Thursday, October 28, 2021

Corporate Douchebags and more reasons why I hate people...

 

 Just a little note about things and changes....

  So, like magic, my job position was "eliminated".  Nice corporate way of saving money in the payroll and benefits side of things I guess. No HR issues. Never had performance review or serious criticism. Just the product of two cunts sucking each other off up front and fucking with peoples lives. My crew is/was shocked.

Needless to say , I kinda burned the bridge with the douchebag pencil pusher.

 


 



90 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that…
    Hope many new doors are opened for you to pick from!!

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  2. Sometimes a man just has to piss in his bosses toolbox and walk out . Did that twice in my career and it was a completely fulfilling experience . Old badass Karl said he was gonna kick my young ass [I was 27 years old] and I opened the back door for him and he wouldn't go out . All the other mechanics got together and bought me a couple cases of beer and brought them over on payday and we got drunk . I started a new job on Monday morning making much more money and much less work.

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  3. Dammit man. They offered me a 50 percent pay cut. I said your number one. Lots of machining in my parts of the hood.

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  4. Damn, sorry man. Shit keeps flowing downhill, makes me understand why the millenials refuse to participate. Maybe it's time to move south to America?

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  5. I was let go from a large multi-national corporation in 2015, decided to buy into a franchise and be my own boss. Something to consider versus working for "The Man" again. Best of luck to you!

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  6. Great opportunity! Now you will be looking and will see things that you would not have even been on the alert for before. Apply for unemployment immediately, keep frosty, start looking and be open to doing stuff you might never have considered before. I have done this many times and in nearly every situation I get into things that are far better than where I was previously.

    Oh, and fuck the fuckin' fuckers. Living well and happily is the very best revenge.

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  7. Sorry to hear the news....I'm 63, been watching people get 'right sized' for nearly my adult working life. These are the same @ssholes who will make their employees get the jab or get fired

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  8. Damn, sorry man. Shit keeps flowing downhill, makes me understand why the millenials refuse to participate. Maybe it's time to move south to America?

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  9. For what its worth I see help wanted signs up all over Florida, and we have DeSantis for governor! Good luck and hope all works out well for you.

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  10. Sorry to hear it. Never a fun deal. And yeah, I wouldve likely burned that bridge too. Best of luck, hope you land a new better position when your ready!!

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  11. Hope you find something better - being your own boss is one way.
    This stuff has been going on for a long time.
    Had an uncle(WWII gen) who worked for Armour Meats. Laid off just before retirement age.
    He did get another job, so it does work out.

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  12. And they wonder why we have no loyalty. Gotta give it to get it!

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  13. That sucks...sorry, Irish. Dick move of them, and seems like a lot of these types are doing this crap.

    --ExpatGuy

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  14. First thing we do, is hang all the HR people. Then the lawyers.

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    1. No need to argue - a rope has two ends - everybody's happy!

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  15. It sucks no matter how correct you feel about your morale high ground.
    I knew I was doomed after meeting a corporate VP, he had no idea what I did, what our company did and was still pissed he was not involved in the acquisition. When the time came to reduce headcount it always came from our facility.

    Besides I never knew how to manage up. Still don't.

    Good luck.

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  16. Have my own sign company since 76. Had some great years and some not so good. Bottom line, its great to show A-hole people where the door is and feel good about it. Best of luck in your future.

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  17. Sorry to hear about the *uckery you had to go through. Good people are needed everywhere, you should do fine. In 2010 a fortune 500 company I worked for with over 25 years service decided they were leaving KS. I got a small severance and short continuance of bennies offered to me. I was recruited right away by a competitor and started there after my last day. Then I heard from the corrupt HR bastiches that they didn't know I would get another job and therefore would not uphold the promises of the severance.
    Took a long time to get rid of the hate.

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  18. I simply don’t understand, where I work, we are scrounging for any workers we can get, and valuing the great ones like you.
    I have no doubt a better opportunity will be around the corner

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  19. Sometimes life sucks big timee.

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  20. Plenty of welding ;machining an$ manufacturing jobs in Sioux Falls,,Take a couple weeks,reset and go fuck em up again.It’s what we do man.

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    1. I could stand to have Irishman here in South Dakota... Would buy him a beer too!

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    2. Here here! Same goes on the other side...here in Rapid City.

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    3. Here in South Carolina as well. Boeing, Volvo, among others, as well as expanding seaport facilities here in Charleston. Great people, too!

