Quckly severing ties.

@GardenGerty (102613)
United States
March 2, 2018 9:03pm CST
When my husband was told he had lost his job, his company changed all the website passwords immediately. It was as if they wanted to block all the employees they were letting go. Yesterday he got a mailing package to return all the electronic devices he had used to do his job. So just as quickly, he packed it all up. It was a prepaid FedEx box. We took the package to a drop off and it is gone. It is like we were shut out, and we are saying good riddance.
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@andriaperry (59003)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Mar
Does seem so cold doesnt it?
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
Yes, no further communication at all.
@paigea (22484)
• Canada
3 Mar
That does sound so impersonal.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
He was not even allowed to enter his last day's work. His supervisor did it.
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
4 Mar
@GardenGerty wow. Is everything top secret there?
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
4 Mar
@paigea I would not think so, but they have some competition that might think otherwise.
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@Courtlynn (55262)
• United States
3 Mar
Oh wow. Sorry he lost his job. And that they didn't trust him and all that. Glad he sent everything right away to get it over with
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
I really do think the company has been bought out or something, it changed so much in the last six months. They had been really good for five years.
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@Courtlynn (55262)
• United States
4 Mar
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@Tampa_girl7 (26237)
• United States
3 Mar
They were very unkind
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
I am glad it did not drag on, though. He had a couple of thousand dollars worth of equipment, I think.
• Aberdeen, North Carolina
3 Mar
Like a bandaid, they probably figure it is best to rip it off quickly than drag things out longer than necessary
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
That is a good way to think of it, and I am glad to have the extra stuff gone.
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@aureliah (18857)
• Kenya
3 Mar
This is what happens with most companies. They treat you as an outsider
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@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
3 Mar
This is what I explained, nothing personal, normal routine.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
He is an outsider now. I am just glad they sent for the stuff quickly. When we have been sent new equipment it has always taken a long time. We are enjoying a breath of fresh air from this. Thanks for your insight @LadyDuck.
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@aureliah (18857)
• Kenya
6 Mar
@GardenGerty Good to hear that you are enjoying some breath of fresh air
@moffittjc (45390)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Mar
The way he was treated by his company, and the way they pushed everyone out the door so quickly, it was best to say good bye and good riddance as fast as you could. Obviously, that company doesn't care very much for its employees (or the new company that bought them out).
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
The reason or excuse would be "we are headed in a new direction". Yeah, down the tubes.
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@moffittjc (45390)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Mar
@GardenGerty One of those classic "non answers" that companies so conveniently use as an excuse. Like "right-sizing the company."
@dodo19 (33691)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
3 Mar
That seems really cold and kind of heartless. Probably for the best.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
Yes, very abrupt.
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@RasmaSandra (19842)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
3 Mar
Sounds like that company has its secrets and it wants to protect itself very well. Best to do what they want and good riddance. No sense in getting into any arguments when things like this happen. Hope he can find another job soon.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
Yes, something is going on. I do not like work politics.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Mar
As others have commented, that's what happens but just the same I think it leaves an awful taste in the mouth.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
I had been wondering about the electronic equipment and I am glad to have it gone. I am not even sure they know who in the company had what devices.
@Tina30219 (35857)
• Onaway, Michigan
3 Mar
Sorry to hear he lost his job and they are doing this to all the people they let go. Something sounds suspicious for them to be changing password and emails to the site so fast like that
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
It strikes me that they are having something major happen to them.
@Tina30219 (35857)
• Onaway, Michigan
3 Mar
@GardenGerty If That is the case so soon after getting rid of people is what I find very odd.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
4 Mar
@Tina30219 I think the major whatever it is is the reason they lt a lot of people go.
@allknowing (69536)
• India
3 Mar
I can relate to that. As part of my responsibility these security guards and a few others were reporting to me.When I visited my office after my resignation the security guard did not salute me. Instead he asked me to sign a visitors' book
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
Wow I am certain that felt very strange to you.
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@allknowing (69536)
• India
3 Mar
@GardenGerty I felt emotional
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
4 Mar
@allknowing Yes, I would too.
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@spiderdust (7231)
• San Jose, California
4 Mar
Wow, that's pretty abrupt and harsh. Good riddance, indeed!
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
4 Mar
I hear from others that that is just standard operating procedure in business.
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• San Jose, California
4 Mar
@GardenGerty Maybe it is. It's just frustrating when employers expect loyalty from their employees, but offer none back.
@sjvg1976 (18405)
• Delhi, India
3 Mar
I am sorry for your husband. But why did they do it so quickly?
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
I am suspecting the company has been bought out or mergered or something.
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@sjvg1976 (18405)
• Delhi, India
4 Mar
@GardenGerty may be they are cutting cost.
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@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Mar
That's good. Now, you wait for what God will bring next, and I'm sure he will. And it will be better than the last job.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
He has a temporary gig that he used to do just before harvest and he will be doing it again. He loved it.If he could find something like that once a month it would be great.
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@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Mar
@GardenGerty I hope he can.
@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
3 Mar
This is nothing personal, but all the companies change the passwords in cases like this for security reasons.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
Yes, I am sure. It is just quicker than they have acted in the past.
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@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
4 Mar
@GardenGerty Everything works faster in our modern days.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
3 Mar
Sounds like they are hiding something to me.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
It sounds like something big was behind this.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
3 Mar
@GardenGerty as soon as I read it that was my first thoughy
@LeaPea2417 (22090)
• Toccoa, Georgia
3 Mar
They are being cold and impersonal. I pray your husband finds a better job.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
There are many things that he can and will do. I think he will enjoy himself.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
3 Mar
Sadly the company has to protect themselves from sabotage. Your husband accepted losing his job with good grace but some employees with a grudge would try to sabotage the electronic systems. For example erasing peoples accounts or sending out false information etc. I know in some banking organisations the employee is asked to accompany a security guard to personnel department. They are escorted from the building. Someone else empties their work station and it is handed to them and they are escorted off the premises so that they can not muck up the system. Their accounts deleted and essential passwords changed immediately. Sorry your husband has lost his job and I hope that he is able to find something else soon!
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
This is what I like about myLot. People with wider experience help things get put into perspective.
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
3 Mar
it's for security reasons that they're doing that. We do the same thing.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
3 Mar
Oh, I am sure, he just did not get to enter his own time sheet the last day, but I understand that vengeful people might cause problems.
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