Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sacked by e-mail

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Hundreds of RadioShack workers learned they had mail -- but no jobs.

The electronics giant is getting some flack for sending pink slips by e-mail.

Workers at the company's headquarters in Fort Worth found they were unemployed on Tuesday with the click of a mouse.
The layoffs took effect immediately, with RadioShack cutting some 400 jobs.

A spokeswoman defended the e-mails, saying workers had been told during meetings that that's how it would be done.

But a management professor at the University of North Texas said the electronic notification could be seen as dehumanizing to employees

2 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

ohhhh man..is that crappy or what..bastids.

dom said...

I know, what a despicable thing to do.