Two people I know got fired recently. One is a friend; the other is a foe. I find it a bit disconcerting that companies will fire you just weeks away from Christmas. I feel like companies will have you around, and then will look for reasons to can you when they don’t want you around anymore. Maybe they want to save on your salary; maybe they don’t want your “attitude” around anymore. My own fear is getting turfed; your reputation is shot after you get fired. It’s humiliating. But it happens to the best and worst of us.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.