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  21. A year ago in August I had to retire at 70 because I couldn't physically do my health care job anymore. At the time I was very unhappy about it, but I have stayed in touch with some co-workers and I am at peace with not being involved with the total shit show that health care has become. To a (wo)man they have expressed envy in my being able to walk (or hobble) away. When a company starts what you describe, the job usually becomes a slow descent into hell. One sign is that management numbers go up and worker numbers go down.

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    1. Boy, you got that right. Ohio Guy

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  22. Karma exists and sometimes it's a boom. I worked for a firm that had an employee (Gladys) for almost 40 years. She had worked for 20 of those years for the worldwide managing partner. When he retired, Gladys was instantly on the radar by HR to be canned probably because she was about to be able to collect max retirement benefits. They understood optics of course. Canning a 40 year employee would not be viewed well by the staff. So they tried to give Gladys new jobs for which she had no training (despite having several positions Gladys could have easily transitioned into). Eventually the head of HR called Gladys in and told her she was fired at age 63. Gladys cried and asked how was she going to find another job at her age. Do you know what HR said to her? She told Gladys it was her own fault because she had a negative outlook. The woman told Gladys that she was looking at this the wrong way. Gladys should see this as an opportunity to discover something new. A new door so to speak. Gladys was out. Six months later, the HR woman was at a family gathering outdoors at a large suburban lot. Out of the blue, lightening struck a tree and a large branch was sheared off. The branch hit the HR woman and only her, killing her. Many employees of the firm hoped the HR woman took it in the right light as one door closing and another opening.

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    1. Forgive me for being a bit bloodthirsty, but I would have paid $100.00 to watch that.

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    2. That's beautiful! I shared it with a co-worker who along with myself will be getting the boot on Dec 8 for refusing to comply. It really brightened our day! Thanks!

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    3. Oh my God! Here's my story: Years back I worked for a major bottling company for almost 18 years. The manager of that facility conspired with other managers there to put me in the "trick bag". They falsified documents and date labeling machines behind my back to fire me. Two weeks later, he was in his tree stand during bow season. Must have fallen asleep or slipped because he was found hanged dead by his safety strap. The others involved were fired for various reasons. Karma IS a thing. Ohio Guy

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  23. As a professional misanthrope and bridge burner, I applaud your hate and grit. Sucks that these things happen but fuck them all to hell. Go out and make something good happen for yourself and remember, you are not alone.

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  24. Sometimes the best way to see forward is to use the light from the bridge you just burned.
    You already know how I feel about this.
    God Bless ya man, I'm hoping something better jumps into your lap.

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  25. We conversed briefly some time ago about my area in the TX Hill Country.
    Let me know when you want to come check it out.
    CC

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  26. East Texas rocks. YMATA says come take a look.

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  27. What goes around comes back around. A person who showed me the door, later got caught up in a corporate, career killing kerfuffle

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  28. Here's hoping you land on your feet!

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  29. Dang Irish, that stinks. Keep your head up and we have plenty of work here in FLA. I'll toast one to you this afternoon. Slainte.

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  30. Geez... almost like a few of us are in the same sinking boat... Me on Tuesday, you today. But yeah Fuck them Fucking Fuckers Sideways with a rusty Sawzall. This's some grade a horseshit. Fucking Globohomocorporaclownworld INDEED!

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  31. seems to be an increasing trend here in new england towards older northwest european men. pencil pushers are convinces they can get low skilled people to learn jobs/trades by OJT with no interference from aforementioned older, northwest european men. unfortunately, pencil pushers are often the ones closing the doors, so they don't think it will affect them any. good luck. new england is hollowing out. i know personally of too many people moving south to find work. if you don't want to be a CNA or hotel maid, there will be fewer and fewer jobs here.
    Good luck.

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  32. Straight white unvaxed male? Lucky you lasted so long. I feel for you, I'm in the same boat. Cut off last Dec (what is it about Christmas and HR?), too specialized - guess I'm retired.

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  33. When I bought my first house I emptied my bank account for the down payment. I closed the loan on Saturday and they shut the plant down on Monday. Having a trade saved my ass - was working the following week. You'll make out. Quality people always do. Good luck and God bless!

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  34. Wishing you well. Had the same happen 2 weeks ago. Just started looking and there seems to be a lot out there. So here's to hoping.

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  35. That sucks a lot.
    I work for a mega corp that's run by a social justice asswipe, already been relocated because of my vaxx-status and fully expect not to be around in the near future because of it.
    You wanna talk about bridge burning????

