Don’t answer the phone while on vacation!
Last July I was on vacation in Tucson, AZ. I was in a gift shop when my cell phone rang. Trust me, it’s a big mistake to answer the phone, in this econmy, during a vacation!
It was my boss, calling to notify me that I was being laid off, after 9 years at the firm. The reason he was calling was that the CFO had “leaked” an email to the entire company listing the names of the 28 people being laid off, along with their salaries and severance package. The layoff was scheduled for early August, but because of the leak it was effective immediately. My boss said they felt it was important to reach me THAT day, before one of my friends got to me.
Geesh! A year and a half before, I was given a large bonus for helping them grow the business and now I was being laid off!
This post was submitted by Diane Lentine.