August 17, 2010

The Best Things In Life Are Free...

... but you ain't getting them without money. Or something.

It appears that after a few months of on-the-job-training (ie rejection), I have made a couple of additions to the plus side of the ledger. While nothing to even draw any moolah out of, it still establishes me as havin' some modicum of credibility with my company.

And that's a little piece of mind.

And piece of mind might be priceless, but it can also be bought!

And a little satisfaction:

I got an email from one of my old bosses. While this guy wasn't the soulless pigfucker who shitcanned me, he was definitely complicit. He could have been "the governor" and given me a stay of execution. But he didn't. After all, it's just business... even after being a star performer for over ten years.

So, he offers to have lunch with me next time I'm in the environs.

Multiple choice time!!!!

Would YOU:
a: Tell him to go fuck himself via email
b: meet him and confront him on what happened
c: meet him and not burn bridges, and suck up your hatred
d: ignore it completely

I'll post what I chose in a couple of days


Jon said...

Is he paying? I know I'm only a bus driver and what the fuck do I know about the corporate world but I've found it very useful to network with other people in my business. I know a lot of people all over the place. At some point in the past some of them might not have done right by me but they still might know something useful. I think I picked this up from my father the salesman in the garment district. When I was a kid I thought it was corny but he used to say, "My job is to build relationships with people. Selling them things is not the important part." I will say that after he retired he stayed in touch with other old timers and they would call each other, just to talk over the business. I'm sure those guys all had history, not all of it good.

Heff said...


and on that note, I'll choose (B).

Uncle E said...

#2, my man, #2.

Anonymous said...

ignore him. he doesn't deserve your time.

AC'63 said...

Since I am nopw in software sales and not radio, which I loved (I burnt my bridges) .. don't burn yours .. as long as you get a good steak out of it he can go fuck himself.

Piley said...

e - meet up with him, eat his free lunch, THEN tell him to fuck off??!

Anonymous said...

meet him, confront him, set fire to him, his house and his neighbour's houses and then play an impromtu gig in the ashes, or just confront him and make sure it's a free lunch

Anonymous said...

I don't know you, you don't know me at all. With that in mind, got to lunch with him. At some point during the meal tell him that you felt betrayed by the situation at work. Then, don't say anything just look at him, and see what he's got to say.