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    Angry RadioShack Lays Off Employees Via E-Mail

    That's Cold!!!

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    POSTED: 12:06 pm CDT August 30, 2006
    UPDATED: 12:10 pm CDT August 30, 2006

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- RadioShack Corp. followed through on its announced plans to cut about 400 jobs, but the electronics retailer has been forced on the defensive about its method of notifying laid-off employees by e-mail.

    Employees at the Fort Worth headquarters received an e-mail Tuesday morning telling them they were being dismissed immediately.

    "The work force reduction notification is currently in progress," the notice stated. "Unfortunately your position is one that has been eliminated."

    Company officials had told employees in a series of meetings that layoff notices would be delivered electronically, spokeswoman Kay Jackson said. She said employees were invited to ask questions before Tuesday's notification on a company intranet site.

    Management experts expressed surprise at RadioShack's use of electronic notification instead of face-to-face meetings with supervisors.

    Derrick D'Souza, a management professor at the University of North Texas, said he had never heard of such a large number of terminated employees being notified electronically. He said it could be seen as dehumanizing to employees.

    "If I put myself in their shoes, I'd say, 'Didn't they have a few minutes to tell me?"' D'Souza said.

    Laid-off workers got one to three weeks pay for each year of service, up to 16 weeks for hourly employees and 36 weeks for those with base bay of at least $90,000, the company said.

    The company announced Aug. 10 that it would cut 400 to 450 jobs, mostly at headquarters, to cut expenses and "improve its long-term competitive position in the marketplace."

    RadioShack has also closed nearly 500 stores, consolidated distribution centers and liquidated slow-moving merchandise in an effort to shake out of a sales slump. Sales of cellular phones, a key item for RadioShack, have been disappointing.

    Last month, the company hired a former Kmart executive, Julian Day, as chief executive, replacing an interim leader who stepped in when the previous CEO quit after admitting lying on his resume.

    One of Day's first actions was to cancel conference calls with analysts to review RadioShack's financial results, an unusual step for public companies.

    Shares of RadioShack rose 10 cents, to $18.02 in trading Wednesday morning on the New York Stock Exchange.

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    What a bunch of assholes.
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    that should be an arrestable moment!
    that just sucks
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    THAT WOULD BLOW!!!!!

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    Actual email sent to RadioShack Employees
    http://www.careerbuilder.com/monk-e-mail/?mid=13229525

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    u got mail..................YOUR FIRED!!!!
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    And some companies wonder why they have workplace violence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesta311
    And some companies wonder why they have workplace violence.

    "I have no idea why that man we fired by E-mail came into the office the next day with an assault rifle, 3000 rounds of ammo, killed 50 people and planted one in his own head afterwards"

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    You said it - What dumbasses!

    They placed all the other employees at risk by doing that - And if I were one of those employees I'd be thinking about suing them for reckless endangerment. I don't think that's an actionable civil or criminal offense unless someone is actually hurt, but it should be.
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