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Mr. Kim: "You are fired. Oh. "
You've Got Mail!

It's bad enough getting fired from a job, but to get your pink slip in an email? That seems to be business as usual at RadioShack these days. The Boston Globe is reporting that 400 RadioShack employees were fired via email on Tuesday morning. The message was short and to the point:

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

Employees were forewarned that layoffs would be coming and that they would be handed out electronically. Affected persons were given 30 minutes to pack up, make phone calls and say goodbye to co-workers before meeting with senior managers. From BusinessWeek:

Derrick D'Souza, a management professor at the University of North Texas, said he had never heard of such a large number of terminated employees being notified electronically. He said it could be seen as dehumanizing to employees. Laid-off workers got one to three weeks pay for each year of service, up to 16 weeks for hourly employees and 36 weeks for those with base bay of at least $90,000, the company said.

Hopefully, this isn't a sign of things to come in the business world. RadioShack had announced in February that it planned to close between 400 to 700 stores. Since then, the company has closed nearly 500 stores already.

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By Lazarus Dark on 8/31/2006 12:21:45 PM , Rating: 2
Besides the fact that I never check my email unless I'm expecting one, if I did get this email, I would go Ballistic. They're just asking for someone to come back with an assault rifle. Dehumanizing? You think?! Just reading about this happening to strangers pisses me off. No, if this was ever tried on me, it would not be pretty.

dear loyal, hardworking employee of ten years:
u r not needed. plz leev now. c ya.

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By Anh Huynh on 8/31/2006 12:40:14 PM , Rating: 2
Its more like "You're fired kkthx."

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By umerok on 8/31/2006 1:47:04 PM , Rating: 2

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By Anh Huynh on 8/31/2006 2:07:48 PM , Rating: 2
/kick #radioshack (Employee name)

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By EODetroit on 8/31/2006 2:14:24 PM , Rating: 3
I'm waiting for the next e-mail worm... The "You're Fired" virus. A high powered CEO's computer gets infected, company stock tanks when all employees stop showing up to work.

Or... the You're Fired phisher emails. Click here and enter your bank account infos to collect your last paycheck. Radio Shack will have to come out with a statement saying that they will never fire people from anything but the official Radio Shack email address.

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By kattanna on 8/31/2006 2:33:16 PM , Rating: 2
or for some dork to accidently send a real "your fired" email to everyone..

or include in the TO: field the complete list so everyone can see everyone else who got fired...

im waiting for those to happen

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