The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight (maeincarnate) wrote,
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Deja Vu, vol. 3

Apparently, I posted too hastily this morning, as things have just gotten better and better. I would say that I could make a million dollars writing a book for CEO’s titled What To Say To Your Employees To Make Them Think Your Company Will Last Through The Year: Ways To Placate The Subordinates Who Walk Around With Their Heads Outside Of Their Asses, but as evidenced by this morning’s meeting, it’s already been written.

“This is not a funeral. We’ll be pulling in our belts for a while in order to last the storm of the internet. We don’t want to be one those companies who gets taken out before they are due. We have a great idea here and it will eventually work … though a company can’t survive on saving money alone, it may be a while until we make money. But until then, you’re going to see some changes around here. Though we are trying to save as many as we can, some jobs will be lost. Unless we meet the numbers outlined by our new Business Plan by Labor Day, we will have to re-evaluate our position again.”

I didn’t know why I made a point of knowing this company’s severance policy on my first day. Sadly it’s not as excessive as my last one.

Chapter One: So you are the head of an Internet company…

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