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Considering the amount of work he got done, this will have some big ripples - not in terms of programming (he's not part of that), but it's a constant day-to-day. One of those support people so the rest of us can get something done. If they were hunting for dead wood, I could have shown them plenty.
The question is even the "them" party. I doubt HR had any more to do with it than carrying out. The selection came from elsewhere. Also - the place where I work rarely, indeed, every lets an employee go - they will re-purpose them. He'd already worn a number of hats, IT only the latest. He was a competent employee and got along with people, including, so far as I knew, the upper management.
So - mayhaps he ruffled someones feathers he shouldn't have, but it's quite out of character. Analysis, particularly with all of the background I know (that you couldn't) is that he's either a sacrificial lamb to justify a followup step(s), a scapegoat, or perhaps replacing all of IT with outside vendor services. The last of these would be, if they simply go by their own corporate experience, a blunder of epic proportion.
Dyslexia or myopia.
Maybe even some astigmatism thrown in for good measure.
Take your pick
(You should post this at a regular time every day, and preferably twice daily 12 hours apart, for those who sleep at the correct time. And in all seriousness this is probably the only 'of the day' I read)
Counting in hungarian is easy, if you know a billion [milliárd] that's it. You know as many hungarian words as you can count to.
egy one millió million két two [short form of kettő] száz hundred harminc thirty [10, 20 & 30 have special numbers] négy four ezer thousand öt five száz [hundred] hat six van [-tens 40-90 are the number followed by van \ ven] hét seven
Add in nyolc, kilenc, tíz and húsz and now you can count hungarians! [results may vary, always read the label]