Brevity by Dan Thompson for October 22, 2020

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    jreckard  over 2 years ago

    It’s a lax ax.

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    Baarorso  over 2 years ago

    I’ve heard of “softening the blow” but this???

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    jpayne4040  over 2 years ago

    “No more cookies for you!” :-(

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    Chris  over 2 years ago

    how misleading.

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    Darryl Heine  over 2 years ago

    You can’t fight friendly fire with fire.

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    Totalloser Premium Member over 2 years ago

    My last layoff took 10 seconds on the phone to tell me I was let go. In 1.5 years my boss only spoke to me 3 times

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    Michael G.  over 2 years ago

    They were both sobbing …

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I guess I could say I once got laid off from a retail management job with a “friendly firing”.

    It was at a meeting of all the store managers in Northern California, in the last week of February.

    I’ll never forget the regional manager’s announcement…

    this is only slightly paraphrased:


    “Congratulations, Susan!

    Your shop won the prize for most improved sales, company wide, over the Valentine’s Day holiday period.

    A $35 restaurant gift card for each associate!

    And you yourself got the best score in the company from our secret shoppers in February… a $25 bonus for you!"

    (Big smile.)


    (Suddenly serious expression… )

    “But all our California retail shops are closing by March 30th… yours will be first, on March 1st.”


    That was 10 days before my shop closed… but she said I’d be working, packing up, through March 3rd.

    Then she told all the other managers in the room what dates their stores would close.


    No build-up; no warning.

    Congratulations, everybody… and BTW… goodbye.


    Then I had to tell all my associates the next day…

    you each get a $35 gift card…we have to pick a restaurant…

    and, um, in 10 days you’re all out of work."

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    jango  over 2 years ago

    Well, the RM laid out the template of “success” for you. He probably had the way paved for him as well.

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    Zebrastripes  over 2 years ago

    Now, doesn’t this sound familiar? Praise, praise, then demean demean….

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    KaleesiKoerner  over 2 years ago

    I like your books

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    cuzinron47  over 2 years ago

    Beware of hidden messages.

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    Boise Ed Premium Member over 2 years ago

    “nicest hair”??? He doesn’t have any hair.

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