You've got mail;You're fired

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Shaun_C, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2003
    Posts:
    7,121
    Trophy Points:
    251
    Likes:
    +0
    Link

    I just heard this on the news tonight

    DAMN that's one of the most coldhearted things I've ever heard.

    Way to go Radio Shack,make those people feel LESS then human:mad 

    It doesn't matter if the employees knew it was coming.Actions speak louder then words in this case.Like the article said this makes you wonder if this is how they treat employees.

    And these actions are just flat out heartless

    It's the equivalent of dumping your gf over a voice mail message or a post it message on her fridge.
     
  2. Lord Of Tetris

    Lord Of Tetris Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    3,404
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +6
    "It's the equivalent of dumping your gf over a voice mail message or a post it message on her fridge."

    Sounds like good ideas to me...
     
  3. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Posts:
    20,799
    News Credits:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +21
    I have a harsh firing story of my own.

    when kroger fired their entire night crew so they wouldnt have to give us mandatory raises, they did so with a police officer present to escort us out of the building one by one afterwards.

    still makes no sense to me...
     
  4. Cy-Kill

    Cy-Kill Slackers unite...tomorrow

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2002
    Posts:
    979
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +0
    Being that I major in Human Resources, that's some pretty cold shit right there. By the sounds of it, the company isn't even committed in providing services to help their ex-employees to find new oppurtunities or too improve their marketability, which is becoming very commonplace among workplaces nowadays (I forget the exact term, it's been a long summer).

    The article is correct when it says much can be learned about a company from its actions. I'm not too clear on what made this method of letting employees go seem like a reasonable idea, as it's only going to create a fiasco. I mean really, who wants to shop at a place that treats its employees (either corporate or brick-and-mortar) like complete wastes of skin? Not me.
     
  5. My03Tundra

    My03Tundra LOVES TO EDIT POSTS!!

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Posts:
    3,583
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Gee, what's to stop you from going back to that store AFTER the police are gone?

    I guess my dollars both physically and electronically will go to their rivals or similar stores and NOT Radio Shack.
     
  6. Master Megatron

    Master Megatron Action Bastard

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Posts:
    1,261
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    "You're fired. Please forward this email to 10 other employees."
     
  7. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Posts:
    14,885
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Likes:
    +37
    Yeah I heard about this the other day. Kind of a cowardly way to fire people. But you can keep coming in and say you didn't get the email..
     
  8. JD

    JD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2004
    Posts:
    844
    Trophy Points:
    146
    Likes:
    +0
    "Jimmy, what the hell are you doing here?! Didn't you get my email?"
    "Darn it, I knew I should've checked my gmail account"
     
  9. Foster

    Foster Super Mod

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Posts:
    32,061
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +11
    That's hilarious.
     
  10. atlianz

    atlianz TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    4,666
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Likes:
    +0
    It's not coldhearted.. it's just a chicken shit way to fire someone. I mean come on ... at least have the bizalls to tell it to my face!!
     
  11. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    23,677
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    422
    Location:
    Beneath the Loft, London, UK
    Likes:
    +1,589
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    I got an email, as did 18 other people (if a layoff in the UK is 20 people or more we're entitled to legal representation at the companies expense) to go to a meeting.

    Then they told us we were all redundant, through some bullshit points scheme. What a crock of shit. Thing is, the Human resources woman always used to doctor her timesheets, until after the redundancies someone (who was righteously pissed that several good people (and shitty ones TBH) were made redundant)actually complained about her.

    The atmosphere in the company changed after we went... then a year later the whole company went down.
     
  12. Foster

    Foster Super Mod

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Posts:
    32,061
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +11
    I wonder if anybody hit the "Reply to All" button? I would've considered it.
     
  13. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2002
    Posts:
    11,563
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Likes:
    +22
    ... or a note spelled out with the magnetic letters on the front of the fridge.
     
  14. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    17,201
    Trophy Points:
    271
    Likes:
    +0
    I haven't shopped at radio shack in almost 10 years.
     

Share This Page