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  36. You sound like the kind of person who rebounds. Enjoy the warm glow from that burning bridge and best of luck with your future endeavor.

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  37. Sorry to hear that. But there's an old saying around here that goes like this: "Fuck 'em!!"
    Their mistake, not yours.
    Happened to me a couple times. I worked for a multi-billion dollar company for four years. I won't say what I did, but when I was hired, the key metric for the group I was in was at 710. I was responsible for it. Three months before I got whacked, it bottomed out that 3. Then, after all the work was done, they 'restructured' and 'eliminated my job'.
    Take 26 weeks of vacation on Uncle Joe and find something better.
    And don't burn those bridges. INCINERATE THEM!!

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  38. Did they "perp walk" you out the side door to make sure you didn't walk off with a stapler? It sucks, I know, good luck and let us know if you need anything.

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  39. Instead of burning bridges if more people burned down the inexperienced pencil pushers we'd all have a lot less problems.

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  40. Sorry to hear. Get your bennies. Fuck em in the ass until their eyes bleed.

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  41. Find a new employer/start your own business then steal as many of their accounts/ customers as possible. Make them feel the pain where it hurts most....their bank account.

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    1. ...and their employees. The good ones anyway. Nemo

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  42. Well, shit. What everyone else said.

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  43. Damn, sir…that sucks. May it be an opening to a better opportunity.

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  44. A couple decades ago, I used to think working for someone gave an “illusion of security”.
    I guess that illusion went away years ago.
    You will do well, it’s the transition that was always hard for me.
    All the best to you Irish.

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  45. After 20 years working for the fed, I was told that if I was not fully vaxed by Nov 22, excellerated displinary measures would be taken including dismissal. So, fuck'em, I retired. Tomorrow is my last day. Losing your job through no fault of your own does rip your guts out, On the bright side, you now have more time for FFF! Keep on Truckin'

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    1. I am in similar circumstances, working for the USDA. I have applied for a religious exemption because I believe abortion to be an abomination to God and EVERY COVID vax either uses harvested fetal tissue to be made (J&J) or in testing (all the rest). I electronically signed my vax survey yesterday with the addendum that I've applied for religious exemption. We'll see if it works. I'm not hopeful, though. Politically, vaxxing everyone has too much momentum. So, I might soon be an out of work Veterinarian, looking for a practice that will hire someone who hasn't practiced in 18 years. But, I DID keep my licensure current, cause, I thought, you never know. And we certainly didn't.

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  46. Hang in there.

    Tuesday: I take care of a disabled person. I returned a call from the office. Me: "Yeah, I'll work this weekend." Office: "Good! BTW, you know sunday is your last day with your client, right?" Me: "News to me!" Office: "We have a new client for you." Me: "Um, my client and I have been together 18 years through six agencies." Office: "Oh, OK." Jeez.

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  47. I feel ya brother! Happened to me last summer. Went home and told the wife, "I should probably be more pissed off than I am." Least stress I've had in years. Best of luck to you. We'll be pulling for you.

    Chi

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  48. Walked of a job 10 years ago and it ended my career. In the moments I begin to doubt it was the right thing, I just have to recall how miserable I was and how crooked the boss/owner was. Cut my income 60%. But it led me into new areas and much more satisfaction. And in the end, financially, I’ve got all I need even though I’m now disabled. Developed independence and a frosty attitude. All is well. God took care of me.

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  49. Owwww...that's MAJOR suckage right there, Irish.

    Haven't read an of the replies yet, but prayers up for 'ya!

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  50. Sorry to hear that sir.
    If you believe it's a wrongful termination, I urge you to speak to a lawyer.

    I've only been fired once in my life. But it was a worthless job, and it was really my fault. Not worth fighting.

    I worked a union job for 15 years. Gives you a little security, in exchange for union dues, that go somewhere mysterious. No union at my current employer, and I like that better.

    These days, if I were laid off, I'd just retire. There is a real sense of relief at having that as a real option. Sometimes I wonder if I should just say fuckitall anyway and retire just cuz life is too short. Something to consider.

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  51. I feel you. I had my position eliminated after 12 years so my boss would get a company car. I had a couple more corporate jobs over the next 3 years, but my heart wasn't in it anymore, so I quit and started flipping houses. It was hard work, but very satisfying, and I was my own boss. Made less, sometimes a lot less, but there was never any bs office politics to deal with. I'm sure I would never go back to a corporate job.

