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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 10:45 PM
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83. God love you for that description of "bosshood", Th1onein. Whenever I supervised, I tried to be...
Edited on Sat Aug-01-09 10:56 PM by Hekate
... that way. There are good ways and bad ways to do any job, including management jobs. For many of us it's too stressful to be the one writing annual performance reviews and the like, but we still do our best by our people as long as it's our job to do so. For me, I went on to other things, but I didn't forget.

And you stay safe. You might start screening your calls with your answering machine and otherwise recording this jerk's messages. That's really scary. :hug:


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  -I fired someone today and he threatened to have a hitman kill me. Th1onein  Jul-31-09 10:26 PM   #0 
  - Did he call you a scumbag or anything?  Skink   Jul-31-09 10:29 PM   # 
  - What's he gonna pay the hitman with, you just fired his ass!  Curtland1015   Jul-31-09 10:29 PM   #1 
  - I filed charges against him.  Th1onein   Jul-31-09 10:30 PM   #3 
  - Good. Not just good- mandatory. If he pulled that with you, I guarantee....  Poll_Blind   Jul-31-09 10:41 PM   #9 
  - Mandatory? Reporting a threat or crime is not mandatory.  RB TexLa   Jul-31-09 11:13 PM   #16 
     - In some states, it most certainly is. A simple Google search will tell you which ones.  Maru Kitteh   Jul-31-09 11:18 PM   #18 
     - The only time you are ever going to get charged with not reporting a crime  RB TexLa   Jul-31-09 11:19 PM   #20 
        - That is not what you posted. You erroneously stated that reporting was not mandatory.  Maru Kitteh   Jul-31-09 11:44 PM   #28 
        - lulz  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jul-31-09 11:48 PM   #29 
        - Yes, I know if I had disobeyed your order to drink you'd have kicked me out of your house.  RB TexLa   Aug-01-09 12:00 AM   #32 
           - I don't forget with you.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-01-09 12:05 AM   #33 
        - No one has authority to mandate someone report a threat or crime  RB TexLa   Jul-31-09 11:59 PM   #31 
        - you are wrong  paulsby   Aug-01-09 01:58 AM   #42 
        - OK. That was hilarious! nt  ecstatic   Aug-01-09 03:15 PM   #70 
        - Not true  krispos42   Aug-01-09 12:59 AM   #39 
     - hope this helps  Dan   Aug-01-09 06:22 PM   #73 
     - "conceals AND fails to report"  tabasco   Aug-01-09 06:47 PM   #76 
     - Wrong...  Peacetrain   Aug-02-09 06:51 PM   #107 
  - Glad you did that.  dixiegrrrrl   Jul-31-09 10:57 PM   #13 
  - I have no idea.  Th1onein   Aug-01-09 12:48 PM   #61 
  - Good -  Tangerine LaBamba   Jul-31-09 11:14 PM   #17 
  - I like you for that  madokie   Aug-01-09 08:00 AM   #44 
  - Thanks, Madokie.  Th1onein   Aug-01-09 12:52 PM   #62 
  - good! he should be charged with uttering a threat. n/t  arthritisR_US   Aug-02-09 02:10 PM   #96 
  - insert  joey5150   Jul-31-09 10:39 PM   #8 
  - Yeah, those cheap Chinese ones?  proteus_lives   Jul-31-09 11:22 PM   #22 
  - Only had to do that twice  mth44sc   Jul-31-09 10:30 PM   #2 
  - report it to the police asap. nt  wroberts189   Jul-31-09 10:30 PM   #4 
  - did not see post 3 ..nevermind.  wroberts189   Jul-31-09 10:31 PM   #5 
  - He does know that he has to pay a hitman more than you will pay them to kill him, right?  RB TexLa   Jul-31-09 10:33 PM   #6 
  - will all the layoffs it's actually a buyers market  lame54   Aug-01-09 08:24 AM   #50 
  - Hitman looking for work  doc03   Jul-31-09 10:37 PM   #7 
  - Another result of Neoconomics.  southerncrone   Jul-31-09 10:43 PM   #10 
  - You bring up a good point. Fuck the ninjas.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jul-31-09 11:23 PM   #23 
     - ...blows kiss for Venture Bros reference...nt  SpookyCat   Aug-01-09 01:25 PM   #65 
