You just got fired at work. One a scale of 1-10, how hard will it be to replace you?

Poll: How replaceable are you?
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View poll results: How replaceable are you?
1 - Two weeks notice? What's that? :')
11 16%
2
2 3%
3
4 6%
4
1 1%
5 - Won't be too hard, but new guy better do some homework.
8 12%
6
7 10%
7
12 17%
8
10 14%
9
5 7%
10 - Basically fired the messiah to the company.
9 13%
Voters: 69.
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#1
More specifically, I'm not asking about how valuable you are, but how valuable your position is. Would your replacement need absolutely no experience to do what you do or would they need 10 years experience and a doctorates?

I was hired with no experience and do some simple minded tasks so I'm probably somewhere between a 2 or a 3. Only reason I'm not a 1 is because I also sometimes mop and wax the floor like 2 or 3 times every 6 months. But I'm also a full time employee, so the next guy would have to work at least a year or longer and be fine with working 6 days on 1 off or 12 on 2 off.

Might be higher if they had trained me to do the other janitorial duties but I was only hired to do one.

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#2
it would take minimum 6-8 months for a new person to adequately replace my roles

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#3
I voted 7 because my job isn't difficult at all but there are not many people with the qualifications they're looking for and it's not something you can be trained on the spot for.
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#4
About a 7 or 8
Only a year's training but only 8 people are accepted per year and you have to have a very high aural skill to be accepted
For the actual job, my position will be not fully irreplaceable but in the geographical area there is almost no-one else to choose from, and certainly not to my training standard.
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#5
despite the fact that all i am is a frozen food worker, im also second in command in my department and im responsible for half of the orders/deliveries. store director is all about making me a legit manager sometime too

also since its a grocery story a lot of people my age seem to just come in and fuck around instead of actually doing anything. plus no one wants to deal with the cold

not exactly irreplaceable but id say a lot of people they could get to fill my spot would be a downgrade
#6
i'm v important
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
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#7
i'm a pencil pusher for corporate
my job is pretty much sales, scanning files and paperwork, data entry, signing off packages, safecounts and cash reports, etc
pretty much anyone that just graduated college with an math/business related associates degree in something other than a useless knowledge base like women's studies could probably be qualified for, and do my job as good as me within matter of a few weeks training.

i'd say easily a 7
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#8
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i'm a pencil pusher for corporate
my job is pretty much sales, scanning files and paperwork, data entry, signing off packages, safecounts and cash reports, etc
pretty much anyone that just graduated college with an math/business related associates degree in something other than a useless knowledge base like women's studies could probably be qualified for, and do my job as good as me within matter of a few weeks training.

i'd say easily a 7
i was basically doing that shit for my family's business before i even graduated with a liberal art degree


I work in my school's writing center as a tutor. I'm scheduled like 90% of the time so there are a few chunks where it's just me in there. It would be super inconvenient because students seem to like me as a tutor, and I work so many hours, but it wouldn't exactly be difficult. Anyone with decent writing skills could pick it up and learn specific rules/formats as they went. I voted 3.

Oh, we're also talking value. I'd probably be at least a 5 or 6. I have teaching experience, an undergrad and half a master's in the relevant subject, and shit tons of experience with writing. I probably have twice as many hours as the other tutors or 50% more at least.
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#10
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i was basically doing that shit for my family's business before i even graduated with a liberal art degree

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family business is cool though...
fuck 9-5
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#11
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family business is cool though...
fuck 9-5
I didn't mind it because my dad needed the help, I needed some money, and caught up on like three months of doing basic financial shit. just organizing and Quicken stuff. setting up some spreadsheets to calculate things. I got through a lot of it so I had free time to read. also cleaned all the crude oil stains off the keyboard when I got really bored.
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#12
It'd take at least a year of training to get a new guy up to my speed
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#14
I'm not working right now but....
About 3 - 4 jobs ago, the product that I was in charge of building, I redesigned it several times over.
It was their biggest seller.
I was part mechanical Assembler, part Technician, and part Engineer.
I made lots of changes to the original design.
Due to one particular thermal switch, it had a life expectancy of about 9 months.
I did numerous changes and upgraded that to 3 years. And still with the same switch. Just design changes.
And I made lots and lots of notes.
When I got laid off, I took ALL those notes with me.
I still kept in touch with several of the employees there.
They were fucked for about 6 months trying to figure out how in the fuck I put all that shit together and made it work.
That was about 10 years ago.
They basically cut their own throat when they laid me off.
That business is no loner there as far as I can tell. Or at least its a whole lot smaller.
#15
I'm a host/busser, and incompetent at even those things.

so a one, maybe a two though just because my "legend status" (crazy employees you never forget)
#16
I'd say a 6, maybe a 7. I'm definitely replaceable, but it takes a good month of on the job training with the first shift guy before being on your own. Can't just "do your homework" on it. So the person has to be very flexible.

