Is this business owner trying to run his company into the ground? It would almost be a better decision on his part to make his inexperienced nepo baby son his co-CEO. Whoever thought that firing the IT guy with over 40 years of experience on the job and promoting the owner’s son instead should be, well, fired!
What happened to Ted, whose story was shared by a coworker via this Reddit thread, is unfortunately all too common. Ted was given a generous severance package in exchange for a promise that he would never tell his former coworkers the truth about what happened. Essentially, the CEO wanted everyone in the company to think that Ted resigned after so many years on the job. However, the truth was that Ted’s firing was merely part of an agenda to gradually promote CEO Jr. and to make everyone pretend that Ted, an institution at the company, never existed.
Keep scrolling below for the full story and to see how Ted’s firing riled up folks in the comments section. When you’re finished, feel free to check out this workplace story about an employee who was pressured by their Karen coworker to come in early and work for free.