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The previous employer I mentioned in a couple posts yesterday seemed to save the termination of problem employees for sacrificial lambs in layoffs that were dictated from higher up the chain. It saves the company from any legal challenges that might have come of a termination with cause and saves the team from losing a valuable member when management comes around with an arbitrary number that does not take attrition into consideration.
From: aschiff -at- factset -dot- com [mailto:aschiff -at- factset -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: layoff stories
In response to the sentiment re: "cutting dead wood and calling it a
layoff" -- I can see both sides on this issue. On the one hand, it is
unfair to fire someone for performance reasons and call it a layoff. Not
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