When were you last in a situation that you thought ‘ and now I have to make me come away ‘?

Yesterday.I drove home and behind me appeared a fire truck with loaring sirens. Then I thought: “Just on the side because then he can get there!”:-)

Well, I have sometimes noticed it with some former employers.I do work as a software developer but have a good feeling in predicting whether a company is healthy or not. And up to three times I have left an employer because I suspected that the company would be in trouble financially and that prediction has also come out three times. The first company went bankrupt on the day I left. The second few months after my departure. And the third got a relaunch but the original directors were severely in trouble because there was a fraud in the accounting and the result that they were getting heavy fines and the curator was having the problem that especially the customers would suffer as The company ceased.

It is quite difficult to predict this, but you have to pay particular attention to how involved the management is and how strict one is trying to enforce the rules.The best employers leave their staff fairly free and trust them to do their job. But if it goes financially bad then you notice it pretty quickly because the rules are tightened and certain activities are discontinued.

At a fourth company I also had the idea that I had to leave quickly, partly because the director was regularly drinking at the office of the whiskey to drive home at the end of the day.The problems also emerged because arbitrarily people were fired for flut reasons and they all stepped to court to challenge their resignation. I was already looking for another employer until also I was fired on standing foot for a fake reason. Just too late so to stop it yourself. In the District Court, and a substantial severance allowance was granted, but in the end no penny was seen because at that time the company had already gone bankrupt.

Which makes me so much better nowadays…

A long time ago at work something went wrong with the installation of a software package that I had supplied a component for.The component behaved to my expectation, but not like that one had hoped. I was called and called to solve something, while it was not really clear what the status was exactly. Was there really something wrong? Did I really have to intervene?

The component I had delivered had been transferred to other developers for years, and I had a completely different role in the meantime.I stood far from it by then, and frankly had little appetite in someone who just thought I needed to be there, for no good reason.

By the end of the day, every stupid coincidence, everyone was put together and a kind of emergency meeting was called at that time, I really could not have been at the bottom.Story was done and I waited quietly at a time, a reason, though it was a bad excuse, to be able to leave. I really didn’t feel like it.

At one point, those who accompanied the rollout came along and dropped casually: they have already solved the problem.I jumped on it and asked for confirmation again:

“So there’s nothing going on?”

“No hear.”

“So then I’m no longer needed, everyone’s fine evening, I’m gone!”

I didn’t know how quickly I had to get to my car.

The next morning was like nothing had happened.No bubbles, no annoying emails, nothing more. That was the last time I really thought “I must make that I come away.”

No more since my death

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