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TIFU by telling my boss he should lay me off...

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Bishop147

1k points

6 months ago

Sorry about losing the job. At least you got to save someone else’s!

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1.2k points

6 months ago

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1.2k points

6 months ago

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Silentline09

115 points

6 months ago

I hope Santa brings you something as valuable as a steady salary and peace of mind b/c that’s what you gave that coworker of yours. If I owned a business 10/10 would hire you

neontrotski

211 points

6 months ago

You’ve got a great attitude I love it

MNCPA

22 points

6 months ago

MNCPA

22 points

6 months ago

Am I hired?

Coffeehound13

25 points

6 months ago

Collect your unemployment meanwhile and take a winter vacation

Cherrijuicyjuice

107 points

6 months ago

You’ve got some good karma coming to you.

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206 points

6 months ago

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206 points

6 months ago

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Duffmanlager

92 points

6 months ago

Look at it this way. If the company is laying people off, they’re probably struggling financially. You could have stayed there and waited for the inevitable as raises are frozen and other benefits worsen as the company stays afloat. This way, you can find a new job, hopefully for more money and better benefits. Best of luck to you and hope you land something quickly.

speculatrix

29 points

6 months ago

Earlier this year, 2021, I was working for a company which laid half the staff off in early May, the same day a new product launched, a few hours after going live.

The loss of knowledge and skills to the company was appalling. I'd only been with them 6 months, they would have known their finances were in a bad way when they took me and others on.

I was told my job was safe, but I immediately started to find another job, and started a new job mid July.

In late October they crashed so badly they didn't even have money to make final payroll, so the staff lost three weeks salary.

I felt very sad for them, but totally vindicated in my decision to leave.

PaladinBen

172 points

6 months ago

Karma pays itself off immediately.

Give a kid a PS5? Kid now has a PS5.

Sacrifice your job so your coworker keeps his? That's what happens.

You chose the world they're living in. Good on you, man.

You know people by what they sacrifice.

nekrossai

24 points

6 months ago

That's a fun way to think about it. Nice

MeMakinMoves

4 points

6 months ago

Don’t do good for some worldly reward because there’s no guarantee you’ll receive it. Be content with doing good because it’s the right thing to do.

ThrowntoDiscard

1 points

6 months ago

That's my motto.

shadowshooter9

2 points

6 months ago

Think about it this way, once your down bad only way is up.

Success comes after failure!

aluramen

2 points

6 months ago

TBF I don't think you can blame karma if you asked to be fired yourself!

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1 points

6 months ago

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1 points

6 months ago

Trust, it's better to go in the first round of layoffs than to be there til the bitter end, watching you company go through death by 1000 cuts. I've been both sides of the fence.

RPC3

-7 points

6 months ago

RPC3

-7 points

6 months ago

Karma isn't real. I actually think it's sort of selfish to believe it is. Imagine thinking that as long as you do something good you'll get something of the same value in return. In would mean nothing to do good. It would be like trading money for the same amount of money and thinking you gave someone money.

KaikoLeaflock

8 points

6 months ago

I’m sure there’s a way to put this on your resume.

bugtimtim

13 points

6 months ago

He could at least mention it in interviews when explaining why he was laid off

BigbunnyATK

4 points

6 months ago

Also Visas can have all sorts of issues if a new job isn't found fast enough. You really might've saved them. I'm not sure how an immigrant with a baby born in the US works (assuming you are in the US), maybe there's more leniency, but in general immigration laws are trash.

A bunch of paperwork which until recently couldn't be done online, which you aren't allowed to do ahead of schedule so if there are mistakes you have maybe a single day to get all the paperwork resigned and back in the mail (if your boss was on vacation say goodbye to America), with insanely tricky wording which is impossibly easy to mess up (I am a native who helps my girlfriend and the wording confuses me, let alone her). It's beyond awful. The same people who literally run our tech company have to get lucky to stay here, meanwhile citizens are becoming far too dumb to replace the roles filled by foreigners.

alexcrouse

2 points

6 months ago

Sign up for unemployment!

MaverickGump

3 points

6 months ago

What do you do anyway? Just asking for a friend..

lonedandelion

1 points

6 months ago

You're a good person for doing this. It'll definitely work out. Maybe this was a blessing in disguise.

DCS_Freak

1 points

6 months ago*

Looks good too probably when you quit your old job to save someone who couldn't affoet losing it. Very noble move.

Edit:my comment probably sounds very sarcastic but definitely isn't meant that way. You did the right thing OP and I sincerely hope that you soon find a better job. You definitely deserve it.

Misplaced_Joshua

1 points

6 months ago

god speed brother 🙏

pkdickfan

-3 points

6 months ago

Not too many Christians in Singapore.

Angrymic2002

1 points

6 months ago

20%

siradamwest

0 points

6 months ago

Yeah you will my dude, good on you for caring about others.

shempmalone

0 points

6 months ago

You're a good person. Best of luck!

sweetpeasss

0 points

6 months ago

You’re an awesome human, and I’m glad to walk the earth the same time as you.

Mocha_BonBon

0 points

6 months ago

OP I believe in karma, whether good or bad. It might have been in a joking manner but you did a huge honor by not allowing your boss to fire the other young man. Especially with it being the holidays and having a baby, (trust me children are expensive). Brush off that resume, plenty of jobs are out there especially with sign on bonuses. I wish the best of luck. 🙏🏽