Not So Secret Layoffs
When a company is planning to do layoffs, the executive and management team tries to keep the proceedings under wraps, having secret off-site meetings, negotiating between departments without letting on about what it going on and trying to keep employees in the dark. Employees catch wind of layoffs very easily if the management team isn’t careful.
I was working at a company and walked into a meeting room where a group of executives had just met. On the board was a list of names that someone had… Read More
Lied & Gone to HR Heaven
From WWLTV.com: A fired sheriff’s office employee, who reportedly died in 1999, was actually using another woman’s identity to earn a six-figure salary before she was caught. A jury deliberated for 15 minutes before finding 41yo Cindy T. White guilty of charges of identity theft over $1,000 Wednesday. Prosecutors say White had listed on her resume that she obtained a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and a master’s degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Investigators say White was hi… Read More
Excerpt of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir:
“Today a woman came in to reapply for a job. She wrote that she’d quit last month but now wanted her job back. On “reason for leaving” she wrote: “That job sucked. Plus, my supervisor was a douche-nugget.” She was reapplying for the exact same job. I rehired her and reassigned her to her old supervisor, because I totally agreed with her. That guy was totally a douche-nugget.”… Read More