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  52. Wishing you the best!!
    As said before, FUCK ‘EM!

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  53. Don’t take it personally. Don’t internalize it. When management lets someone go…50% of the time they let the wrong guy go. If you’re lucky. The hell of it is, the rest of the employees see it and wonder if they are next. Don’t get mad - it probably had nothing to do with you at all. It happens to everyone. And what goes around comes around.

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  54. I was let go while on medical leave which I refused pay for even though it was because of on job reasons. Best thing to happen to me job related. I had never been fired before in my 30+ years of construction. Make more money now without all the stress. May God bless you.

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  55. Happened to me two years ago. Found a much better gig, and you will too. And absolutely what Filthie says, "what comes around goes around." The douche that fired me was himself fired the following year. Too funny, IMO.

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  56. Sorry to hear about your job, I feel your pain,I had a similar experience many years ago. Within a month I had 4 job offers and accepted the best one. I work there another 20 years and retired at the start of the Dem-panic. They contacted me two weeks ago and ask if I would come back on a part time basis to help with a project.
    With you knowledge and skills, start a new business and eat their dam lunch, screw em.

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  57. Make your next move work for you instead of them.
    Tell your family “we got this” and
    Batten down your hatches.
    Now go out and sharpen your axe.

    MF
    Thanks again!

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  58. Now is the time to embrace the next great season.....You are a talented free thinker and as a business owner I know first hand that this is a very sought after trait! Best of Luck on next steps..

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  59. Well that sucks. Having had it happen to me three times in my working life, I know the the mixed emotions that accompany a job loss situation. The last two happened 22years and 13 years in. After the last I got another job immediately. After working there for three months and coming to understand what a god awful place it was because the managers were the worst of the worst and fostered a really unhealthy work environment, I decided at 61 years old I'd had enough of putting up with bullshit on daily basis for a paycheck. Never looked back.

    Good Luck, not that you'll need it. I know you will land on your feet.

    Nemo

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  60. Irish,

    A lot of us have been there...and it always sucks!...You are smart enough and talented enough to land on your feet and probably in a better position. Good Luck...keep us posted.

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  61. From what I see of job offers in email, there's hundreds of jobs going unfilled in the PacNorWest, in the machine trades and elsewhere. If the rest of the country is the same, you won't be idled very long.

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  62. Here too. But mine was a "bursitis" that turned out to be a 67% torn ruptured Achilles tendon the VA finaly MRIed, and now has to surgically repair becuz ive been walking on it for a year.

    So now im playing pirate on a peg leg.

    Fuxit. More VA diabilutah plus time to stay drunk

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  63. One of my favorite sequences in The Good the Bad and the Ugly, btw. Take advantage of this important "change" in your life. You're a smart fellow, Irish. This is a sign of good things to come your way, I believe. Enjoy this. It's a good thing. Ohio Guy

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  64. Irish, as has been said - that sucks. My plan was to retire this past July, big fuckcorp figured they could hire 2 young knownothings - that couldn't spell attendance much less showup - for less than me. So, retirement came in March. A bit early, but I have understood it as God giving me a few additional months to make sure my shit is together for the 'party' that's about to start. God bless and stay safe, brother.
    Original Grandpa

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  65. Damn damn damn.
    It sucks. But you prepare and plan ahead. Plus you've got your head right.
    Things will work out. You help make them work out. You and the Guy upstairs.

    -RosalindJ

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  66. Dittos to what everyone said above. You will land on your feet.

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  67. Wait, I'm catching up here. Are you a Machinist?

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  68. Irish, this is some truly shitty news to here. I hope you have the resources to move somewhere that isn’t a fascist shithole and get yourself right back on your feet. Been following your blog for several years now, and rarely comment, but I want you to know that you are truly a beam of light in this fuckedupedness of darkness these days. And you can always start your own thing pretty much anywhere, done it several times myself. And not to be trite, but arrows and all. Cheers, mate! Brewer

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  69. Good luck, Irish! I'm sure you'll land on your feet!

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  70. A little something for the wounded soul.

    Loudon Wainwright.....The man who couldnt cry

    You can find it with a search...enjoy!

    R

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  71. Just now able to catch up on the blog. My best wishes to you brother, hang in there.

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  72. Wonder if it was your website that got you fired?

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    1. Nope. Doubt it. I never shared it with anyone at that place. I don’t have a personal presence on Facebook or Twitter

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