Is It Possible...

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...that the higher-ups at Bear Stearns are smarter (and the employees dumber) than we thought, and the James Cayne all-employee memo re: smoking weed was just an elaborate plan to get people to break IT rules so Bear could fire them without coughing up the money for severance? From the text line:

Bear Stearns fired several people last week for forwarding Jimmy Cayne's memo outside the firm. The email system normally blocks messages that say internal use only in the text. These 2 dozen or so idiots thought they could just erase those words and it would go through without getting caught. This lets Bear cut more people but this time without paying severance.

Earlier: P.S. Who's Got Fritos?

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