I have a friend who was laid off from his I.T. job. A couple of days later, he got a call from the computer operator, because one of the systems my friend used to manage had died. (To be fair, I'm not sure if the operator was told that Friend had been laid off.) Friend said "The good news is, I'm going to help you - THIS time. The bad news is, if you call me again, my consultant rate starts at $100/hour." He didn't get any more calls.
Speaking of SS's in the workplace, my husband "Greg's" ex-boss might qualify. Greg, who works in I.T., was put on a team that required him to be on call 24x7. When he expressed unhappiness about being on call so much, his boss said "I know it's not great, but you'll get lots of really nice perks." "Like what?" "You'll be allowed to wear jeans to work if you got a late-night call." When Greg indicated that wearing jeans wasn't the awesome perk his boss thought it was, Boss huffed "Fine - you'll only need to be on call for six months, then someone will take over for you." Six months later, there was no relief in sight. Boss said "Oh yeah - we tried to get someone to take over the on call duties, but no-one wanted to do it." Gee, really? Even with that sweet jeans-wearing offer? Say it ain't so!
The kicker was when Greg quit his job - his boss was stunned, claiming that he had no idea my husband was unhappy. So, all those times that Greg said "Take me off this team, I hate being on call this much, I'm stressed out of my mind" didn't sink in, apparently.