“In particular, that employees who had given their careers to the company were told of their termination via a pre-recorded call — “robo-RIF’d” in the words of one employee — is both despicable and cowardly.”
Wow that sure is some corporate bullshit. I have never heard of this practice. Is this common?
Oracle is the most corporate of corporate environments.
I worked for an eCommerce company that was acquired by Oracle quite a number of years ago at this point, and one of my former co-workers posted her story to our alumni mailing list.
To start with, they came around and removed all the knives and other sharps from the kitchen.
After a while, she’d finally had enough, and when she told her boss she was going to leave, she was told to run the self termination application and see herself out.
All I could think of was the suicide booths from Futorama :)
This is a moving piece of eulogy I had to upvote.
@bcantrill is good at rhetoric. Compare this post to classical Greek oratory, and then reflect on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PaWFYm0kEw
s/s g/s sometimes g/
One wonders how many years, if not 21, might have to pass before a misjudged reference to Saturday Night Live (~4:30) might be allowed to slide quietly by!
Holy crap, I did not know that!
“It was just banter, I’m sorry if anyone got offended” years later