Radio Shack fires employees via email

August 31, 2006 at 9:53 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

ShackIn 2001 I was laid off from a dot com.  Employees were brought into the conference room in small groups to meet with the founder, CEO and VP.  They actually cried as they let us go.  You can only imagine their surprise when we cheered at the news because a) we would get some severance pay and b) we weren’t left behind to do the work of those who were laid off.

Yesterday 400 Radio Shack employees received different treatment.  They opened their email and read:

“The work force reduction notification is currently in progress. Unfortunately your position is one that has been eliminated.”

And then they were fired.  Thirty minutes to clean out their desks and get their mug from the kitchen.  Then goodbye.  Now I was pretty happy to leave dot com but nonetheless appreciated that the bosses made the effort to look us in the eye while laying us off.  Any employee deserves that as a minimum. 

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