Well, I've done all of these things and never got fired. You have to be good at your job and train your management.

I was with GM for 6 months when they sent down orders to lay off 10% of the staff, usually the newest people first. My regional management received a notice from Engineering (200 engineers in the dept) that they could lay anybody off they wanted - as long as it was not me.

They all put up with me, as described in my article:

==> Managers: How do You Manage a Cat?


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