RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette

Subject: RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette
From: "Domaschuk, Rob" <Robd -at- datalogics -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 15:25:01 -0500

Glenn wrote:

> For the first time ever when I hired on here, they made
> me sign a form that should have been at 18 pts, bolded,
> and all-caps. It stated (paraphrased): "just as you can up
> and quit for no good reason on a moment's notice, we can
> fire your butt for any and no good reason on a moment's notice."

Ha, that's great. When this company laid me off, there was a clause in my
severance agreement that said I could not re-apply with the company for any
open position. Some over-paid, not-in-touch legal eagle sure made his $500
for that hour in coming up with that. They seemed to make a big point about
the fact I could never re-apply. When I started laughing and promised them
it wouldn't be an issue, they got upset.

In their defense, though, they shipped my belongings home (that I packed)
via UPS so that I wouldn't have to carry them on the train. Ever see someone
on the train/bus with a box full of belongings and a dejeced look? They
provided us with an outplacement service as well.

Rob Domaschuk | 312.853.8337 - t
Technical Writer | 630.430.4162 - m
Datalogics inc. | 719.623.7431 - f

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