Also, wonder if this is how factory workers felt during the industrial revolution:
Perhaps he was planning on banging his head against the monitor, and wanted to make sure his eyes would be okay.
Isn't that called Google Glass?
Fortunately, you don't have to add much soundtrack.
I have to say, I've learned more about small-time corporate shenanigans since this year started than I ever expected to learn in my life.
I've always been a proponent of getting everything in writing as soon as possible. I'm starting to see a classic example of why now.
Some other tips... never allow anyone else to pitch your business ideas to an investor... do it yourself. And make sure it's in writing, of course.
Also, it isn't a winning strategy to fire the owner of the technology without telling him, and before you've obtained the rights to the technology first.
Thinking that it will 'squeeze' the inventor will probably backfire on you.
And if you're filing in Delaware for tax reasons, that's great, but make sure you follow the MOI you set up, because it's as legally binding as a contract.
I've been fired, officially.
He said he would consider rehiring me if my boss signs a particular piece of paper, which makes the firing illegal.
Which I think is awesome. Paper-trail on this moron continues.
In the meantime, I might finally have a little time for a vacation.
Hmmm... he also said I was fired for not providing certain bits of intellectual property that doesn't belong to him, which I think makes the firing criminal.
Ugh, fleeb, very sorry to hear that!
Completely their loss, though!
In fact, shoot me your resume by email, if you like. My brother in law is with Scripps and maybe he'll know someone who knows and all that...
Thanks for the offer... I might consider it.
I know people in Scripps, too, oddly. I know the guy responsible for their closed captioning... really good, upright guy.
Crapolla Fleeb. Sorry for ya man. Sounds like you have it figured out the game of the current employer. If not, from what I have read about you on uncensored, you seem like you are an upstanding guy. You will land somwere that will be better soon.
I saw this coming, to be sure. I had doubts at the beginning of the year, as too many odd things were happening, but I figured I'd ride it out and see where it goes.
All-in-all, it's been an interesting, entertaining, and educational experience.
But it isn't quite over yet. I can find a new job without much trouble, I suspect, but I want to help my boss (not the guy who fired me), who stands to lose so much more than his job.
uhm... is it that easy in the US?
i'd definitely visit a lawyer.
In Maryland, where I live, the law is such that you may quit or be fired for any reason at all.
However... some reasons are simply illegal on the face of it. Firing me for not stealing intellectual property and as a way to bully someone into signing a document he clearly doesn't wish to sign is illegal in this country.
I hope this all ends with you in a better (better-paying and better environment) job very soon!
They money wasn't that bad, this time. I earned a salary that is at least standard for the sort of work I do.
But things started to get really weird in the last couple of weeks. I suspect the investors, who don't really understand the business model (and were given a bad description of the model from the CEO and their lawyer) are freaking out because things aren't quite working the way they expect.
The ironic thing is that if they waited about another month or so to freak out, they would have started to see the results. But, meh. They were a very bad match for us.
Personally, based on the behavior I see, I suspect they found a buyer who just wants to bury the technology so nobody uses it. Why else would you fire the principle developer, and the only guy who really knows how to install the software required to make our box work properly?