gonzales.gifRarely does a fired employee, or employees, get such public satisfaction.

Attorney General Gonzales finally got pushed out of his position, many months after the firing of 9 U.S. attorneys. Over and over again, news reports found that many of the attorneys had stellar records, but despite this they were canned. And Gonzales oversaw their terminations. Critics have argued the firings were politically motivated.

Whatever the motive, it appears now Gonzales is getting a bit of his own medicine. Something that’s rare when it comes to unjust firings of employees.

Gonzales’ role in the firings and his overall tenure at the Department of Justice have been raked over the coals by Democrats and Republicans. It’s not pretty to have the whole nation judge your job, but that’s what happens when you’re a big dog in politics, and in the business world.

Have you ever been fired? What happened to the manager that gave you the boot?

I remember a good friend of mine being fired by an inept manager who should never have been a boss in the first place. She went on to do a crummy job in her position, and years later the big bosses figured out she was a zero and quietly encouraged her to find another job. It was satisfaction for my friend even though it took a long time for the bozos that ran the place to wake up and smell the coffee.

And, by the way, getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to my friend. He is now a top notch journalist for a major news organization, at the pinnacle of his career.

Almost every one I knew who got canned ended up the better for it.

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