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Laying off the IT guy, good business?

Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:43 AM

Well according to this article it's probably not a good idea at this time.

EDIT: I think the Corner Cubical is a better place?
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Re: Laying off the IT guy, good business?

Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:57 AM

i don't think it would cause them to become hackers, but i do think it would be wrong to lay off a bunch of IT people because if there are no IT then who's gonna fix the computers that have all the vital information for the company. i know this place where they laid off the manager of the IT department and now they have nobody and they're pretty much screwed. so no it's not a good idea to lay of IT workers.
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:13 AM

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And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were merry, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and its not okay because if they take my stapler then ill set the building on fire.

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Yeah it's probably not the best idea to fire the guy who knows all the good stuff to steal.
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Re: Laying off the IT guy, good business?

Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:54 AM

Ahh, ABC, I'm glad to see you're still fear mongering.
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Re: Laying off the IT guy, good business?

Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:05 AM

That's why they have security escort IT people out.
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Re: Laying off the IT guy, good business?

Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:07 AM

Last place I was laid off from had my accounts disabled before I was ever called to HR. Then security escorted me out of the building (it's taht way at most places I've worked)
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Re: Laying off the IT guy, good business?

Posted 10 March 2009 - 01:56 AM

I once worked at a place where I was the guy whom that backed up the network & desktop files of the unfortunate office co-worker(s) that were about to get shitcanned. It sucked having to have lunch with any of those guys, being forced to keep my mouth shut. One of the worst things in my system administrative duties, by far.
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Re: Laying off the IT guy, good business?

Posted 10 March 2009 - 06:11 AM

View PostKYA, on 9 Mar, 2009 - 12:05 PM, said:

That's why they have security escort IT people out.


Lol - last two jobs I was let go from I was escorted out by security.

Always make your backups before hand lol.
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 08:27 PM

that must be so humiliating...
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Re: Laying off the IT guy, good business?

Posted 10 March 2009 - 08:53 PM

you guys have me nervous. I could not log into one of the core systems today and I was like... whoa... "is the cell phone about to ring with bad news..." (I work remote so I would get canned via email or phone call... I figure). While I still don't know why I could not log onto that system it turns out that all my other accounts were still active... so I guess I am safe for now.
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