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    Boss fired unexpectedly

    I went to write a note to my boss yesterday and discovered he had been fired--everything went down when we were out of town dealing with elderly parent/house closing/nursing home situation, and I missed it--he sent a memo on the 15th and then suddenly sent out memo canceling the meeting, with nothing on the memo.

    This makes 5 out of 6 of my direct supervisors who have been fired unexpectedly in the past two years. I find this very odd. I was full time when it first happened to my immediate boss and since I figured they would fire me too--they were firing many--I ducked down to part time.

    This guy was her replacement. They just kind of disappear.

    I actually doubt I will get more work from them. This is the first time I have not been teaching a class for them in ten years. It feels very odd.

    I stepped down to get out of line of fire, maybe it was the right thing to do. I don't know. Massive firings this year, too, but surprised they got rid of this guy, as faculty really liked him.

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    Wow, that is not a good sign. I forget exactly what you do but it is a good sign to move on for sure. That must be a hugely stressful place to work.

    Good luck finding a new job! I am sure almost anyplace will have less firings.

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    Wow that is a lot of turnover. I am very lucky that although I work for a university they are rarely in contact with me. I have actually only met the department chair twice in almost 6 years. I get occasional emails which go to the entire department. They never give me direction or tell me what to do. I feel super lucky.If that changed I would just fully retire.

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    Gee, that's pretty unsettling... but on another note.. how are your parents (and you) adjusting to their life changes?
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    What a tough situation, Tybee.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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    You could call the department of aging to look into things because it doesn’t sound like a safe situation. Very sad for your parents and you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    You could call the department of aging to look into things because it doesn’t sound like a safe situation. Very sad for your parents and you
    I will think about this, Terry, thank you

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    Hugs, Tybee....sounds so difficult. Hope you get them where they need to be safely.
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    I'm am wishing you some peace and calm and hoping you get some rest. You still have a long journey ahead and it sounds as if it's not going to be easy.

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    Thank you

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