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Companies House accidentally "terminated" reseller Probrand's co-founder and long-standing director Chris Griesbach in a paperwork bungle. A filing appeared on the official business register's website announcing "appointment terminated, Chris Greisbach". In fact it was Andrew Lawton Smith - fellow Probrand director and group …


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What if he doesn't want to come back?

"Sorry, I was fired, I don't work here anymore! Now about my severance and termination bonuses?"

"But you want me to stay, you say? Well... You can rehire me on a new contract, unless I get a better offer elsewhere."

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But did the airlock close properly on his arse?

"We will try to bring him back!"

"Uh.... commander?"

Also, who is this "El Chan" and is she kawaii?

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They came for him

while he slept.... he protested they had the wrong man, but they had the right man and the paperwork to prove it

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Musical chairs...

Dark forces are at play...


The position on Companies House does not affect an employment contract.

Why the hell aren't ProBrand filing the termination online?

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