Tuesday, May 8, 2007


Store bosses set off fire alarm then sack staff in car park

‘It is rarely a pleasant task and one that demands a caring and tactful approach.

So when bosses at a struggling department store were faced with the prospect of letting 140 staff go, it was a particularly heavy responsibility.

But rather than call each employee in one by one or sending an apologetic letter to each, they chose a different approach.

They set off the fire alarm, assembled the workforce in the car park and then read out a short statement informing them they no longer had a job to go to.’

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