  - Not funny I know but ...  lpbk2713   Jul-31-09 10:51 PM   #11 
  - I want to start my own business but I could never be in the hiring/firing position.  Initech   Jul-31-09 10:52 PM   #12 
  - I've had to do both, one reason I always hated management  Warpy   Jul-31-09 10:59 PM   #14 
  - That's why I've never bothered to pursue a position in management...  devilgrrl   Aug-01-09 12:10 AM   #34 
     - You're looking at it the wrong way.  Th1onein   Aug-01-09 08:06 AM   #46 
     - I have had many wonderful bosses that carried themselves just as you described...  devilgrrl   Aug-01-09 05:38 PM   #71 
     - Sometimes bosses have to make tough decisions for the best of everybody.  jmm   Aug-01-09 06:36 PM   #74 
     - God love you for that description of "bosshood", Th1onein. Whenever I supervised, I tried to be...  Hekate   Aug-01-09 10:45 PM   #83 
     - Thanks, Hekate.  Th1onein   Aug-02-09 02:04 PM   #91 
     - Speak foryourself and/or everyone but me.  Naturyl   Aug-02-09 12:51 AM   #86 
     - That was probably not a good way to put it.  Th1onein   Aug-02-09 02:09 PM   #94 
     - um, you wouldn't happen to be hiring now, would you?  northernlights   Aug-02-09 08:05 PM   #109 
     - Sounds like you'd make a good boss.  raccoon   Aug-03-09 08:18 AM   #113 
     - Being the boss is not about being bossy  SmileyRose   Aug-01-09 08:20 AM   #49 
        - THANK YOU for saying it better than I can!  Th1onein   Aug-01-09 08:41 AM   #53 
  - my goal in life was to get to a point where i didn't have to have a boss, or be a boss...  dysfunctional press   Jul-31-09 11:19 PM   #19 
  - You would do it if it was YOUR business.  Th1onein   Aug-01-09 07:56 AM   #43 
     - Sorry he threatened you but are you saying you have an opening?  Democrat 4 Ever   Aug-01-09 09:46 AM   #56 
        - Yeah, we have an opening.  Th1onein   Aug-01-09 12:58 PM   #63 
  - Report it to the police right away!!!  bkkyosemite   Jul-31-09 11:11 PM   #15 
  - You should hire some ninjas.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jul-31-09 11:21 PM   #21 
  - Considering you believe anyone whose had an abortion should be charged with murder  riderinthestorm   Jul-31-09 11:30 PM   #24 
  - What a nasty, stupid fucking thing to say to me.  Th1onein   Aug-01-09 08:14 AM   #47 
     - But is it true?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-01-09 06:13 PM   #72 
        - Is what true? That the previous poster is unsympathetic  Th1onein   Aug-01-09 06:40 PM   #75 
           - I'm reminded of a Reno 911 sketch.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-01-09 07:38 PM   #79 
              - Oh, okay, so burning to death is funny.  Th1onein   Aug-02-09 01:20 PM   #89 
                 - Klan members burning to death is funny.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-02-09 01:46 PM   #90 
                 - No. No one burning to death is funny.  Th1onein   Aug-02-09 02:15 PM   #97 
                 - I couldn't agree more  REP   Aug-02-09 02:22 PM   #98 
                    - I thought that was a funny line coming from him as well.  noamnety   Aug-02-09 02:33 PM   #99 
                    - I am the OP.  Th1onein   Aug-02-09 04:25 PM   #101 
                       - Again with unintentional irony  REP   Aug-02-09 04:59 PM   #102 
                       - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Aug-02-09 07:07 PM   #108 
                       - ahahahaha  noamnety   Aug-02-09 05:47 PM   #103 
                          - High irony diet  REP   Aug-02-09 06:30 PM   #105 
                    - +1  TorchTheWitch   Aug-02-09 02:39 PM   #100 
  - Sorry to hear that, Th1onein. I'm glad you reported it to the police.  bertman   Jul-31-09 11:32 PM   #25 
  - DId you have just cause?  Gman   Jul-31-09 11:35 PM   #26 
  - But delivery matters. If a firing is done badly, it can really go to hell.  riderinthestorm   Jul-31-09 11:42 PM   #27 
  - Considering the source of this story, I wonder what actually happened  REP   Aug-01-09 12:40 AM   #36 
