By MsGrant, August 14, 2010
I know this has been played out, but I just could not resist.
aka: Twin Brewsky Take Off and or the Twin Brewski Departure
Found this article amusing, apparently a lot of people dream about doing what that guy did:
I can't open the article, RFG. Can you e-mail it to me? Thanks!!
Sorry about that! Try this:
i love this Grantie...laughter on Saturday is my fun and forte...thx
Thanks, RFG - great story. It's interesting how many people side with Mr. Slater and some have nothing but disdain. I would say from my experience nothing feels better than saying "f this s - I'm outa here".
Glad you got a laugh, nan!!
Founder, Homer Simpson said "Alcohol is the cause of and the solution to all man's problems", and I would have to agree with the second half!!
When I was much younger and live in Los Angeles, I did that a couple of times. It was easy up there, I would wind up with another job within a day or two. Since then, I've taken to not burning my bridges. And, I haven't had a job in a while that pissed me off enough to do it. Well, except for one place, but that was temp. work anyway, so it didn't really matter.
I've only done it twice, but god it felt good. I know what you mean about burning bridges, though. It's a small world.
It is a small world. The last place I worked, the owner referred once to a "friend" of his, by first name. Later I found out that friend's last name. The last job I had in L.A. before I moved to Tijuana eighteen years ago, that "friend" was one of the two owners of the place. He was a jerk, and we hated each other. So, that "friend" and the owner of the place in San Diego were once working for the same large corporation.
To my knowledge, the San Diego employer never knew I worked for the "friend". My direct boss was the V.P., and after I left that place, she might have told him, who knows.
In my second novel, this "friend" is fictionalized, but believe me, I didn't have to do much other than to change the name in order to portray him. Last I heard, the guy was in bad shape, health-wise. While I don't wish for anyone's death, his would certainly make me breathe easier if it happened by the time I get around to seeking a publisher. One less thing to worry about.
One example of how he was a jerk? I gave three weeks notice, and after three days he decided to fire me. Of course, I could've sued the bastard and won easily, but by that time I just wanted to get the hell out of L.A., and I already had another job lined up in San Diego.
i did it once by bringin' in the song "Take This Job and Shove It" and playing it for the boss...he laughed so hard and wouldn't fire me
RFG, I hate when there is a connect the dots scenario where you are working that leaves you feeling one degree from Kevin Bacon away from getting canned. All it takes is the person to mention your name and the other person says "what's her last name?". There are people out there that will badmouth you just for sport, even if they were the jerk. I am really hoping your book becomes a best seller. I will rent a giant inflatable slide and fill a cooler full of beer, invite a couple hundred people, and then we will do a giant kiss my ass to all the bad bosses who ever darkened our doors.
Nan, if I had an employee that did that I don't think I could fire them either!! That is hilarious - he probably thought you loved him!!
Wait, I guess I better make that a swimming pool full of beer....
"I will rent a giant inflatable slide and fill a cooler full of beer, invite a couple hundred people, and then we will do a giant kiss my ass to all the bad bosses who ever darkened our doors."
I will sell a ton of tickets for that event!
Oh, me too!! I could see this becoming a national holiday...
LOL. Love it, Grantie.
Take This Job and Shove It
Ah, it's good to review now and then.
Thank you for that, anti!! As I wipe away tears of laughter, I raise a fist to all the crappy, bitchy bosses of the world, narrow my eyes and hiss "it's Slater time".
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