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BOFH = Real Life

2004-06-15 11:12:19.496987+00 by meuon 1 comments

I was reading the latest BOFH story, and I start laughing, because he was doing what an old boss of mine did to people.. pre-high-tech. He never did it to me, but Dave (my boss) would pick up and store applicationss for places, stores, truck driving school, headhunter/temp agencies, etc. We'd be eating lunch on the road somewhere and Dave would pull out a form and start filling it out as some schmuck in the company, Dave would attach a copy of their resume, and in at least once case, he wrote a letter of reccomendation as himself (their boss) citing some 'downsizing' reason and that he was trying to take care of his best people. Dave's reason: Sure beat firing them and having them end up on un-employement, which cost the company money.

And then, with things like Dice.com and Monster.com, I realize how much easier it has all become and wonder how much of it is going on. Laughing..

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-06-15 13:38:43.599028+00 by: meuon

I should add.. at least two of the targets I knew of got jobs they thrived in.