     - Considering the source of this story? Huh?  Th1onein   Aug-01-09 08:32 AM   #52 
     - I thought the OP's MO  blondeatlast   Aug-01-09 06:52 PM   #78 
  - He threatened to punch another girl in the office in the face.  Th1onein   Aug-01-09 08:27 AM   #51 
  - Sounds like very just cause for termination  Gman   Aug-01-09 12:35 PM   #60 
  - A lot of times it falls on management to protect ALL the employees' interests.  davsand   Aug-01-09 01:40 PM   #66 
  - Yeah, because "unemployed" goes naturally with "punk asshole."  Naturyl   Aug-02-09 12:46 AM   #85 
     - Nah, the term "Punk Asshole" gets applied to anybody that issues threats in the course of business.  davsand   Aug-02-09 10:49 AM   #87 
  - Clearly has anger management issues..  AspenRose   Aug-02-09 10:51 AM   #88 
     - Yes - the OP certainly does...  TankLV   Aug-02-09 06:32 PM   #106 
        - You and me both  REP   Aug-02-09 08:21 PM   #110 
  - If he threatened to kill his boss, I'm assuming there were problems (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-01-09 11:59 AM   #59 
  - I think I'd buy one of those telescoping mirror thingies for looking under my car...  MilesColtrane   Jul-31-09 11:58 PM   #30 
  - When I workedas an unemployment interviewer some 30 years ago  ashling   Aug-01-09 12:25 AM   #35 
  - LOLOLOLOL!  Th1onein   Aug-01-09 08:45 AM   #54 
  - Honesty is not always the best policy  ashling   Aug-01-09 11:22 AM   #58 
  - OK -- I laughed.  SmileyRose   Aug-01-09 10:25 PM   #81 
  - Well, he can't afford a hitman now.  old mark   Aug-01-09 12:41 AM   #37 
  - A number of reasons.....but the kicker was his threatening to punch a co-worker in the face.  Th1onein   Aug-01-09 08:49 AM   #55 
  - Why do you hate Amerikastan? nt  and-justice-for-all   Aug-01-09 12:52 AM   #38 
  - wow. i was taught o be "nice" in any exit interview. never to burn bridges. quaint, eh?  1   Aug-01-09 01:04 AM   #40 
  - Bret Hart isn't that active since his stroke.  WonderGrunion   Aug-01-09 01:55 AM   #41 
  - Cool story, bro'  slackmaster   Aug-01-09 08:01 AM   #45 
  - Why don't you invite him to post here with a beer?  Syntheto   Aug-01-09 08:19 AM   #48 
  - He sounds like a dumb ass.  peekaloo   Aug-01-09 09:50 AM   #57 
  - LOLOL!  Th1onein   Aug-01-09 01:06 PM   #64 
  - You should have done it on a friday!  angelshare2   Aug-01-09 01:43 PM   #67 
  - That's unbelievable  REP   Aug-01-09 01:55 PM   #68 
  - Make sure he no longer has access to the property  ecstatic   Aug-01-09 03:13 PM   #69 
  - Update: Now he's threatening to kill two of us.  Th1onein   Aug-01-09 06:52 PM   #77 
     - You should not..  gleaner   Aug-01-09 08:26 PM   #80 
     - Sounds like he's not calming down  susanr516   Aug-01-09 10:44 PM   #82 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-01-09 11:20 PM   #84 
     - Man!  Joanne98   Aug-02-09 02:08 PM   #93 
     - I hope he's not going to go Postal!  Torn_Scorned_Ignored   Aug-03-09 10:05 AM   #115 
  - Just have your consigliere sit down with his consigliere and the families will straigten it out.  zonkers   Aug-02-09 02:05 PM   #92 
  - he should be charged with uttering a threat, it's a serious charge. n/t  arthritisR_US   Aug-02-09 02:09 PM   #95 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-02-09 06:30 PM   #104 
  - Start a blog, would you?  LeftyMom   Aug-02-09 10:28 PM   #111 
  - Fire because he sucked? Or more like laid off?  BlooInBloo   Aug-03-09 07:10 AM   #112 
  - i sincerely doubt that there is any element of truth to this story.  La Lioness Priyanka   Aug-03-09 09:03 AM   #114 
  - Whatever.  Th1onein   Aug-03-09 07:46 PM   #116 
     - no, for the drama & attention. nt  La Lioness Priyanka   Aug-04-09 07:07 AM   #117 
        - Like I said, whatever.  Th1onein   Aug-04-09 06:47 PM   #119 
  - I take it, then, that he's not elligible for rehire?  ContraBass Black   Aug-04-09 08:36 AM   #118 

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