Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Fired By Text Message

Fired By The Associated Press; hat tip to Michael Fischl:

Katy Tanner, a 21-year-old employee of an alternative fashion store in Wales, was fired by text message.  Ms. Tanner, who took a sick day last week, turned on her cellphone the next day to discover she had been fired.  “We’ve reviewed your sales figures and they’re not really up to the level we need,” the store’s manager, Alex Barlett, wrote in the message.  “As a result, we will not require your services anymore.  Thank you for your time with us.”  The company defended the termination-by-text message as being “part of the youth culture.’’  Ms. Tanner said, “I don’t think you can count it as official by text.”


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