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It Just Gives Me That Warm and Fuzzy Feeling Inside

RadioShack shows their human side.

Radio- Shack 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."


"It was important to notify people as quickly as possible," she said. "They had 30 minutes to collect their thoughts, make phone calls and say goodbye to employees before they went to meet with senior leaders."

Employees met with supervisors and human resources personnel before leaving. At coffee bar areas on each floor, the company provided boxes and plastic bags for employees to pack their personal belongings.

No fuss, no muss. Just a nice, cold, impersonal email to each employee letting them know they've been made redundant and they have 30 minutes to gather their belongings. I think it was especially nice of RadioShack to provide boxes and plastic bags to the sacked employees to facilitate their getting the hell out of the building before security comes to escort them out.

Well, at least the economy is improving.

By min | August 31, 2006, 3:00 PM | Ummm... Other?



I think that Radio Shack was being nice. If it were up to me, each employee would be treated to a quick video clip of Vince McMan screaming "YOU"RE FIIIIRRED!!!" before being ejected from the building via either catapult or trebuchet. I would leave the choice between catapult and trebuchet up to the employee. I'm not heartless, you know.

How come noone's done a joke relating this to their policy of asking for your address on every purchase?

I don't see why they need your address when the tracking devices in their products already tell them where you live.

i love that word. trebuchet.