Did you… see… the memo about this?

Life imitates art this week, with the announcement that RadioShack (the baby boomersToys R Us) has just fired 400 employees via Email.

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.”

In the old days the boss would take you out somewhere nice for lunch, so you wouldn’t make a scene and blub all over his Armani suit. Then they figured out they could save $40 + tip by giving you the hard word as you slinked off early on Friday afternoon, assuming (not always correctly) that your homicidal tendencies would dissipate come Monday. Failing that there was always the classic 80’s innovation of leaving a garbage bag on your desk and hoping you got the hint.

What’s next? Read about it on the boss’s blog?


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