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Layoffs Watch '08: Everybody Squirm

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We haven't called on our brothers and sisters in management lately to get creative with the various ways in which employees are fired (a game of Assasin, something having to do with a lethal strain of syphilis that can't be treated, etc) but it's good to know they've been thinking outside of the box even without our gentle reminders. While it's probably a good idea to work under the assumption that you could get fired at any minute, no matter how secure you think your job is so it doesn't come as a surprise when you get canned, I appreciate the initiative of higher ups with the foresight to let people know cuts are a' comin'. Before the weekend, natch.

From: Ryan, Tim
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2008 12:38 PM
To: SIFMA - All Staff
Subject: Important Message From Tim Ryan
As we are all aware, recent events have resulted in an extremely challenging market environment and have presented us with some difficult decisions. As such, we will be implementing a reduction in force. Notifications of this reduction will be presented on Wednesday, October 29. Please modify your schedule accordingly to be present in the office on that day.
We appreciate everyone's continued cooperation and patience as we work through these difficult times.