with the exception of the "hot" replacement, same thing happened to me. would have been funnier if the end ended like my last job. "we're eliminating your position, and you can stay until the end of the month if you want." (it was dec. 6). "But if you want to leave now, here's your paycheck." handed me my paycheck that I would have received the next day. Oh, yeah, I want to stay here! Sure! I should have and not done a crappin' thing for three weeks.