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Boss held contest on which employee would be fired next

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  1. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2303858&spid=
     
  2. Hog's Big Ben

    Hog's Big Ben Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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    "That memo created an extremely hostile [environment] for us and it pitted employee against employee"

    For $10? No, it didn't.

    Sounds like peer review to me. What's the problem?
     
  3. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    Judges don't make laws, they just apply them. I disagree with the law, but I agree with the ruling.
     
  4. Taint Stench

    Taint Stench #shredding

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    Obviously they haven't seen the supermarket scene in American history x.
     
  5. mascan42

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    No it didn't. The employees weren't being asked to suggest who should be fired next. They were just being asked to bet on who would be the next lazy fuck to screw up. Nobody wants to be the odds-on favorite in this contest, so you'd think it would serve as motivation to straighten up. Instead, it served as motivation for a lawsuit. Because this is America.
     
  6. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    i worked at a shop that every 90days they would pick a name out of a hat, anyone that had been there less than 90days got there name put in the hat 3 times, the three owners would pull out the names if two of them pulled your name... pack your shit because your not going to have to clock back in from lunch. mine got pulled on my 88th day
     
  7. Sinn Fein

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    Nigga please.

    I worked for a bigger jizzbag than the guy in this story.
     
  8. Voss's Tumor

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    I worked for a boss who would fix "motivational" contests. Some times he would be giving a sort of pep talk, then out of nowhere slam $300 in $1 bills against the ceiling, like it was some sort of impromptu bonus or something. People would scramble around to pick up the cash, and the guy who got the most gets told "Congratulations! There's your severance!" Basically, if you were that excited about $1 bills you weren't going to make it in this business.

    I've worked for some real pricks. This guy is just creative and kooky.
     
  9. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    The boss from hell??? Please. I've worked for some serious scumfucks in my life and a contest on who would be fired next is laughable.
     
  10. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    I've been really lucky. I've only worked for one asshole boss since I was a teenager. I outlasted him anyway and was offered his job when they fired him.
     
  11. Voss's Tumor

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    If you really want to get into energy or sales, or even worse, sales in energy, you'll fix that real quick.
     
  12. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    i used to work for this guy...
    [video=youtube;tbBIsMBugWo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbBIsMBugWo[/video]
     
  13. Creasy Bear

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    First prize is a Cadillac El Dorado. Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired.

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  14. LastDeadMouse

    LastDeadMouse WWRBD?

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    Gotta love the logic in these two situations. Why would you want to risk losing a good employee to chance? And why would you punish someone that is willing to pick money up off the floor? Guys like this just aren't interested in running a more successful business with happy employees. They just like to watch people squirm.
     
  15. Voss's Tumor

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    IN my case, it's a "no one is safe, you earn your spot every single day" thing. It was possible to make $10k a day in that business (though very, very unlikely, possible), so people would sometimes get big paychecks then slack off for a few weeks. Kind of a demotivational motivational thing.
     

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