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Layoff Policy

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Received: 19Nov2008

Some Of You Have To Go

As the Chief Financial Officer of this business employing 140 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama is our President, and that our taxes and government fees will continue to increase in a BIG way as Washington spends money like water. To compensate for these increases, I figure that the Clients will have to see a minimum increase in our fees to them of about 8% but since we cannot increase our fees right now due to the dismal state of our economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead.

Here Is How I Chose

This has really been eating at me for a while. I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who will have to go. So, this is what I did. I strolled thru our parking lot and found 8 Obama bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. These folks wanted change; unfortunately for them, they got it.

If you have a better idea, let me know.