I work in a plant with 4 production lines, and I'm responsible for keeping 2 of those running, as I load huge 60 foot foam buns to the saw guys to be cut into mattresses and mattress toppers.

On the surface it's as a simple as selecting locations on a computer and transferring them (via a huge crane thing with a conveyer belt) but the whole system is broken and things constantly to wrong, and often I'm putting myself in harm's way going out on the floor and operating it in manual because it's a piece of shit.

Pretty decent job tho, I watch Netflix a lot of the time when I'm not running back and forth fixing things.
#17
Would take a good couple of months before someone had my core duties down but years to build up the knowledge of the site to really offer a good service imo.
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#19
I don't have a job so I am completely irreplaceable. The world would probably explode.
I have nothing important to say
#20
how valuable your position is

Mmm, hard to say. When I started they acted like I was the messiah. Now I feel kinda replaceable even though they keep throwing sweet perks in my face left,right and center.
#21
The question asked combined with the poll is confusing.

The thread title would have one assume that a '10' means you're easily replaceable and won't be missed.

However the poll suggests that a '10' means you're completely irreplaceable.
#22
I'm going to be honest, 10

I work hard, I dress nice, I'm sophisticated. I'm magnificent. I have a nice car, a BMW. Well, it's nicer than 90 percent of the people at my job, anyway.
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#23
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The question asked combined with the poll is confusing.

The thread title would have one assume that a '10' means you're easily replaceable and won't be missed.

However the poll suggests that a '10' means you're completely irreplaceable.
It's more like how hard will it be for the company to replace you, with 10 being the hardest.
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#24
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I'm going to be honest, 10

I work hard, I dress nice, I'm sophisticated. I'm magnificent. I have a nice car, a BMW. Well, it's nicer than 90 percent of the people at my job, anyway.
> nice car
> a BMW

one of these things is not like the other
#25
My job is a position that takes a 2 year traineeship plus at least 2 years on job experience, so it would take a while. And it's a pretty specialised field.
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#26
That's what this thread is about.....it's about how difficult it would be to replace someone to the same standard as you
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#27
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I'm going to be honest, 10

I work hard, I dress nice, I'm sophisticated. I'm magnificent. I have a nice car, a BMW. Well, it's nicer than 90 percent of the people at my job, anyway.
and yet only two of those things are relevant to how good you are at your job
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#28
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Anybody can be replaced instantly what's what the recruitment department do all day long

But they're this little thing called notice period
No, they're not.

If that was true, why would so many banks pay 60-something COBOL developers their full salary for a 2 day week?
#29
Well I quit my job about 9 months ago and they've just headhunted me back. Turns out they couldn't hire anyone in my absence and had a load of agency workers who kept quitting.

So yeah either completely irreplaceable or I have a really shit job.
#30
I'm talented at my job, and the bosses know it. Upper management, however, considers me just another butt warming a chair. I'm eminently replaceable. Probably not somebody as skilled, but that is a reflection of experience in the field. Plug another guy in my job and he'll probably be about as good as I am in 20 years or so.
#31
I have the pride of knowing that a large number of portfolios I have held on to have turned to shit after I have left
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#32
Over the past year or so I've absorbed many responsibilities that traditionally don't belong to someone who has my job. While I do think replacing me would be quite easy, I think you'd have to replace me with at least two or three people to cover the skillsets they'd be losing. At the same time, working as a manager taught me that no matter how irreplaceable you think someone may be, when they leave you learn to adapt. Just part of any business really. So I dunno, 2-3?

Edit:

I'm the only one who voted 2 ;__;
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#34
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#35
My job would be happy to replace me with someone with no experience, no degree, no social skills and no training. Thats why they promoted the managers son instead of I. Remember they fired the mesiah too just because he was better than them. Best to stay a 7.
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#37
I'm a freelancer, so I can't really be replaced. On the flip side, nobody has to hire me.
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#38
I'm one of the highest paid people at the company, and when the beancounters questioned that late last year my boss told them that he would be happy to fire me if they could find him 3 people to take over my job(s) at a lesser price.

I'm replaceable, as is everyone, but it won't be cheap.
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#39
The main thing to remember is that ultimately, everyone is replaceable, it's just a matter of how you'll be replaced. Realistically, no one is above a 5 or 6 unless they are literally the only person in a large area that can perform the function. Like, how Dr. Pavel was the only one who could have built and disarmed that bomb. He was irreplaceable.

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#40
Probably a 7 to have a comparable level of knowledge. Needs a decent education in electrical engineering. Needs about 3-4 months of specialised training. Needs halfway decent leadership skills.
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