Re: Layoff logistics and etiquette

Subject: Re: Layoff logistics and etiquette
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 11:03:18 -0500

Same sort of thing happened to a manager at a place I worked about two lifetimes ago. Came in one morning, and his card didn't work. Someone else coming in about the same time let him in. Didn't think anything about it, the security system was always doing weird crap. Then he couldn't log on to the network. Called the sysadmin, and that's how he found out he wasn't an employee anymore.

Of course, that company wrote the book on "heartless." We had an HR person, who was actually a nice guy, who was known as the Death Angel. Whenever he walked down the hall, no matter the reason, people cringed.

Jo Byrd

bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com wrote:

A few years ago, at a different job, there had already been some layoffs in the production areas, I came in on a Monday morning and heard several people in other cubicles complaining that they couldn't log on to the network. I turned to my cube mate and joked that maybe that was how they were being told they were laid off. You guessed it, I was right. From that day until the next year's layoff I was paranoid every time I mistyped my password in the morning.


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