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post #31 of 50
Oh yeah, and 3 cheers for that robust Bush economy.
post #32 of 50
Ouch, this always sucks, no matter how positive we want to be about it. Of course being a highly employable professional with style to spare always helps not feeling too down.

On the subject of your severance pay, I'm really surprised by the measly 4 weeks, especially for a management position. Unless you were a recent hire, i'd definitely look into the possibility of getting more...
post #33 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve B.
Oh yeah, and 3 cheers for that robust Bush economy.

You really love the guy don't you, I have no idea what you'd say if you had Harper instead, a masterful mix of the policies of Bush with the legendary charm of Tatcher.
post #34 of 50
Best of luck Brad
post #35 of 50
Good luck, man. At least you can be confident you'll have the sartorial edge on the competition wherever you choose to redirect your energies.
post #36 of 50
Brad I am confident you will find something better. Hang in there!
post #37 of 50
I'm sorry to hear about this, and I'm looking forward to your "I got an amazing new job" post that's sure to be coming soon. Best of luck!
post #38 of 50
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
Oh yeah, and 3 cheers for that robust Bush economy.

That's it Steve, throw a barb at Bush anytime you can. The fact that Bradford's company has bad management (his words) has nothing to do with why Bradford's position was eliminated. It's all Bush's fault. Are you really as ignorant as you appear?

Bradford, sorry to hear of the news. I'm sure something better will come along is a short time. Good luck on your search.
post #39 of 50
That always sucks. Good luck with the job search.
post #40 of 50
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Originally Posted by Mark_Y
That's it Steve, throw a barb at Bush anytime you can. The fact that Bradford's company has bad management (his words) has nothing to do with why Bradford's position was eliminated. It's all Bush's fault. Are you really as ignorant as you appear?

Actually Steve has a point, but not in the way he thinks.

The entire company I worked for does telephone fundraising for conservative political groups, right-wing Christian charities and anti-abortion groups. The (too) rapid growth of the company and tripling in size of my department came about because of all the money that we made in 2004, when we were one of only two companies hired to do nationwide fundraising for the Bush-Cheney campaign.

The losses that the company has been experiencing for the past year-and-a-half are because the new donor acquisition programs that we ran (with contractual breakeven agreements) for the Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee and Concerned Women for America have actually lost tremendous amounts of money due to the low approval rating of President Bush and other Republicans.

Bad management certainly plays a big part in this, as I don't know why you would continue to run thousands of hours a week in calls that lose anywhere from $10-20/hour. Additionally, the fact that National Right to Life does not pay its bills and at one point owed my company $1.2 million in Accounts Receivables puts a tremendous strain on cash flow and has caused my old company to tap out the lines of credit and forced the President and his wife (the co-owners) to take out a loan against their house.

Overall, based on the response our calling programs were receiving from the call lists of people who would normally tend to be Republicans, I would say its a very good possibility that the Democrats will clean up in the November elections.

EDIT - when I refer to the President taking out a loan on his house, I am not referring to President Bush, but rather the CEO and President of my former company.
post #41 of 50
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Originally Posted by Bradford
the fact that National Right to Life does not pay its bills and at one point owed my company $1.2 million in Accounts Receivables
their CFO's mother should have had an abortion
post #42 of 50
Sorry to hear about your situation. Best of luck!
post #43 of 50
Best of luck with the job hunt!
post #44 of 50
Brad:

Had someone not quoted my post, I'd delete it.

My opinion of Bush has nothing to do with your situation and it was insensitive of me.

My apologies.
post #45 of 50
Sorry to hear that. Good luck to you.
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