Re: Layoffs and scrounging

Subject: Re: Layoffs and scrounging
From: Dave Neufeld <Dave_Neufeld -at- SPECTRUMSIGNAL -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 14:48:00 -0700

My first job as a writer happened after I was laid off during a drastic
downsizing at a small company and then re-hired 6 months later as a TW
to replace someone who had taken their 6 month globe trotting vacation.
When they got back and inquired about their old job, they didn't get it
and I got to stay. I had started as in a lowly software quality
assurance and tech support position before the layoff. Being rehired as
a TW gave me more $$$, but I was still cheap labour. So, SOMETIMES a
recall happens; but in my case, I was pro-active and applied for the
position when it came available. This was about 9 years ago.

Scavenging equipment? This year I came back from a month long winter
VACATION to New Zealand and found my cubicle ransacked! I got back a day
earlier than the IS department thought and they hadn't replaced the
computer which had been borrowed. I was missing:
* my computer (they left the keyboard and 17" monitor, though)
* my chair
* my mouse pad (it was a tradeshow trinket with some sentimental
value; it was never found or returned, snif)
* granola bars from my "stash" (my colleague 'fessed up and I said
it was okay)
* snack money from my desk (borrowed)
* reference books from my bookshelf
* my telephone books (yellow and white pages; those cads!)

I needed the extra day just to locate my cubicle contents, remember just
what the heck it was I did there, and brag about my trip. Good thing I
really like what I do and who I do it for, or else it wouldn't have been

The equipment is the companies to allocate as they see fit. It is still
rather bad form to be a vulture when someone is on vacation and snatch
the petty stuff.

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