Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dude blogs about his sacking from Yahoo

George who was previously working on The Commons on Flickr, had a nasty surprise recently when he found out that he had been fired by Yahoo. He's one of the many affected by Yahoo's recent job cuts, no thanks to the turbulent global economy. From kewlchops:
"I'll just get straight to the point. You've been affected by the layoffs."

He told me he was reading from a script he was required to follow, and that he needed an address to send some sort of "Agreement" to me in Australia, and needed it sent back by December 19. Before I'd even finished the call, I twittered (to my private account):

"Wow. I just got fired." I was immediately distressed.

I stayed up until about 2:30am that night, chain smoking and talking to friends who saw my tweet and had responded - THANK YOU. I sent a formal request for time to transition The Commons program to whoever is to take it over: "A week should do it," I said. It was denied.

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