In this episode…
Ashley, Britt and Ted work out marketing details and X gets a bad omen in the mail, what does it mean?
please someone tell me that the dead roses in the mail weren’t some tacky way of hinting to X that he was fired…
I’ve known several bosses that have that mantra “I don’t people who punch the proverbial clock. I want them passionate about my company.” For most of them, it translated to “how much unpaid overtime can I get from my people?” There’s a fine line between passion and slave driving. Hopefully, Mr. Murphy isn’t the kind of boss that hires someone with an unspoken “all your life are belong to me now.”
Well, I like the set up of the feed that I just seen. They fire a guy and one the same day he gets Dead Roses? Makes you wonder! And if they did send him dead roses,what does that tell you about them? I see it as egotistical and overrated! Movie magic! I agree with the mindset of wanting your employees to be passionate about their work.
Oh man, I know a guy who got fired after the boss sent the “X is gone” through the company email. Another company laid off a bunch of employees and said “if you keyboard is not at your desk in the morning then you no longer have a job.”Yikes!
Okay, wait, if this wasn’t really an act and this was a true scene, I think it’s really tacky to show it over the Internet like that. That’s something private between boss and employee and the other side between boss and company.We didn’t need to see this. I hope it’s fake.
Of course we did not send him dead roses, X got things like that all the time and we still don’t know where they came from.He signed up to be a part of this experience good or bad. We thought long and hard about this episode and ultimately decided it needed to be part of the show because that is what makes it real. You have seen some great times and you will so some not so great times. I don’t think you want everything candy coated.I like X a great deal. I wish it could have worked out and I made a lot of efforts to go above and beyond in hopes of keeping him on board. In the end it just wasn’t the right thing and we both knew it.
As always, I’m glad to see folks are engaging themselves with the blog as well as RockStartUp.com. I do, however, feel the need to at least share my opinion on the specific matter at hand.Yes, I’m still somewhat new to the PayPerPost family, just over two months. I can say with complete honesty, though, that ours is a very open, healthy and genuine environment to work in. As best as I can tell every single team member is here because they want to be, and they believe in what we’re doing. Myself included. Nobody has their hands tied. True, many of us work well beyond the conventional workweek of 9-5 but more often than not it’s because we care very much about our jobs, and possess what Ted refers to as “the passion”. We want PayPerPost to succeed on many accounts: for Ted, for the VCs, for the Posties, for the Advertisers, and for ourselves.”RockStartUp” documents all facets of the company we’re building — the good and the bad. I don’t know the details of X’s situation, and frankly it’s none of my business. I do know, though, that it was not easy for Ted. So I hope nobody thinks otherwise.> Ashley E
Just so you all get both sides of the story, I completely agree with Ted one-hundred percent. I could spend hours explaining, but the simple version is that both Ted and I knew the fit wasn’t a good one and it eventually came to it’s obvious and natural conclusion.It wasn’t a “bad break up” by any stretch of the imagination and I have nothing negative to say at all. Personally I think Ted is a great guy and I only wish the best for him and the rest of the PPP crew.-X-
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