View Poll Results: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

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  • Yes, between November 30, 2003-September 30, 2008

    3 6.67%
  • Yes, between October 1, 2008-September 30, 2013

    4 8.89%
  • Yes, between October 1, 2013-Today

    0 0%
  • No or I was fired more than 10 years ago

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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    I don't mean to derail the thread, I think this fits in. I have had to fire people in the last 10 years and believe me it was no fun. Neither man was up to the job but they both had families and mortgages etc. Being on the other side of a firing is maybe even worse than being fired.

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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Job? What job?

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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Job? What job?
    That word might disappear from American speech, due to lack of usage. It's a shame, really, since it is a good word that explains how some people get money!.

    Good morning, humbolt.

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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    That word might disappear from American speech, due to lack of usage. It's a shame, really, since it is a good word that explains how some people get money!.

    Good morning, humbolt.
    How are you doing? Good Thanksgiving? Fully recovered from that recent nastiness? Questions, questions. I have always earned my money not from a job, but from an adventure. True, I was paid for a job, but I always considered it an adventure - something my employers - usually owners - weren't always thrilled about. A job needs to be fun once in a while. An owner did once tell me he thought I was having too much fun while doing my work.

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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    How are you doing? Good Thanksgiving? Fully recovered from that recent nastiness? Questions, questions. I have always earned my money not from a job, but from an adventure. True, I was paid for a job, but I always considered it an adventure - something my employers - usually owners - weren't always thrilled about. A job needs to be fun once in a while. An owner did once tell me he thought I was having too much fun while doing my work.
    Yep, you should have known better. Business etiquette requires a sometimes sullen attitude...makes you a team player in management's eyes! And you get promoted if you become unbearable!

    I'm doing well--had a wonderful Thanksgiving--and I'm almost fully recovered from pneumonia. I guess it was my turn in 2013...broken leg and pneumonia both in the same year! I hope I'm off the list now for a while!

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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Yep, you should have known better. Business etiquette requires a sometimes sullen attitude...makes you a team player in management's eyes! And you get promoted if you become unbearable!
    This explains a lot. Why didn't someone tell me sooner? Now, it's too late.

    I'm doing well--had a wonderful Thanksgiving--and I'm almost fully recovered from pneumonia. I guess it was my turn in 2013...broken leg and pneumonia both in the same year! I hope I'm off the list now for a while!
    Good for you. You have had an eventful year. My younger sister had pneumonia a few years back, and the recovery took over a month. It's a long road back to feeling good after that, I guess. And yes, you are due a good year or two after this one.

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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Why no poll option for "never been fired"?

    I'm 50 years old. Never been fired from any job ever.

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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Ohio has a Public Policy exception to at will employment. The way that came about was a man was fired from his job after the court ordered the employer to take out child support. That's a kicker.

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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I don't mean to derail the thread, I think this fits in. I have had to fire people in the last 10 years and believe me it was no fun. Neither man was up to the job but they both had families and mortgages etc. Being on the other side of a firing is maybe even worse than being fired.
    Was that before October 1, 2008 or after October 1, 2008?

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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Was that before October 1, 2008 or after October 1, 2008?
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