So Jeff calls me this morning and tells me that he got fired. Apparently where he works you can't have 1 mistake after 4 or 6 weeks working there. A couple of weeks ago he was told that, but also told that he wasn't in trouble or anything, he just needed to work on getting zero mistakes... well, today he found out that he made one or two mistakes, so he was called into an office and fired. Just like that. He had absolutely no idea that there was a possibility of getting fired or anything close to that, and he had been getting mostly 100% on his drawing, with every 5 or 6 drawings coming back with one or two mistakes, but I guess that's just not good enough.
To make things worse, Jeff went to the supervisor Tom last week to talk to him about getting things up to date (they are working on way out of date programs) and to make things a lot more efficient. Tom was on board for that and they were scheduled to have a meeting in Jeff's office TOMORROW. I find it odd that they fired him the day before he was going to show how much more efficient they could be and how great he is at his job. He is one of the only, if not the only one who is studying or has studied to be a CADD tech or civil engineer. Everyone else is on-site trained and only know the programs of this company. He is over qualified, and I think they saw that and were threatened.
If it weren't for the economy, I wouldn't care as much, but it's extra frustrating when we are already living with my parents as it is! So today has been a bad day. And Jeff got fired for the first time in his life from a company that was intimidated by him. HOW RUDE!