Oh, PLEASE! Don't throw me in dat brier patch!

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by c3shooter, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    For those that have not had the benefit of being raised with Southern Folk stories- from the Uncle Remus stories by Joel Chandler- the above refers to Br'er Rabbit, having been caught by Br'er Fox, convinces him to throw him into the brier patch by begging him not to. The rabbit, of course, was born and bred in the brier patch. So, does this ramble mean that C3 got into the cognac early this week? nope- but he has a huge grin on his face.

    Yesterday, I was advised that my company has a layoff of 40 technical staff, and I am one of them. Oh PUH-LEASE- Don't throw me in dat brier patch!

    They have kindly offered me 7 months pay, pay for all accrued vacation, and continuation of all benefits for a like period. However, some genius overlooked that I am eligible for retirement at this time. Bottom line? I draw 7 months, lump sum, THEN start to draw retirement pay.

    But wait- there's more! 2 weeks ago, I was contacted by another group that wants me to come work for them. They have offered $10K more than my current salary, comparable bennies, a $10K signing bonus, and a 3 year contract. PUH-LEEZE! Don't throw me in dat brier patch! Job starts in 2 months!

    So I get a couple of months to do yard work, get the boat out of mothballs, go to the range, then go back to work. My grandkids will be getting 6 months of my pay tucked into their college funds.

    Now, if you will excuse me, I got to go find that bottle of cognac. Yowzah!
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    awesome deal!! congrats!! spending time with the grandkids is priceless
     

  3. Model70

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    Congrats man. I hope you enjoy every second of it.
     
  4. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Wow. That is great. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats C3! Sounds like it could't get much better.
     
  6. SSGSF

    SSGSF New Member

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    Congratulation! and you are so luckily that you will be going back to work In two months. When so many people out there are out of work. Have fun and enjoy the time with your family. God bless.
     
  7. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    ......................
    :)
     
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  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Good deal C3!

    You gettin' a raise here too?
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    God, I hope not! They charge us enough to be Mods as it is!






    But the feeling of POWER........................ :p
     
  10. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Damn C3, i want the same fortune cookie that you got.
     
  11. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Nice deal C3, NOW we know you work, "er, um, worked" for the Gubmint
     
  12. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Congrats c3. lol, it looks like everything worked out for the best for you. :D
     
  13. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You are one lucky man. Enjoy. I am a little bit jealous.
     
  14. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    I wish soomebody would throw me in a brier patch.....

    Congrats you lucky buck!
     
  15. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Good things seem to stick to you like the "tar baby". Relax people, just another southern story from Uncle Remus I believe. No, it is not racial.
     
  16. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    Congrats, C3! Hope they don't renege like my former company did after I got another job. I'm only 52 and I would opt for retirement if I could.
     
  17. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Fireguy, I hold in my sweaty little hand the written agreement. Renege on THAT, and I introduce the HR weinies to my law firm of Nasty, Brutish & Short. THEN I will go ahead and order that Merkel shotgun with the additional funds I will seek in punitive damages!

    (I was born at night, but not LAST night! :p)
     
  18. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    My law firm..............Dewey, Cheatem and Howe. ROFL!!
     
  19. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    I had it in writing too. Legal counsel told me it was not a contract and could be broken. Maybe I had a bad lawyer, I had one before when I lost a house and a car and a kid.