***My Boss was Fired Today***

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by wlu29, May 13, 2014.

  1. wlu29

    wlu29 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    19,697
    Likes Received:
    2,193
    He brought me into a new role and new industry.

    He had many strengths and some weaknesses.

    He had been with our company for 6 years.

    He grew market share by 10%, undisputed market leader by a healthy spread.

    Management has unrealistic targets and he was a scapegoat.

    He had been promoted twice in those 6 years.

    They created a new award 3 years ago to reward him and that caught on with the rest of the company (so now each division has one winner each year).

    We butted heads many times in a constructive way.

    I learned a lot from him.

    I'm torn because management is looking to me to replace and they felt that they would be able to let him go because I was capable of taking over (at least that's what I'm told).

    If it could happen to him, they can easily just do the same to me.

    Mostly, today I felt like Mark Antony in "I came to bury Caesar, not to praise him".

    TL/DR; boss who i viewed like a bigger brother got fired, execs look to me to replace him, but I've got a very bitter taste in my mouth how it all went down.
     
  2. Damien Karras

    Damien Karras Mirabile dichtu, don't you agree?

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Messages:
    11,929
    Likes Received:
    7,348
    Location:
    Montreal
    if you take the job you're next, sadly

    unless you play office politics *slurp slurp slurp*
     
  3. wlu29

    wlu29 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    19,697
    Likes Received:
    2,193
    i'm not very good at politics, i'm too honest to a fault

    most people respect me for it, i'm very capable but i don't engage in those tactics

    i know that's probably my weakness
     
  4. fingercuffs

    fingercuffs and now my bitter hands Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    67,013
    Likes Received:
    2,384
    Location:
    San Jose
    On what grounds did they fire him?
     
  5. wlu29

    wlu29 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    19,697
    Likes Received:
    2,193
    and you never will
     
  6. LogicalInsanity

    LogicalInsanity Co-Founder of SDLS (Sexual Deviant Leftist Scum)

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    31,767
    Likes Received:
    31,956
    Lost
     
  7. wlu29

    wlu29 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    19,697
    Likes Received:
    2,193
    we didn't hit our numbers, needed a scapegoat to show that changes were being made

    which everyone knew was bullshit from the start (in a market that's down 15%, we grew 8%, and it's still not good enough)

    his boss the division head should be the one that gets fired, but the guy is like a teflon don (everything deflects off him)
     
  8. Magooglie

    Magooglie Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2004
    Messages:
    32,324
    Likes Received:
    9,178
    They're going to get you next.

    How big is the raise?
     
  9. oFUNGUSo

    oFUNGUSo Red Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    8,411
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    TX
    best story I've read all day
     
  10. wlu29

    wlu29 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    19,697
    Likes Received:
    2,193
    meaning, you think i'm making this up?
     
  11. Damien Karras

    Damien Karras Mirabile dichtu, don't you agree?

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Messages:
    11,929
    Likes Received:
    7,348
    Location:
    Montreal
    what industry do you work in TS?
     
  12. oFUNGUSo

    oFUNGUSo Red Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    8,411
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    TX
    no....


    I'm just being an ass.
     
  13. wlu29

    wlu29 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    19,697
    Likes Received:
    2,193
    consumer products

    i'm gonna be intentionally ambiguous so that i don't reveal too much
     
  14. Talent

    Talent <img src="http://i.imgur.com/NwpFvrR.gif"> Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    4,276
    Likes Received:
    279
    Blood demands blood.
     
  15. panrst80

    panrst80 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Messages:
    689
    Likes Received:
    4
    There will always be politics wherever you go. Try to be above the fray and you will get eaten up regardless if you don't want to be part of it. At the very least know enough to avoid the wrong end of the politics.

    Regarding your boss, if they set him up to fail in that role then be very wary. If it's because they didn't want to pay him his due then that's messed up. You really need to find out why they let him go before you take the job. In any case I say take the job, survive a year or two, and leverage that management experience to get the fuck out of Dodge.
     
  16. Iroh

    Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    35,184
    Likes Received:
    27,305
    Location:
    Spirit World
    I'd take the job, before someone else takes the position and you might have a boss you don't like.

    Maybe it'll give you more of a voice with the people higher up and give you a chance to tell them who you think really should have been fired, instead of your ex boss.

    How realistic is it that they'd fire you too, for similar reasons, if you take the job?
     
  17. Kevin Rudd

    Kevin Rudd Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    3,899
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    The Lodge
    Take the promotion for the experience, hang in there for 6-12 months whilst looking for something better and then give your division director a nice big fuck you when you resign.

    Also when you do resign cook up some hard boiled eggs at home, make sure you slightly crack each one after it has boiled. Then take these natural wonders into your office and place them in strategic positions throughout the place where no one would ever think to look.
     
  18. wlu29

    wlu29 Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    19,697
    Likes Received:
    2,193
    where do you come up with these ideas?
     
  19. Kevin Rudd

    Kevin Rudd Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    3,899
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    The Lodge
    If there was a book of spite, I'd be the author.

    You don't like it? It harms no one.........at least physically.
     
  20. Lionidas

    Lionidas Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,604
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Chicago
    /thread. :icon_chee
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.