looking for a sys admin

Stuart Jansen sjansen at buscaluz.org
Fri Dec 11 14:07:30 MST 2009

On Fri, 2009-12-11 at 13:38 -0700, Merrill Oveson wrote:
> But just once I'd like to hear of a situation similar to the following:
> "We're so sorry, but we need to let you go.  We understand that this will
> put you in a real bind."
> "To help we're going to give you two weeks severance."
> "We'll do everything we can to see that you get unemployment, and that your
> eligible for COBRA etc."
> "We'll also do everything we can to see that you get another job as soon as
> possible, please feel free to use us as a recommendation."
> "Again, we're really sorry."

Few people talk about lays off being handled decently because even when
it's handled well, it's still a very difficult experience. That said, I
know of a small local company that did essentially what you described.

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