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What to do when, like James Comey, you suddenly get fired

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Mark Holtz, May 12, 2017.

  1. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    While getting fired, terminated, down sized etc. sucks, keep in mind, many States are "right to work" States. That means you have the right to work anywhere you choose, and change jobs any time you desire but, the company has the right to say goodbye to you, anytime they choose for any reason. Granted they can't do it for age discrimination and a few other things.

    The key to all of this is to always be looking for your next thing. What happens is we all get comfortable. We like our co workers and the pay isn't bad. So we don't do regular job searches or networking.

    Don't wait to be surprised by your employer. Surprise them.
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  2. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I was gonna use that as an example. When you're looking for someone...it never seems to happen. Get married and things change rapidly. Why is that?

  3. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    Cause you always want something you do not have.
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  4. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Not true. I don't have Comcast (aka Comcrap) and I don't want it.
  5. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    ...and sometimes we want very much what we already have. For example, I have Comcrap's new Xfinity X1 system, and it is, without a doubt, absolutey the best, most full-featured, fastest-responding tv delivery system I have ever used or heard of.

    With due respect, your own experience and familiarity with Comcast may be dated, especially if you haven not personally experienced X1!
  6. Delroy E Walleye

    Delroy E Walleye AllStar

    Jun 9, 2012
    While I do get the "wanting something you don't have" aspect, I believe there's more to it than simply that.

    There must be some kind of a sixth sense (or maybe it's a scent). They may have no apparent clue of a person's background or situation and yet it still seems to happen.

    Just another one of life's mysteries...
  7. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Yeah, that wasn't what I meant. What you said is what I was thinking about. Truly mysterious.


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