It’s no secret that the “good old days” of employer and employee loyalty are long gone. The reality is, things are only going to get worse. Not only can your boss fire you at any time, now they don’t even have to give a reason! Even the “courtesy” of a final, private meeting at closing time on a Friday has been tossed out.
These days, they’ll can your ass in front of the whole group at the Tuesday morning meeting! They’ll do it on purpose, to send a message to the rest of your lazy (now former) co-workers! They’ll probably even record it and post it online, so everyone can have a good, hearty belly laugh at your expense.
And you’d better believe your ass is getting escorted out by security, in the most public of ways. Who cares if you’ve been there for 20 years and are the god-parent of the boss’ kid? You’re no longer welcome here, low life!
No Way Out
You think you have legal recourse? Think again! Remember all those papers they made you hastily sign on your first day? You signed your own death warrant, pal! They were inching you toward the door from day one. Once they successfully squeezed out every drop of creativity and free information, they were ready toss you into the trash like an orange peel.
The second you leave, someone else has taken your seat. And all those “friendships” you think you forged through the years? Over. It’s like you never even existed.
Every Man for Himself
Don’t forget, though, that the pendulum swings both ways. If you wanted to, you could walk out the door before lunch and never look back. No note, no comment to anyone. Just gone. F– ’em.
And this business of two-weeks’ notice? They want you to believe that’s a requirement. It isn’t. And “professional courtesy” is a two-way street. You think they’d give you the “professional courtesy” of two weeks’ notice before dropping your smelly ass like a hot potato? Fat chance, esé! So why would you even dream of taking the high road? Show those chumps the same level of respect they’ve shown you from day one: absolutely zero.
The thing to take away is that today’s employers are — and should be perceived as — enemies of the state. Their common goal is to make your life as miserable as possible. Your job is to stick it to them in the worst way you can. Get them before they get you!
by Tuppence “Penny” Piazza
Residential Life Magazine