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    Re: Is it a good idea to sent this Christmas Card to the person(s) who fired me?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    As some of you may know from other threads, I was fired from a job on May 26, 2011. I was thinking of sending a Christmas Card to the four suspects who made the decision to fire me. The Question I have is: Is it a good idea to send a Christmas Card to the person(s) who fired me with the following wording?
    It is a bad idea to send that card.It could be interpreted as you still holding a grudge.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Is it a good idea to sent this Christmas Card to the person(s) who fired me?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Correct.

    It's not a good idea to blow up a bridge which you may want to cross back over sometime in the future.
    Ceasar thought differently on that point and in the long run....

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    Re: Is it a good idea to sent this Christmas Card to the person(s) who fired me?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I don't worry about things which happened in the past which I can't change.
    So don't send it? Is that what you're trying to say?

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    Re: Is it a good idea to sent this Christmas Card to the person(s) who fired me?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    So don't send it? Is that what you're trying to say?



    I'm not trying to say anything, I'm saying that the past is the past and you can't change it so you might just as well accept reality and get on with your life.

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    Re: Is it a good idea to sent this Christmas Card to the person(s) who fired me?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I'm not trying to say anything, I'm saying that the past is the past and you can't change it so you might just as well accept reality and get on with your life.
    I was just messing around.

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    Re: Is it a good idea to sent this Christmas Card to the person(s) who fired me?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I was just messing around
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    Hey, that's cool.

    I'm down with that.

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    Re: Is it a good idea to sent this Christmas Card to the person(s) who fired me?

    Even if you sent it, it won't even get read. I've gotten mail at work from people I've fired before. Goes right in the trash.



    No offense, but everyone's got a job to do, and firing people is part of some peoples jobs. Fun? No. But we all gotta eat. Remorse is bad enough when you have to look a person in the eye and tell them they are now unemployed...reminders aren't really needed.


    If I may...this is two years old...what were the circumstances around your term?
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Is it a good idea to sent this Christmas Card to the person(s) who fired me?

    After your "departure" were you a known security threat to the company and it's employees?
    Did they have to take legal action to keep you at bay? Restraining orders and the like?
    Were you forcefully removed from the premises?
    Were police ever involved due to your behavior and actions towards the company and it's employees?

    Do they fear you to this day?

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    Re: Is it a good idea to sent this Christmas Card to the person(s) who fired me?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Even if you sent it, it won't even get read. I've gotten mail at work from people I've fired before. Goes right in the trash.

    No offense, but everyone's got a job to do, and firing people is part of some peoples jobs. Fun? No. But we all gotta eat. Remorse is bad enough when you have to look a person in the eye and tell them they are now unemployed...reminders aren't really needed.

    If I may...this is two years old...what were the circumstances around your term?
    I'll answer your question in more depth later. I have been working 17 years. I have only been written up four times. All four times were within a 45 day period and with the same employer. I have been working at the same place for 29 months since I left that job. I still haven't been written up or even threatened with it.

    These people were trigger happy. I was too trusting in my abilities. I never even attempted to defend myself. If I would have known they loved to fire people I could have survived several more years. I supposed I was over confident and too trusting. My life was very good in all aspects up until that point. I have lead a very sheltered life. My childhood was amazing. Every employer I ever worked for treated me like a king. Ever organization I was a part of treated me like a hero. This was my first bout of real life. It was severely traumatic. The emotional trauma that it caused me exceeded the tragedy of death or break-ups that I had been through in the past.

    I'll elaborate more later.

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    Re: Is it a good idea to sent this Christmas Card to the person(s) who fired me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    After your "departure" were you a known security threat to the company and it's employees?
    Did they have to take legal action to keep you at bay? Restraining orders and the like?
    Were you forcefully removed from the premises?
    Were police ever involved due to your behavior and actions towards the company and it's employees?

    Do they fear you to this day?
    It's possible. They never talk to me and will kill any employee who tries to talk to me. That's how they roll. All of the above could be true or it could be the furthest thing from the truth. I wasn't forcefully removed from the premises. I never had dealings with the police. I did get an empty letter from their lawyer telling me to stop trying to contact their employees. It wasn't really threatening but it was written on a lawyer's letterhead. That's threatening enough in itself. I would answer no to all of your questions but how can I ever be sure?

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