“As long as I\’m here, you\’re not going anywhere.”
I used to work in the music industry and put countless after hour and weekend time into this job. A few people from my division were laid off and so i became alarmed. On Monday of the following week, I went into my boss\’ office and asked if i was going to be asked to leave just like the others and he assured me, “As long as i\’m here, you\’re not going anywhere.” At that moment i felt a big sense of relief to know that i\’d be okay, at least until my boss held his position.
That Thursday he called to let me know that he had outside meetings all day and asked me to finish his expense reports. He said he wanted them complete and submitted before I left work for the day and also asked me to call him when i left the office. Since he was behind on expense reports, I stayed until 9pm to finish. As soon as i got to my car i called him and he apologized for having to tell me this over the phone…he said he “tried to come into the office and tell me in person, but didn\’t have a chance to”. And continued, “we had to make some cutbacks and we have to let you go. Your last day is tomorrow.” I drove back to work, packed up all of my personal belongings and told them i wouldn\’t be coming in the next day. I separated all files by artist, events, etc., so that they wouldn\’t have a hard time finding them.
I still keep in contact with everyone, because you shouldn\’t burn bridges. Oh yeah, and my ex-boss still holds that position.
This post was submitted by Anonymous.