1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

damn...just got laid off...in a text message

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by fireturk41, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Aug 10, 2009 at 11:11 AM
    #1
    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Member:
    #11857
    Messages:
    4,798
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    High Point, NC
    Vehicle:
    280k miles
    SAS, Locked front rear, Ufab sliders and bumpers, air compressor, 35" BFG KM2 on steelies and 36" TSLs
    i just got laid off...in a text message...kinda a lowly way to lay someone off...but any suggestions for after school jobs, other than retail sales?
     
  2. Aug 10, 2009 at 11:21 AM
    #2
    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Member:
    #924
    Messages:
    17,765
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Milton Juevos Portimous II
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    '06 TRD Access Cab, v6, 6-speed
    Scaffolding and a painted grill
    I came into this thread initially to congratulate you. The abbreviated headline on the main page read "damn...just got laid" ;)

    What are your skills and what hours are you available to work?
     
  3. Aug 10, 2009 at 11:23 AM
    #3
    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Member:
    #11857
    Messages:
    4,798
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    High Point, NC
    Vehicle:
    280k miles
    SAS, Locked front rear, Ufab sliders and bumpers, air compressor, 35" BFG KM2 on steelies and 36" TSLs
    ive farmed worked on vehicles and i am a good business man

    hours tuesday thursday friday saturday and sunday 4 30 - whenever
     
  4. Aug 10, 2009 at 1:53 PM
    #4
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,253
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    That's totally stupid...

    Are you absolutely sure its someone from whom you work for?

    Gawd forbid, if someone is playing a joke or spam mail and you suddenly stop going to work. That'd be bad.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:00 PM
    #5
    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    9,996
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2016 Trail Premium 4Runner w/ KDSS
    :( man that is a crap way to let someone go, have you had a chance make sure it's true?
     
  6. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:00 PM
    #6
    97Blk_one

    97Blk_one Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5970
    Messages:
    731
    Gender:
    Male
    Memfrica
    Vehicle:
    not so low
    A whole lot,But not satify
    Why text message? Were they scared you might retaliated against them? if it's legit I'm sorry to here that.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:00 PM
    #7
    rob1

    rob1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Member:
    #18799
    Messages:
    1,817
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    South Texas
    Vehicle:
    Indigo Blue DblCab 4X4 Long Bed TRD Sport SR5
    Tail gate mod, locking gas cap, locking spare tire, rear spring tsb,Weathertech Digital fit's
    Sorry to here that...Where you expecting something or is this out of the blue??
     
  8. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:02 PM
    #8
    Fluffymonkey

    Fluffymonkey Token

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Member:
    #7932
    Messages:
    2,177
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    College Station, TX/ Lawrence, KS
    Vehicle:
    2013 Trd Sport DC, 07 DC sr5
    2007: Avid sliders, 30% front tint, Truxedo low-pro qt tonneu cover, aero turbine 2525 muffler w/ 8'' tip, AR25 Resonator, 16x8 Dick Cepek DC-1 w/ 265/75 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, 2010 headlights, ome 884 coils with .5'' top plate spacer, OME sport front shocks, blisten 5100s rear, 2'' aal, locking gas cap, LR ucas, Viper 2-way remote start, afe drop in filter, Rocky locking bike mounts, gear chest, scanguage, pop n lock tailgate lock 2013: most things transferred over from my 07, 5100s @ .85 + eibachs, wheelers progressive aal w/ overload
    that's pretty low.. a text of all things. Sorry to hear that man.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:22 PM
    #9
    sooner07

    sooner07 1/2 man 1/2 amazing

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4783
    Messages:
    1,400
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    A A Ron
    DFW, Texas
    Vehicle:
    Debadged 2008 Rugged Trail
    Always working on the stereo, painted the front skid plate black to match the truck, debadged , toy tech ultimate lift kit, light racing UCAs, ARB bumper Looking into a supercharger and new exhaust.
    I broke up with a girl via text.... she said I was an asshole.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:31 PM
    #10
    BigBawlzTaco

    BigBawlzTaco Wanna know how I got these scars?

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Member:
    #19076
    Messages:
    1,042
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Forsyth,Georgia
    Vehicle:
    Chevy Avalanche
    Straight piped.

