When I was in my early 20s I started working for a small start up
company. I had worked in the same industry for about 2-3 years so I
wasn’t brand new to the work.
Because the company was so new, and was growing steadily, we began to
get very busy but additional help was not hired. I went out shopping
one night, on my own time, and purchased a large Rolodex with my own
money. I kept records of everything at work and it was pretty
I worked day and night at this place, I even brought work home with me
and did it at night without being paid for it because there werent’
enough hours in the day to get everything done.
Finally the boss hired a temp to help out. She had no experience and
wasn’t very much help, but hey every little bit helped. She was young
and pretty, and before long my boss started to date her. Inappropriate
much? He didn’t even try to hide it, one night they were out on a
date and they stopped by the office for something.
About a week before Christmas the boss brought me info his office to
tell me that I was being let go, because I “didn’t have a sense of
urgency” Huh? He then told me that he agreed it sucked that it was a
week before Christmas, but hey it sucks any time of year to get fired,
Want to guess who he hired to replace me?
On my way out the door I made sure to take my Rolodex with me. He
called me a couple of days later looking for it, they were pretty
screwed without it.