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    What kind of company lets you go three days before christmas. I have been doing the same route for 5 years, but have been trying to get a smaller one for the past two. But instead of giving me a smaller route, they trained new people, and replaced a couple of us slower (older) drivers. O well, more time for the figs and cactus.
    Hi my name is Art. I buy fig cuttings-so I can grow more figs-so I can sell more figs-so I can buy more fig cuttings-so I can grow more figs....

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    That's BS!!!

    Hopefully it turns out to be positive.
    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

    “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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    • cjmach1973
      cjmach1973 commented
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      The relatives seem to think it was a blessing in disguise

    • COGardener
      COGardener commented
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      And sometimes it is.

  • #3
    Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you can find the good in it. More time for plants is nice, but maybe there is something else better for you.
    Ed
    SW PA zone 6a

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    • #4

      Sorry to hear that Art.

      Hopefully karma will come back to bite them in the

      Hope you and your family can still enjoy the holidays.
      Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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      • cjmach1973
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        We have money in the bank, and a good family, it's just bad timing. It is nice to know that someone else has to do my 1500 customers a day, and its rainingg again. Now we just have to hope for snow.

    • #5
      I'm also sorry to hear that, Art. Maybe you can make a case for ageism and negotiate for a better departure package! That was a pretty lousy thing to do; there are definitely better companies (and better management!) out there.

      Hope you and your family have a very happy holiday regardless.
      Sarah
      Bay Area, CA (zone: 9B)

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      • #6
        Talk about Scrooge! May he be visited by three ghost. I truly believe when one door closes another opens. Good luck , Merry Christmas and may next year be happier.
        Dave- Waterford, Ct. Zone 6a

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        • #7
          Sorry Art......some people make you wonder.
          Cutting sales start Nov 1 at 9PM eastern time as always at willsfigs.com

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          • #8
            That's just wrong! Good for you, making lemonade from lemons

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            • #9
              Thoughts are with you and yours. It really makes you wonder about businesses that take a Scrooge approach.
              Bryant...Franklin County, VA...Zone 7a. Wish List: a 32 hour day....more sleep

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              • #10
                Sorry to hear that myself. I found out I had diabeties one week and lost my job the next because of it so I know how you feel.
                Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                • #11
                  Sorry to hear Art, i hate when companys pull that crap. Looks good on financials but don't realize that it impacts families. My job did it 2 years with 1/3 of workforce (~100 employees termed), companies don't care.

                  Hopefully it is a blessing in disguise as mentioned above.
                  May the Figs be with you!
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                  • #12
                    Sounds like "Age Discrimination". It's against the Federal Law.

                    Navid.

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                    • rusty hooks
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                      Looks like a duck, walks like a duck....if they actually replaced you with a younger person at lower pay, for the exact route......it's quacking pretty loud

                      I'd be talking to santa's elves....

                      they may have pointy ears but they have answers....sometimes.....National Labor Relations Board kind of elves

                    • cjmach1973
                      cjmach1973 commented
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                      The routes are on a prevailing wage so we all get paid the same. They are also very carefull how they word things. CYA

                  • #13
                    Sorry for what happened to you. Thankfully you have family to help you through. I know mine helped me during a similar time in my life. I hope you still have a good Christmas and like others said, maybe it will be a blessing in disguise. Take care.
                    Jennings, Southwest Louisiana, Zone 9a

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                    • #14
                      I'm sorry to hear that happened to you.
                      Zone 7a in Virginia

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                      • #15
                        That is awful. A similar thing happened to me except they hired someone older and more senile who would let things slide.
                        Bob C.
                        Kansas City, MO Z6

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                        • #16
                          That's horrible! Bigger and better things are going to come in the near future! Wishing you and your family the best this holiday season.
                          Quy
                          SoCal, Zone 9b

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                          • #17
                            I hate to hear it, same thing happened to me six years ago. I just got back to where I was (financially) this year. I hope karma comes around to visit them soon. If I knew who the company was I would make a conscious effort not to do business with them. Best wishes, I hope things work out for you and yours.

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                            • #18
                              art, sorry to hear about such a heartless boss....I hear when one door closes another opens - good luck. Hope all is well with you an your family.
                              Wish List: 🙏🏼 Mavra Sika

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                              • #19
                                Thank you all for your words of support
                                Hi my name is Art. I buy fig cuttings-so I can grow more figs-so I can sell more figs-so I can buy more fig cuttings-so I can grow more figs....

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                                • #20
                                  Dirty pool!
                                  Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
                                  Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

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                                  • #21
                                    I also got " right sized" aka laid off right before thanksgiving. I worked for a CAT dealership and a few of the ones they keep was past retirement age. So they went to them first and ask them if they was ready to retire and they all said no. So they laid off by seniority. Sad thing is I loved working their. So now I'm looking for a job..
                                    Kentucky Zone 6b

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                                    • #22
                                      I hate to hear that, Art and Erick. I'll bet you'll soon say it's the best thing that ever happened. Stay positive!
                                      Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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