Nightmare Layoff

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The Singapore way!

A fire alarm rang at 4PM when almost all shift employees are in office (approx 5000). As usual entire office was evacuated within 3 mins & every employee gathered outside office. 10 mins passed ………. 5 more mins passed………. 5 more mins passed.

Then a Security Officer stated an announcement ‘Dear Employees – With melting heart I am making this announcement that for many of you it will be a last evacuation drill. Due to the recession we are laying off almost 50% of employees. While moving in if your ID card does not work, then you are among those laid off & all your belongings will be couriered to you tomorrow.

We have followed this approach as we didn’t want to fill email box with layoff mails and good bye mails in thousands & also to avoid any fight inside office.

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Hope you have a nice career ahead. Please move in & try your luck’

  • Mikee

    And the problem with this is what, exactly?

    The employer moved any potential threats to property and safety outside the building. The employer may have had reason to believe problems would occur if 2500 people, newly laid off, were inside the building when they got their news.

    Heck, I worked at a job where just about every tool and toolbox in the manufacturing floor was stored in employee car trunks as news of a layoff approached. In case the employee was going to be fired a final gift from the company was already locked in their car!

  • Julio Finetti

    Actually, this is an hoax. See link below :
    http://www.snopes.com/business/consumer/firedrill.asp

    Julio

  • I believed you will do MORE HARM tricking people. Giving advance notice is the way to go – which is why they created the “WARN Act”. For mass layoff, it requires the employer to give advance notice to employees.