Resignation letter (was Re: [SunRescue] The Question.)
rescue at sunhelp.org
Sat Feb 10 01:58:55 CST 2001
__KICK ASS!!__ 8-)
On February 9, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> I promised myself I wouldn't get involved in this thread, but....
> At a previous place of employment, I found out I was terminated when
> I checked my voice mail one morning.
> My boss ("Ling") was on a trip back from Japan and she left me the
> voice mail so that I could be terminated in time for the IPO
> paperwork to be filled out with the "right" number of employees (ie
> "x number of employees as of April 17th"). Since they paid 2 weeks
> severance, I had to be gone by exactly 2 weeks before that.
> Heh, got the voice mail, then realized that I could still log into
> the network (I never had admin privs on this network). They were so
> "keep quiet" about everything that they hadn't told the sysadmin.
> First things first, I used the companywide email address
> (all at company.domain) to let everyone know I was gone; sort of a
> cheery, "wish everyone the best" kind of thing, while letting
> everyone know that I had been toasted. The folks in San Jose who
> were about to be fired got the email before the CEO got off his
> flight, so they knew he was coming to fire THEM - they thus went out
> to a long lunch; which lunch puckered the CEOs patootie when he
> walked into the ghost town of the SJ office.
> Then I copied all the relevant, work related files to the server and
> told the sysadmin what they were, so they wouldn't be deleted. After
> all, I should hand over all my work product to my boss, right?
> Then, SHREDDED every last goldarn bit of paper that was in my
> cubicle, except business cards which I handed to the VP Sales, a
> braying jackass who did nothing but reinforce all those negative
> stereotypes about people from New Jersey. I found out later that he
> had unloaded one of his losers into my former department - thus I
> needed to go.
> Since the company was going IPO, they had an industrial strength
> shredder that chewed through just about anything. I filled up two of
> the "size-huge" bags, since I had done some work on documentation.
> After that, I realized that with the work info on the network server,
> ready to be handed over to my boss, ergo, the only stuff on my
> computer was by definition personal.
> Booted DOS, formatted the hard
> drive. TWICE. Pulled the power on the system halfway thru the
> second format just to be sure that the FAT tables were screwed, blued
> and tattooed.
> Put my personal stuff in a small box and walked out to the car.
> OK, maybe this was offtopic.
> ObSunRescue: hey, how about those new $1k Netras?
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