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Maintenance Guy Throws Out Fifteen Years Of Important Knowledge

This might be the most beautiful way to handle an imminent firing that we've ever seen. Absolutely ruthless but sometimes that's what it takes to survive. 

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    maintenance knowledge - Text - r/ProRevenge u/[deleted] 226d +JOIN 2 Maintenance Guy Throws out Fifteen Years of Important Knowledge TL;DR: a guy I worked with knew he was going to get fired, so he threw out his notebook that had fifteen years of notes of how to do his job.
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    maintenance knowledge - Text - Management really wanted that book could get rid of him but keep his knowledge, they tried to unfire him until he could write it down again, he said no and left. A while ago I worked at a baseball store called Bal-Mart
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    maintenance knowledge - Text - For six months management tried to make having one third of a maintenance staff work, and it failed miserably. MG could not do everything, and over time management increasingly asked him to "coordinate" some part-timers that were supposed to do the cleaning and carts, he spent so much time "coordinating" that he had no time for maintenance. The night crew was also cut, so they couldn't pick up the slack.
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    maintenance knowledge - Text - Then two things happened within the space of week that told management how important he was to the store running well
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    maintenance knowledge - Text - So management sat down with him and asked him why things were going wrong. MG told them point blank he needed enough time for maintenance
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    maintenance knowledge - Text - order, some had certain things that were half- broken and had to be wiggled in a certain way etc
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    maintenance knowledge - Text - Well, he may have said a few swear words and derogatory things while telling management why he needed time to do stuff
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    maintenance knowledge - Text - He told me (several years later, when I ran in to him somewhere and had lunch with him) that he premonition as he walked out of the room so he went to the backroom and tossed his notebook in the garbage compactor. For good measure he then went around the store and emptied all the garbage cans and tossed those bags in so his notebook was properly buried. He was fine with it, all that information was in his head.
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    maintenance knowledge - Text - After a few minutes later management called him back. They told him that they could not allow him to keep working there because of the level of insubordination he had showed
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    maintenance knowledge - Text - At this point management starts looking at each other worried, because they had intended to take his book, fire him, and have a less subordinate part-timer
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    maintenance knowledge - Text - Idon't have exact numbers, but I guesstimate the store had to spend at least twenty or thirty thousand bucks to replace stuff that MG had kept working beyond the equipment's lifespan, and the new guy they hired had a hell of a time figuring out how things worked. To be honest, in few cases MG had gone too far, like creating fire hazards by taping broken chargers together after rewiring them instead of tossing them
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    maintenance knowledge - Text - Integral_10-13_2xdx 226d Another great example of the corporate philosophy of willing to spend 20k to save 1k.
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