    I remember when I did that last year. It wad bad. She had a lot of black girl friends so you could only imagine what i went through. :rolleyes:

    but the laid off part, man. that sucks. I need to look for a better paying job myself, both my parents are real estate agents so you know what that means in an economy as shitty as ours.. :(
     
  11. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:32 PM
    #11
    neslerrah

    neslerrah Taco lovin'

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    Member:
    #4803
    Messages:
    6,743
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Harrelsen
    Tucson
    Vehicle:
    5 lug BEAST!
    Secondary air filter removed, elbow mod, BFG T/A KO (31x10.5R15), 15" American Racing Mojaves, BHLM, Dome Light MOD (Blue), Pioneer headunit, Sockmonkey 'TACOMA' Decals, Readylift 5-lug SST, Rear Shocks - Bilstein TRD, Dynomax Super Turbo #17748, DDM Slim Ballast HID Kit H4 Hi/Lo -35W 6000K in headlights, Apexcone Raptor HID Kit H3 - 35W 6000K in Hella 500s, aFe CAI #51-10762, WeatherTech Floorliner, 200W Smart AC Inverter
    that sucks. Like what Janster said, i would make sure no one is pulling a prank on you.
     
  12. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:45 PM
    #12
    Fluffymonkey

    Fluffymonkey Token

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Member:
    #7932
    Messages:
    2,177
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    College Station, TX/ Lawrence, KS
    Vehicle:
    2013 Trd Sport DC, 07 DC sr5
    2007: Avid sliders, 30% front tint, Truxedo low-pro qt tonneu cover, aero turbine 2525 muffler w/ 8'' tip, AR25 Resonator, 16x8 Dick Cepek DC-1 w/ 265/75 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, 2010 headlights, ome 884 coils with .5'' top plate spacer, OME sport front shocks, blisten 5100s rear, 2'' aal, locking gas cap, LR ucas, Viper 2-way remote start, afe drop in filter, Rocky locking bike mounts, gear chest, scanguage, pop n lock tailgate lock 2013: most things transferred over from my 07, 5100s @ .85 + eibachs, wheelers progressive aal w/ overload

    I did it over facebook... :D
     
  13. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:14 PM
    #13
    magikbean562

    magikbean562 once flirted with danger, danger got clingy

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Member:
    #11681
    Messages:
    8,022
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    greg
    socal
    Vehicle:
    02 4runner 04 solara
    4runner-32x11.5x15 falken rocky mt, tundra king 2.5 coilovers with taco perch, TC UCA, OME rear springs and procomp es9000's, thule roof rack.
    i got s-canned over the phone once. damn you kmart, damn you to hell. and arent you like 16 or something?:confused:
     
  14. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:16 PM
    #14
    07trd4x4

    07trd4x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18143
    Messages:
    13,573
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    Sacramento CA
    Vehicle:
    LX470
    sorry dude... that sux
     
  15. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:17 PM
    #15
    TacoSter

    TacoSter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Member:
    #4090
    Messages:
    259
    Gender:
    Male
    Chicago Burbs
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Sport
    sorry to hear
    we had a company that got no message... just shut off all phones and PC's with no message or warning... nothing... 600 people figured out that was it
     
  16. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:18 PM
    #16
    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Member:
    #7660
    Messages:
    4,042
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ian
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma standard cab
    15% tinted back window, 25% on sides. Jardine catback exhaust system. horn modification, AFE pro dry S filter and secondary filter removed. All weather toyota tacoma mats.
    wow, that sucks man. hopefully you can find another job. try fine dinning. i did that for a while to buy some stuff for the tacoma. or you could try construction its a hot job but it pays VERY well. i also did that. or you could go to work back into retail like lowes or something part time.
     
  17. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:19 PM
    #17
    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 First I derp.. then I herp

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11718
    Messages:
    8,172
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Aaron
    Cincinnati, OH
    Vehicle:
    93 Pick up 4x4 (sold), 10' Mazda 3
    im not even sure that is legal! you have to sign papers and crap. theres no way thats legal
     
  18. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:22 PM
    #18
    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Member:
    #7660
    Messages:
    4,042
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ian
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma standard cab
    15% tinted back window, 25% on sides. Jardine catback exhaust system. horn modification, AFE pro dry S filter and secondary filter removed. All weather toyota tacoma mats.
    well, i think as long as they notify you its legal aint it? whats the notice like for that kind of thing?
     
  19. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:35 PM
    #19
    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger Devout Atheist

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Member:
    #3284
    Messages:
    6,446
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    Southern Tier, NY
    Vehicle:
    2015 F150 3.5EB SCEW 6.5ft
    As much as I hate to say this.... *twitch*.....fast food, retail stores, and gas stations are the only thing I can think of with hours flexible enough for school... Not many other places aren't m-f, 9-5. Or at least not a solid m-f. Even factories and machine shops are usually closed on weekends.
     
  20. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:38 PM
    #20
    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 First I derp.. then I herp

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11718
    Messages:
    8,172
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Aaron
    Cincinnati, OH
    Vehicle:
    93 Pick up 4x4 (sold), 10' Mazda 3
    im pretty sure that you would have to at least sign some papers or something. there could be tons of problems sending a text to the workers just saying youve been laid off. not sure of the exact name for it but it is something like and unlawful layoff or something like that.
     
To Top