Aug 31, 2006

congratulations! you've got the pink slip email.

Via Obscure Store, we learn that Radio Shack recently sent out firing notices via email.
Those who were not that lucky saw a message that read: "The workforce reduction notification is currently in progress. Unfortunately your position is one that has been eliminated."

Some of the terminated employees included vice presidents and rank-and-file workers. Hodges said that after the e-mails were delivered, he heard no gasps or cries.

"People had plenty of time to mentally prepare for what might happen," he said. "They handled it professionally."

USC business professor Warren Bennis said it didn't matter that employees had been forewarned: "I thought I had stopped being surprised at the callousness of corporate acts."
Callous, or just misreading and misapplying research?

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