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27 May 2005 @ 01:53 pm
We're Fucked.  
Martin just got fired. He had entered one letter wrong in the last 5 weeks, and since he was on a performance improvement plan, they used that as an excuse. Apparently someone in HR was out to get him because he pointed out their constant spelling errors were creating many hours of extra work for his entire team, and he was only trying to get his group to be more efficient.

Since he was fired, he is not going to be able to get unemployment. We now have one income of 800 dollars. Rent is 1000. This assumes we don't eat or use energy as well.

We Are So Fucked.

In the meantime, Drinking Party at our house!!

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EDIT: As the comments would tend to show, yes, we are playing drunk DDR. The word for the day? Surreal

EDIT EDIT: Cats are really bad at DDR, even if they do get the occasional "perfect" (Don't ask me how that happened...)
 
 
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Vocabulary/Back Scritches: broke (www.emotioneric.com)spazzychic on May 27th, 2005 09:08 pm (UTC)

Martin should try for unemployment anyway. Sometimes they will make an exception even if there was a termination... they did for Steve twice.

I wish I could help. :
thudpucker: squeek - by frittersthudpucker on May 27th, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC)


I did nothing wrong. Honest.

Well, politically I guess I did. I made the woman who runs HR look bad to the people at the corporate HQ in Denver. So she waited until my supervisor wasn't there and ran the paperwork through.

I swear to God I did nothing wrong.


(no subject) - spazzychic on May 27th, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - thudpucker on May 27th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - fritters on May 27th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - spazzychic on May 27th, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - fritters on May 27th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Phoenix Anewphoenix_anew on May 27th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
Just... wow. How totally unfair and horrible. Lots of prayers and hopeful feelings being sent your way...
Fritters: TT SF wibble by Frittersfritters on May 27th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, PLEASE, pray your ass off, we're okay for one month of rent and that's it....
Egregiously Mislabeled Taxidriver: Riker Oy vey (counterglow)brendo on May 27th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC)
I've heard that if unemployment determines that you were unjustly terminated, they'll pay. Something along those lines.

My advice would be to talk to them, plus maybe a friendly lawyer.

Vocabulary/Back Scritches: bubblewrapspazzychic on May 27th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)

*nods* Steve got on unemployment after the firing listed above... so exceptions can be made...
(no subject) - fritters on May 27th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ladypixel on May 28th, 2005 09:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
The Voice Of Reason: Strawberryellonwye on May 27th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
.. that's unfair dismissal.

You can't do something like that here, unless you're on a 'trial' employment period (sometimes 6 months) or have had 3 written warnings against your behaviour.. is it similar over there?

I'd fight tooth and nail against this. I really hope it works out for you. :|
Fritters: Cat Goes Pbtht by iconfetishfritters on May 27th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
In California, employment is "at will" and unless you can prove it was because you're black or disabled, you pretty much can't fight something because it's unfair. If a company doesn't want you anymore, they don't want you anymore, and there's nothing you can do about it.
Direwraithedirewraithe on May 27th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC)
As above...
Unless they had you in a trial period you can argue for unfair termination. Even in 'work for hire' states the SEC will generally grant unemployment exemptions even if the employer refuses the request.

Either way don't let the shock get you guys down. Get back out as soon as the holiday is over and find a new gig, after all the best revenge of all is living well. :)

Have fun tonight.

-Gregory
Fritters: Ed Resting by Frittersfritters on May 27th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
Re: As above...
**letting martin field this one**
Re: As above... - thudpucker on May 27th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: As above... - direwraithe on May 27th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: As above... - fritters on May 27th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: As above... - owldragon1 on May 28th, 2005 07:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: As above... - thudpucker on May 27th, 2005 10:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: As above... - direwraithe on May 27th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: As above... - thudpucker on May 28th, 2005 12:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: As above... - direwraithe on May 28th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: As above... - fritters on May 27th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: As above... - thudpucker on May 27th, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: As above... - fritters on May 27th, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: As above... - violet_tigress1 on May 28th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: As above... - fritters on May 28th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
montgomery5281montgomery5281 on May 27th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
WHAT ????
WHAT????? I can't believe it... I am so so so sorry for you both. I know it dowesn't help a lot, but I am sending lots and lots of good thoughts your way.
Fritters: TT SF wibble by Frittersfritters on May 27th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Re: WHAT ????
At this point, even though I really don't want to move, I would WELCOME the job in Denver, simply because it's good money a step up from living at mom's place (it's a very bad situation, can't go into it here...) But I'm assuming when you're fired from Teletech that you're not eligible for re-hire. I know I'm not, and I was fired got inappropriate use of the word "weasel"...
Re: WHAT ???? - montgomery5281 on May 27th, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: WHAT ???? - fritters on May 27th, 2005 10:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: WHAT ???? - thudpucker on May 27th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: WHAT ???? - montgomery5281 on May 27th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: WHAT ???? - thudpucker on May 28th, 2005 12:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: WHAT ???? - thudpucker on May 28th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC) (Expand)
lironesslironess on May 27th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
Apply for unemployment. You can't get it if you quit, you can if you were fired. They may fight it but it's worth the try.

We are in the same boat now, only I have no income, and about one month to find a job. It sucks, and I have no alcohol.

