“…Brooks…you’re FIRED…you have 30 minutes to get your stuff out of here…”


"Brooks, you're FIRED, you have 30 minutes to get your stuff out of here."

“Brooks, you’re FIRED, you have 30 minutes to get your stuff out of here.”

How to know when your career is stalled: The most important way is when your paycheck either has bounced or stops coming. Sometimes they just quit paying us.  Another one happened to Johnny Carson, when Jay Leno took over his parking space a bit early. When the phone quits ringing is always a dead give-a-way. Sometimes, even, it quits ringing because management has removed the phone from your desk.  I like the one when you discover your key doesn’t fit the lock anymore.  The one I hate is when your subordinates start calling you by your first name. Some actually continue to work, but just don’t get paid anymore. Others get paid but are given no assignments, no help, and no tools, as mgt. hopes they’ll quit. I can remember my “your career is over” episodes, just as if they happened yesterday.  1) Your fired, pick up your check from accounting.  2)  We’re having a slow-down, and we’ll call you when things pickup.  3)  Report to warehouse/shipping starting Monday.  4) My favorite: Brooks, you’re fired, you have 30 minutes to get your things together; as he hands me 3-month’s severance. 4) The CEO tells me the Board voted 6:1 to let me go.  For those who are self-employed, if you want to know if your career is STALLED, all you have to do is check your bank balance.  To be perfectly honest, anytime I’ve been fired, they did me a BIG FAVOR, and for the most part, I’ve stayed ahead of the firing curve;  how about you?  Exodus 22:20 – Whoever sacrifices to any god, other than the Lord alone, shall be devoted to destruction.  …Blessings…cjlb…1/6/1

Photo Credit: Thanks Mr. Trump…


About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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