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Laid Off Worker Gets The Ultimate Revenge

I’ve always been a fan of the working man. So, I love it when a story like this comes around. It’s a story of a man who worked for someone for twelve years and enjoyed much success for himself and his employer over that time span. Then out of the blue when the “company” is experiencing some problems the boss decides to make some changes. Don’t get me wrong this is a boss’s prerogative, it’s his company after all, but as a faithful employee you have to be a little upset at the fact that you have dedicated most of your career to this guy and the loyalty only goes one way.

So, what is the ultimate revenge? Clearly, if this were say Microsoft and the employee went over to Apple and immediately developed an award winning software for his new company.  I guess in my case, it would be , the station fires me to go in a new direction and I go to a radio station in the market and take them to number 1. Let’s hope this never gets tested but if it did, of course that would be the best reward I could think of. Well, this weekend it happened.


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Our working man’s hero is Steve Williams. You may not know the name but you have probably seen him before. Steve has been the caddie for Tiger Woods for the last twelve years. Last month, Tiger decided to let Steve go. Steve said it was a shock, “I was absolutely shocked that I got the boot, to be honest with you. I’ve been incredibly loyal to the guy, and I got short-shrifted. Very disappointed.”

You may have guessed by now but Steve found a new boss and this weekend, Tiger’s first weekend back on the tour in a while, Steve’s new boss Adam Scott won the Bridgestone Invitational while Tiger finished tied for 37th. Now it’s just one win but I gotta tell you , if I’m Steve, I’m thrilled with the results. I think Steve Williams was pretty happy too and I don’t blame the guy he said after the win, “I’ve caddied for 33 years, 145 wins now, and that’s the best win I’ve ever had.” so, score one for the loyal employee.

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Now, was Adam Scott already a great golfer? Yes. Was Tiger already in a slump? Yes.  So, you clearly cant give all the credit to Steve Williams but as Adam said after the win, his knowledge of the course was the best you could get and I think maybe now, someone else is wondering if it might have helped him do a little better as well.

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