Praying for ya, pray for me too.
Frittersfritters on May 28th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC)
I will pray for you to receive both a job and alcohol ^_^
perlee_grace on May 28th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
Oh man, that just SUCKS, I'm so sorry... (((hugs to both)))

Sending all sorts of good thoughts your way, and if we can do anything up here just drop a line.
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on May 28th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
Thanks bunches, prayers and chickens for cthulhu are particularly welcome now (as if they weren't before...)
gabbysun on May 28th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
*hugs* Oh, crap, that sucks an unbelievable much. *hugs* I'm praying for you.
Fritters: TT Robin Driven me Insane by digic_iconsfritters on May 28th, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)
I really really really appreciate it and my vocabulary sucks. But your icon made me smile, so +1 karma points for you.
Robyn Goodfellow: herorobyngoodfellow on May 28th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
Damn, and things were looking good when we talked.
Definately go for unemployment. You can't eat pride.
And if all else fails, come for a visit. I'm pretty sure you could rent out the spare bedroom here for $400cad/month.

Stay safe, pray hard, and try to think positive.
And I can always spare enough for some groceries... if you need it.
Fritters: Ed Devastated by Frittersfritters on May 28th, 2005 03:31 am (UTC)
They don't let you in the country unless you're bringing in an income, hon, and we have four cats, remember? But thanks for the offer. And groceries will probably not be a problem unless my disability gets yanked. It's the roof that's the hard part. If we lose this one, we'll be at moms and then my income can go right to car insurance, cat food and people food. I'll try to be positive, but damn I suck at it, you know? I think I've delineated the suckiness of mom's before, so I won't go into that on the internet...
(no subject) - robyngoodfellow on May 28th, 2005 03:50 am (UTC) (Expand)
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wookiee07 on May 28th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
Have faith -- Martin is obviously a smart, hard-working man, and I'm sure there's a job for him somewhere where people will actually APPRECIATE him. As always, I'll keep the two of you in my prayers <3
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on May 28th, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
At this point I think the prayers may help more than intelligence or hard work... So many many thanks.
Direwraithedirewraithe on May 28th, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
Since you guys started this...
As Martin noted above...

Consider this encouragement for Misty and Strip DDR. Come on kiddo, the guy had a bad day... :)

-G.
Fritters: Cat Goes Pbtht by iconfetishfritters on May 28th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
Re: Since you guys started this...
He fell asleep before it was my turn on DDR, again! Besides, darers go first... I actually was semi-amenable to the idea, but I didn't have the nads to go first and then he went to nap...
Re: Since you guys started this... - direwraithe on May 28th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Since you guys started this... - fritters on May 28th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Since you guys started this... - direwraithe on May 28th, 2005 04:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Since you guys started this... - fritters on May 28th, 2005 04:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Since you guys started this... - direwraithe on May 28th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC) (Expand)
the amazing kitty witchtigerkat on May 28th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
I know I don't know you well or anything but yikes that sounds harsh.
On the other hand drunk DDR? LOL I could barely do that stone sober. Although I must say I am immensily interested on how cats are able to do DDR...
Frittersfritters on May 28th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
They were fighting on the pad. We had it in between lessons and they managed to start a lesson, as well as hit a couple of "perfects" but most of the time they pretty much sucked at it...
OwlDragonowldragon1 on May 28th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)
It's a bit odd that even though I rarely think to pray for anyone unless they need help with something, early this evening (late afternoon your time) I did think to pray for you and Martin. I didn't know yet about anything that happened, but I thought to pray anyway, and so I did. Maybe I'm getting the same connections postrophe's mom has.

I'll keep it up, connections or not.

With a little luck, prayer, time, and patience, I could in theory open the science fiction & fantasy bookstore/gaming store/comic book store I've thought about (on and off) having for years now. The main reasons I haven't actively pursued it are: not wanting to run it alone, and lack of money. If the money thing works itself out (long story, involving relatives, mortgages, and family property in northern CA), then I might be able to open it, with at least one or two of the three aspects I've considered. Only two problems left if it does seem to be possible soon. 1, I'd likely have to open it in Redding (where the family property I mentioned is) and 2, I know very little about business and would need help. I know the stuff I'd stock, but I don't know much about finances and paperwork.

So, in the unlikely event that did happen, and Martin didn't already have a better job than that, would you two be interested in helping out with it?
Fritters: Ed Resting by Frittersfritters on May 28th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
Possibly, assuming we had some sort of belief it would be long term and we wouldn't be looking for work in a year again, but this time in Redding... Depends on the pay and our ability to scratch together the money to move. And our ability to find housing there, of course.

But thanks for the praying, seriously, it means more to me than you know.
(no subject) - thudpucker on May 28th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
postrophe on May 28th, 2005 07:54 am (UTC)
You and/or Martin any good at house carpentry?

My mom & dad hired a guy to do the covered porch, and his tools and all the lumber are still there, but they never heard from him again... it's been since thanksgiving.
(My cousin sez the lumber alone is worth what they paid, so they haven't really lost money yet - and they want to go with someone they like...)

'?

'
Fritters: Ed Confused by Frittersfritters on May 28th, 2005 12:55 pm (UTC)
Martin mebbe. I'll ask him when he wakes up.
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