OK, so something crazy happened today.
About a year ago I had struck up a great friendship with Dan in our corporate office for telephone issues. This guy was awesome, knew everything you ever needed to know about phone issues and was just an all around great guy, He would always get things done, and get them done fast. I talked with him everyday and even on my days off. Now I wasn't the only one in the office, a lot of people, including my former supervisor, and 2 or 3 other supervisors and well as many other phone reps struck up a great relationship with him and he ended up being the guy a lot of us went to for issues. He was well on his way up the ladder. He became such good friends with us, that we were even thinking on taking a trip down there to visit him, and my boss at the time ended up having to go down there anyways and hung out with him for a while. now fast forward a few months, Dan ended up getting sick and missed a lot of work, and ended up getting fired for "absentee issues". I sent a few letters to a few very high ups on what a great person he was etc etc, didn't get very far with that.
Fast forward to now. He was working as a Regional Manager for another company. About a week ago we tried calling him and go answer and haven't heard anything from him since then, now keep in mind this guy would send you txt messages at like 3am, that's how easy to contact him was. we called his office, they rudely said "This is not his number anymore" and hung up, then my former supervisor e-mails me this today:
That's pretty screwed up, huh? It just shows you that no matter how nice someone is, no matter how much you think you know them, BAM! complete 180.
Perfect quote for this:
we're not going to white-collar resort prison. No, no, no. We're going to federal POUND ME IN THE ASS prison.