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zhadum 12/4/2012 | 10:10:04 PM
re: Laid Off, and Leaving Telecom lr:

is there a way to -

1) rate a post a 0 ?
2) automatically rate every bobbymax post a "0" ?
3) automatically ignore all posts rated a "0" (instead of picking authors - which i have already done for bobbymax)?

thanks.

z.
let-there-be-light 12/4/2012 | 10:10:04 PM
re: Laid Off, and Leaving Telecom I know this is not going to be popular, but I am going to defend BobbyMax.

His postings generate more discussion than almost anyone else. Surely, he must be hitting some points.

In his defense, he doesn't use offensive language, although his style might be considered offensive. He clearly has some kind of experience in this industry, and he speaks his mind. That alone is of value.

Admittedly, he should PLEASE use the spellchecker more often, attend English classes perhaps, or even go see a psychiatrist / get a life companion / improve his fundamental outlook on life,

but those are all pretty judgmental statements from my point-of-view.

I think without him, it would less interesting.

Anyway, I suspect he doesn't really exist, he was created by LR to stimulate discussion.

WHAT HAPPENED TO FREE SPEECH, ANYWAY?
trixie 12/4/2012 | 10:10:03 PM
re: Laid Off, and Leaving Telecom Let-there-be-light illuminated:

I know this is not going to be popular, but I am going to defend BobbyMax.

His postings generate more discussion than almost anyone else. Surely, he must be hitting some points.
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I gotta agree on this one, too-

Bobby Max, or Harvey Mudd, or whatever the next nom de plume may be, certainly provokes (or should I say, incites?) conversation.

It is almost too formulistic- as if someone from say, LR,was doing this in a sort of Andy Kauffman attempt at provocative "reality" humor.

The comments are always very predictable in that they are intended to incite the strongest possible reaction on the subject matter at hand. The consistency of these comments are such that they almost *have* to be contrived for this purpose.

Post on, Bobby- free speech and all that.
Twistall 12/4/2012 | 10:09:59 PM
re: Laid Off, and Leaving Telecom MP_UK: BobbyMax. The common theme of your posts tend to be...Congratulations on becomming the sole inhabitant of my 'ignore author' list.

Honestly, MP, you've got to admit that you can't buy comedy like Bobby's for any price. Why not enjoy the show?
ohboy 12/4/2012 | 10:09:59 PM
re: Laid Off, and Leaving Telecom
3 Employees terminated without notice.

Two of the 3 employees had worked very hard to deliver software that is being used for getting the product out. One was the over-worked sys-admin who handled all the infrastructure including tool management, etc. All 3 easily worked 80 hour weeks for almost a year.

3 employees were terminated 1 month before vesting of options.

All 3 employees were to take vacation within week.

Termination with no severance, no vacation, no options, no notice whatsoever.

Company founders are the biggest liars ever seen. Seems incredible that such scum can actually start companies and get funded.
The web-site of the company is full of lies about the founder's background.

Founders have 0 management skills.
One of the founders has his wife and brother employed at the company. The wife supposedly works from home. Wife never ever seen her at work. The brother does nothing.

All the funding being drained into the founder's personal bank-accounts.

Terminations supposedly for the lack of funds. Convenient bunch-of-crap ..

GlassyEyed 12/4/2012 | 10:09:58 PM
re: Laid Off, and Leaving Telecom ohboy said .........
Termination with no severance, no vacation, no options, no notice whatsoever.

To the best of my knowledge (and this may vary state to state):

Back Pay for unused vacation time is legally required.
Severance is not legally required.
Accelerated vesting is not legally required.
Notice is not required.

That said, we've been through this discussion on the board before. It ain't right and it is prevalent. Been through it myself.

It gets worse. Wait until they deny Unemployment benefits and you see the cost of COBRA.

Best of luck to all of those effected. A brighter future is waiting for you.
stuartb 12/4/2012 | 10:09:55 PM
re: Laid Off, and Leaving Telecom I just heard that Appian laid off 60 people last week. Can anyone confirm this? They must be down to about 50 people or so I guess? Are they having trouble getting their systems to work or just slow demand for Ethernet?

-Stu
leer 12/4/2012 | 10:09:54 PM
re: Laid Off, and Leaving Telecom Start-ups and worms have a lot in common these days. The future looked cheery when they launched in the cool early dawn. Unexpected early sun and high temperatures as they cross the dry pavement have brought them to an agonizing halt. Slowing down their pace to reduce the moisture loss may get them across the pavement in time to survive the heat but also leave many of them too weak to flourish after the crossing. But you know I still prefer the journey across the pavement with a start-up.
brahmos 12/4/2012 | 10:09:54 PM
re: Laid Off, and Leaving Telecom which co ?
let-there-be-light 12/4/2012 | 10:09:52 PM
re: Laid Off, and Leaving Telecom When you see the cost of COBRA, you'll know why it has that name. That bite is extremely painful, and often deadly.

It's all 100% legal, though..
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