Well hello, fellow bored receptionist
Let's see, we just had some entertainment here where I work that I'll share with you. One of the executives was "let go." This is the letter that was e-mailed out shortly after he called the front desk and said, "I'll be out for the rest of the day seeing appointments."
June 4, 2002
To:\tBirkman International, Inc.
It is with personal sadness that I announce that John Smith* will not remain part of our internal executive team. For the past fourteen months, John has been an unfailingly cheerful and hardworking colleague and we will miss him greatly on a daily basis, but hope that he will remain an active part of the BI certified consultant network.
Speaking for myself and the rest of the BI staff, we will always be deeply grateful for the significant contributions he has made to BI over this past year and wish him great success as he moves forward.
* names changed for security
All I have to say is, what a crock! You can't tell me that this guy was let go on good terms when a) typical business etiquet is to "fire" someone at the end of the week, not the beginning, and b) when you send out a notice that someone is leaving the company it's proper to do so in advance with the date of departure, not just after the person has made up a story that they are leaving for appointments. This company makes me so mad sometimes
I learned this in college and the company is just being plain tacky!