posted on Oct, 1 2012 @ 03:23 AM
Not sure where it goes, debate it will be for sure!
I am an avid Slashdotter and came across some ranting about missing 100M$ in facebook stocks cause the guy got fired and learned lessons from it. So
far so good.
Some things happens in life, some people do not understand. I get it. But this is still burning me from inside. After living in somewhat fiscal hell
(still not rural africa), I opened up to a very large community (slashdot) and got what you will see as answer:
"Noah Kagan, a former Facebook product manager, has written a brutally honest article about how and why he got fired from Facebook in 2006 and
what he learned from it. The experience must be particularly painful, given that it eventually cost Kagan a $100 million fortune."
1. First job, not even out of college, I got sucked into a marketing firm that was doing ... okay... And I invested time (a lot) to make things
going from ok to profitable. I n exchange I was supposed (no contract... I was naive) to inherit 50% of company. I even worked over 100 hours per week
sometime, no overtime charged, only vacation 1/1. All that just above minimum wage.
2. I changed jobs 10 years after because the first company got bankrupt. But at that point I was exhausted, as in depression exhausted. I rided it
for over a year (good pay, good insurance plan etc...) but not two. When I finally fell, I was unable to work for over a year. That is when I decided
to move to the country, no matter what, cause I cant stand stress anymore. Even to that day.
3. I worked as #in representative for a clothing company based in my new home town. Middle of the wood to be precise. But it was a family
business, and the niece of the big boss was my boss and she knew I was more competent than her. Felling cornered, shed cornered me out of a job using
clever and subtile subterfuges.
4. I am currently unemployed, developped a C++ library to handle fuzzy inputs (ai principles applied to user inputs to resolve them in certain
time), and no one would employ me around because I have the tag "depression" hangned around my neck. I will probably go to work again in couple weeks
as labor for a cheese factory, me, professional of communication products and hobby programming guru. Life is a bitch... as they say. Is it your
bitch? That is the question. Enjoy my rant!
And I got this somewhat meaningful answer:
Do they have an employee discount? It will come in handy when you'd like something to pair with your whine.
I jumped in using my true to god story story to tell people it is not so bad after all, what the original author was describing, some are in much more
trouble after all... and the best answer I got was [quoted above]. Is humanity reduced to a simple spreadsheet analysis? Or is there something else
beyond our eyes?
I am strong now and realize it is not a personal attack, or I discard it as not being such. I am still wondering what ATS have in mind about this kind
of online attitude. So, let you loose and answer in masse!
My comments: comment...
edit on 1-10-2012 by gagol because: corrected links
edit on 1-10-2012 by gagol because: minor typos...