Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Thats Worse Than...

A breakup email, but not by much:

RadioShack Corp. notified about 400 workers by e-mail that they were being dismissed immediately as part of planned job cuts.

Employees at the Fort Worth headquarters got messages Tuesday morning saying: "The work force reduction notification is currently in progress. Unfortunately, your position is one that has been eliminated."

I'm sort of left wondering if this is a hoax. If not, mark it the worst management decision of the year. Er...decade?


3agsmom said...

If it is not a hoax it is definitely a terrible management and PR decision. However, I am old enough to remember other layoffs where the employees found their "pink slip" placed on their desks, slipped into their in-box or inserted into their regular pay check envelope. Any time you layoff someone without the benefit of a face-to-face encounter it is a poor decision, a lack of respect for fellow human beings and a cowardly act.