Wednesday, October 03, 2007

It's better than a kick in the...teeth ***UPDATE***

...but not by much.

As a few of you know, Josh got an offer for a new job.

Rather than the required one month's notice, as stated in his employment contract, his new employer wanted him ASAP and so he offered two weeks notice. When he offered his resignation, he received congratulations from his boss and silence from two other high level directors who had been his bosses in the past. The owner of the company wished him well and thought it was a calculated risk to buy a house and try to find a new job in tandem.

With a sudden change of staff comes a transition plan, who does what when Josh is gone? Nobody volunteered to do his job as they knew how much 'fun' and challenge that the job offered.

His boss asked the other directors to hold a 'going away' party for him today, complete with cold pizza (kosher and not), birthday cake (umm, whose birthday WAS it?!), and a 'going away' present.

The going away presents, which were gift-wrapped, included one broken motherboard taken from a project completed ten years ago (he's only worked there for four), and a phony Swiss watch, purchased for $20 on the streets of Kuala Lumpur by his boss on a business trip to Malaysia. The watch crown (winder) is broken and needs to be fixed.

I don't think his boss realized the symbolism of his gifts...

Broken technology from a company that has run out of time. :P

***I forgot to add that the watch was KNOWINGLY broken at the time it was given to Josh. His boss told him the other day that he broke his 'cheap watch'...then he turned around and gave it to him. Nice, huh?

I'm still stumped as to why they would give him a chipboard from a project he was never involved with. They were probably so taken aback that he was leaving that they just threw anything at him and thought that he would appreciate it. How much thought or effort is involved in getting him a good bottle of scotch? (something he can...use) :P***

11 comments:

Dolores and Shawn said...

Sounds like my place of employment. Josh is lucky to be out of there.

Lisa said...

You've got to be kidding me! I think that's so funny and pathetic all at the same time.

Well like you said the gifts seem to be very symbolic. I just about peed myself laughing. Only you would so quickly be able to link the two together.

Congrats on the new job Josh!!

Doris & Dan said...

Defo not a warm goodbye but good riddance to them.

Keep smilin!

OziMum said...

LOL! The irony of it all!

Sounds like a good time to bail?!

Mrs. Vandertramp said...

I have to say, the whole thing sounds very, very odd.

happy new job, Josh!

S.

Mamacita said...

That's just wrong.

Johnny said...

You have to understand that nerdos are not very good at this. It's awkward to them, so they thought that hubs would think it was funny....kinda like gag-funny.

Mark & Michelle said...

That is all so very odd...

Beth said...

That is just plain weird.

Sounds like he is better out of there.

MotherMotherOcean said...

Run Josh. Run as fast as you can. Never look back.

Sam said...

Yay, Josh!!!! I'm soooo glad you are getting away from those horrible freaks! Maybe you should mail the watch back to the Scrooge for Christmas? Just sign the card "From the Ghost of Employees Past".