Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I don't know if the following actually occurred or it's just an employer blowing off some political steam (the April Fool's Day date is a hint), but it's going to give me a new hypo for my employment law class. The employer is Dillinger & Kovach, an advertising and marketing firm that seems to specialize in work for staffing agencies. In one of the firm's blog postings, "The Boss" describes the need to make layoffs and how people will be chosen. I'll quote the entire piece:
To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%.
But since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead.
This has really been bothering me, since I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who would have to go.
So, this is what I did. I walked through our parking lot and found six 'Obama' bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go.
I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They voted for change, I gave it to them.
I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic.
Hat Tip: Eric Fink