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eXiled Alert! / February 16, 2009

Joe the Copywriter (whose identity we’re not revealing yet) was fired less than 24 hours after we posted an  article with him railing on his incompetent bosses at the Yellow Pages company. He gloated that these Just-For-Men-highlight-wearing-morons were too clueless to fire him. But he spoke too soon. It seems there is something those execs are very good at: running a Gestapo-style espionage operation against their employees.

See original article here: Recession Gloat: Executives Too Incompetent to Fire Me

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  • 1. wengler  |  February 16th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    If he’s anything like Joe the Plumber he is going to be offered that war correspondent job anyday now.

  • 2. jesus  |  February 16th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    L O L

    Saw this one coming!

    Good luck dude, maybe you can break into porn with that …. perfected technique.

  • 3. abb1  |  February 16th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    7-8 years ago it was just the same, but all in good fun; and all that. Everybody was happy to lose their jobs and thought it was the funniest thing. Myself included.

    So, why is the mood so different now? C’mon, you get laid off, you get unemployment for 6 months or so, enjoy.

  • 4. matt  |  February 16th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Woe is Joe.

    Perhaps it’s time for him to revisit Dolan’s Tips for New Paupers?

    As for me–also an out-of-work copywriter(!)–I was all set to send in an expose detailing how my emotionally damaged fruitcake of a girlfriend lets me sponge off of her in these cold hard coupon clipping times, but alas, this has made me think otherwise. Instead I will buy her a block of Swiss cheese (the holes symbolize my love for her) with her hard-earned money from the ghetto fabulous grocery store Aldi.

    God bless everyone!

  • 5. pete  |  February 16th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    I enjoy the site but this seems to me like a put on.

  • 6. Michael  |  February 16th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    They should’ve promoted him as a “creative insights” consultant. Instead, they terminated him. Here’s to HR Donnelly becoming a household name for stupid, fantasy-land corporate groupthink. When you’re in a dying industry, you can 1. consolidate (like EarthLink does with dial-up Internet) or 2. sell your assets (e.g., back to the phone companies that collect the info. behind the Yellow Pages), but you can’t ride the unicorn of deceit to profitability.

  • 7. Snarky  |  February 16th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Poor Joe. Rule #1: when you bitch about your company, don’t say their name. Rule #2: don’t brag about it in the office, people will report your ass due to corporate cocksucking.

  • 8. Steve  |  February 16th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Perhaps Joe’s incompetent bosses are fans of the Exiled. Somehow I doubt it. Perhaps he did this article from work or at least looked at with IT tracing everything.

    I love my employer! I love my job! I WILL drink the koolaid!

  • 9. geo8rge  |  February 16th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    “Gestapo-style espionage operation against their employees.”

    Actually virtually any large organization has someone that is supposed to query the company name and any products and other company crap every morning and write a report. My guess is that it became obvious who it was from the article.

  • 10. core  |  February 16th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Maybe he’s the War Nerd?

  • 11. foo  |  February 17th, 2009 at 1:45 am

    can’t stop rolling on the floor and laughing my guts out.

    funniest thing i’ve ever read…d00d thought he was being all countercultural and shit, ‘plaining about his retard company on exiled..Now that his retard company found out and fired him, d00d actually wants his retard job back.

    dunno, which is more retarded, the d00d or the company.

  • 12. Viking  |  February 17th, 2009 at 4:05 am

    The War Nerd does data entry.

  • 13. Alex  |  February 17th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    How is this “Gestapo-style”? An essay like that would get you fired from just about anywhere if the right people saw it and it was posted on a website with the intention of getting people to see it.

  • 14. just saying  |  February 17th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    eXiled Alert! Man fired 24 hours later than he thought he would be!


  • 15. rick  |  February 17th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    1)It’s not a put-on, 2)It’s a horrible essay, that nonetheless carries with it the obvious insight, “we should hire this man!” It was meant to do that, specifically to hurt executives, not to get me hired. That’s where I’m at. I feel so alienated, I simply want to hurt executives, since many years in corporations have convinced me there’s no place for somebody who wants to help the corporation, economically. It’s like an old-school, Saddam Hussein/Libya aristocracy, in half of American corporations, and you’re seeing it in the economic collapse. They’re good at gestapo shit like all dictatorships, nothing else.

  • 16. Joe Blow  |  February 18th, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Hah! I knew he was blowing it. He should have gone out and gotten a real job and just kept sending in timesheets until they eventually got rid of him.

    He would be active and have extra cash to spend.

    My guess is he wanted to be fired because he was sinking quickly into a state of sodden sticky stupor and was not about to do anything to get out of it unless forced.

  • 17. wengler  |  February 19th, 2009 at 3:33 am

    It’s the Yellow Pages. It wouldn’t have survived another couple years in the best of times.

  • 18. ibtrippen  |  February 25th, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Rick, if you wanted people to hire you then you should have stated that in your article. “I will work for your company–actual work! Like the kind that will make you money! I want things to run well because that is just the kind of person I am, but these shitheads won’t let me help them.”

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