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Captiosus Donating Member (711 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-12-08 08:02 PM
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17. If you don't mind my asking, even though it's off topic
Edited on Sun Oct-12-08 08:04 PM by Captiosus
How did your business get ripped off? :(

My IT story: I'm a network engineer. In the late 90's, I absolutely hated working with network engineers who didn't document their work very well. They always said it was their "job security". When I got a job as a lead network engineer for a small business (200 clients, 3 servers - 2 Windows NT, 1 Linux), I kept meticulous records.

That ended up being my undoing. In October of 2000 the higher ups in the company canned the entire IT department except for one tier 1 helpdesk guy. They took the binder of records and outsourced their entire network needs to some third party, lowest bidder company. They just handed all the records over. The company didn't have to do jack.

I still keep records like that but 8 years later the way I got bent over for doing my job still hurts. Though, when I did get benefits, a bunch of the guys I had worked with before - those guys who didn't like keeping records - were also in the Unemployment line.
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  -Why the health care issue is a big deal to me. (Long post.) Captiosus  Oct-12-08 11:10 AM   #0 
  - K&R  Blue State Native   Oct-12-08 11:16 AM   #1 
  - 100% with you. K&R nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Oct-12-08 11:17 AM   #2 
  - I am 29, have had a panic attack in the past, and make just over $30,000 a year  RadicalTexan   Oct-12-08 11:27 AM   #3 
  - I laid forth this idea last week  Uben   Oct-12-08 11:49 AM   #4 
  - I'd be glad to help as much as I can.  Captiosus   Oct-12-08 03:33 PM   #9 
  - I agree with you 1000000000%. Healthcare SHOULD BE a RIGHT.  mwooldri   Oct-12-08 01:11 PM   #5 
  - Thanks for sharing.  dhpgetsit   Oct-12-08 01:17 PM   #6 
  - The truth that none will speak of and you found out the hard way.  greyhound1966   Oct-12-08 02:19 PM   #7 
  - IT... Getting laid off in 2000 is kind of a give away  Captiosus   Oct-12-08 03:21 PM   #8 
     - Tell me about it. I'm very sorry for you plight, I really am.  greyhound1966   Oct-12-08 07:41 PM   #15 
        - If you don't mind my asking, even though it's off topic  Captiosus   Oct-12-08 08:02 PM   #17 
           - Not at all, I was so completely disgusted with our entire industry I needed to get out for my sanity  greyhound1966   Oct-12-08 09:57 PM   #19 
  - i'm in that boat, too  kagehime   Oct-12-08 03:53 PM   #10 
  - Thanks for the support and hug.  Captiosus   Oct-12-08 04:53 PM   #12 
     - another part of this is how outrageous the cost of these drugs  kagehime   Oct-12-08 05:28 PM   #13 
  - Kicking.  Delphinus   Oct-12-08 04:47 PM   #11 
  - We're traveling in the same leaky boat my friend  shadowknows69   Oct-12-08 05:42 PM   #14 
  - It's a right almost everywhere else.  knitter4democracy   Oct-12-08 07:51 PM   #16 
  - K & R ....I feel your pain. I lost so much becuase I didn't have ...  amyrose2712   Oct-12-08 08:14 PM   #18 

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