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My birthday was Sunday, August 1st and I got to go out of town for a couple of days.  On my way home Tuesday I get an email on my phone with the subject line “Termination Notice.”  I open it up and I have been terminated from my one job because I was unable to get my line count up due to software issues that neither I nor the company have really been able to fix.  I work on production as a medical transcriptionist and have to type so many lines per hour.  My problem is when did we become so impersonal?  I mean really, firing someone via email?  Isn’t that like  breaking up with someone via text message?  I know I work via the internet and I will probably never meet my coworkers face to face, but couldn’t they have at least called and told me that way.  There must be something about email/internet that makes people think they can say or do anything that they would never do in person.  I love  being able to work at home, but I don’t understand why companies do not show you the same courtesy that they would an employee who works in the office.  We may communicate via computer screen, but it doesn’t mean there isn’t a person on the other end.  Oh well, I guess now I have to figure out what I am going to do.  Hmmm…till next time.

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