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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Radio Shack embraces new media – fires 400 employees by email.

Hope one of them was the marketing director who greenlit the recent testimonial ads with 40-year olds playing teens. While this isn’t the first time a company fired someone via email, 400 all at once is pretty ballsy. I’m guessing a few of those ex-employees may come back at a later date to ‘update’ management on their job search. I’ll be looking out for that breaking news on CNN.
(Via Drudge on Breitbart.)

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HighJive said...

actually, it was pretty ballsy. most employers disconnect people's computer before firing them to avoid disgruntled types messing with the systems.

Irene Done said...

Just so wrong. And so tone-deaf on behalf of a very new management team. Or -- now that I think about it -- is this the new guys' way of setting a bold, new tone for the troops? Either way: still wrong.

Corey said...

You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers...You're Fired!

Anonymous said...

Actually the employees were not fired via email. They were simply invited to a meeting. At this meeting they discussed thier future with Radio Shack

Anonymous said...

I'm all for clarification, but the way it reads in the AP story looks pretty clear:

" 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."

Better let them know then.

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