Stupid requests from your soon to be ex boss
I was caught up in a merger and my counterpart at the other company had seniority which means he got the job and I got the axe. I was asked to stay until the other company got set in. I should have told them to kiss my ass but since jobs were hard to come by I stayed until the end.
On the last day of my employment my ex manager wanted me to continue working on Saturdays. I ean how stupid.
I lived in excess of thirty miles from the company and they only wanted to pay me two hours wages. I mean it took me an hour to get there and hour to get back and about two hours working time. After the Saturday work was over I would have had to deliver the work to them which would mean another over sixty mile round trip.
I was so flabberghasted by this idiotic request that I just sat there saying nothing. I knew the new employee would refuse to work Saturdays but since I was no longer employed there why should I care?
I had friends who still worked there and they told me that like I said the new guy would refuse to work Saturdays.
If I was so great an employee why didn't they keep both of us? I mean with the merger the work load doubled.
As luck would have it the company went out of business five years later and I had a new job as warehouse manager of a company eight miles from my house.
I eventually retired but for some reason this still bugs me.