I read this article on the BBC [Malicious insider attacks to rise – link] It brought back memories of old times.
I was privileged to work for a start up during the dot.com hay days. I remember when things were great, massive sign up bonuses, gadgets and goodies galore. Then things started to go south. Every Thursday was a tense day, we would be guessing who’d get the axe on Black Friday. Then Black Friday came and lunch time was the designated Axe time! We’d see a supervisor walk into our department with a box or two, stand next to our friends/colleagues and give them the bad news. It was a terrible, gut wrenching feeling. The poor soul hurriedly packed up his belongings and was then ‘escorted’ to the front door – A Royal Thank You for all those many nights we stayed up doing amazing things for the company. Continue reading