Response to Mr Dixon (Original post)
Fri Sep 20, 2013, 01:54 PM
haele (6,122 posts)
9. Nope, seen it before -
And as a contractor myself, experianced it.
(Sounds like you are describing someone who worked for Booz-Hamilton.)
Prior to a layoff, I might have made some snark at republican puffery, but after he got laid off, I'd be nothing but compassionate. It's a sucky position to be in.
That being said - he's pretty much a fool if he thought his job was irreplacable, but then, all Republican and Liberatrian contractors for the government tend to be. Especially if he never paid attention to what it took to get his contract, or how businesses worked.
My normal comment when fellow contractors go on about the job or the workforce and how they are so special:
If he wasn't the CEO of the company he worked for, he should never take his job for granted. He'd be replaced in a heartbeat if the company thought they could get someone qualified for the same job he was doing - whether or not they could actually do it - for less money than they're paying him.
If the tasking changes, he could be out of a job the next week. Heck, even if the tasking doesn't change, and the company thinks they can get away with it, they'd let him go and get a subcontractor to his work, just to get rid of the overhead costs.
That's just the way contracting goes. You don't have a "job for life", you have a job for the current contract requirements. So you strutting around like you aren't going to get fired just makes you look even more ignorant about your job than you are.
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