I Got My Boss Fired
One of my bosses was muttering to me the other day, about a situation involving pay. We're nearing 2 months behind in paychecks, and he basically said: "No wonder why Rick's quitting." This shocked me to hell... Rick's had our backs for so long and has saved my job on numerous occasions. I E-Mailed him, telling him I heard a rumor from my boss, and asked him if that was true. He responded and said: "Absolutely not."
Now's where it gets complicated: Rick's E-Mail is automatically CCed to the CEO of the company because he's in the accounting department. I didn't know this at the time. The CEO read my E-Mail, got my my bosses name from it, and called him into his office. Next day, he's no longer with the company... fired for spreading rumors.
I feel like dogshit. My boss was a great guy - frustrated, but then again, so were we all. Rick's a good guy too. I knew he would have kept it between us, as I intended. We were all in this together, and I just cost a good guy his job. The worst part about it is I might very well be approached to take his job. A master manipulator intent on slitting everyone's throat in the office place could have done no better. The sad thing is, I'm no master manipulator. I'm just a 27 year old bum who can't even break into middle management.
I don't really know why I'm posting this... I think I want some people to yell at me, call me a snitch... a gossip mongerer. Because even my boss who got fired wasn't mad at me. That's probably the worst part of all.