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In my last job they were in fairly serious talks about a takeover for a while, woulda been great for me financially in the position I was in at the time. Fell through, and they IPOd instead, which was no use to me. Meh

The first time the place had been sold one of the first employees made a packet, quit and told everyone he was going off to travel the world. Instead he sat at home playing computer games and putting on weight. Ended up coming back into the fold, think he's there still. Didn't regret a moment of it
 

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When big companies take over smaller companies it's traditional for them to keep on the 50 year old long timers who are set in their ways, right?
I know a guy in this estate who's been working for a company that has been bought and sold 4 different times over the last 12 years and in that time he's been sitting at the same desk with not too much difference to his working day.
 

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The first time the place had been sold one of the first employees made a packet, quit and told everyone he was going off to travel the world. Instead he sat at home playing computer games and putting on weight. Ended up coming back into the fold, think he's there still. Didn't regret a moment of it
The turnaround at the end there is a classic in making a good story great.
 

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Someone has bought our company. No idea what this means to my situation just yet, but


fucking hell
So I'm now working for a big American company. The job looks safe enough for the short term, I just hope they aren't dicks.

The old Irish CEO has left and as a parting gift is giving everyone 1,000 euro for every year worked.
 

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If you actually do stuff you'll probably be kept on, middle-management upwards and contractors are expendable though. My company is owned by a bunch of investment bankers who just want to raise the share price and sell it again. My boss has basically told me that when it eventually happens she can save my job or push to get me fired with a payout, whichever I'd prefer.
 

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