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Here's what Luminous employees got on December 26.

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

January 4, 2006

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Ill Luminous

7:00 AM -- Here's what Luminous employees got on December 26.

Dear [Name Withheld],
Due to recent business conditions, Luminous has been left in the unfortunate position of having to eliminate your position. Consequently, we regret that your employment is terminated immediately.

Your final paycheck includes all wages earned through your final day of work and any unused Personal Time-Off, which you have accrued. Your coverage under Luminous'standard employee medical benefits plans will end December 31, 2005. Due to the termination of the company's benefit plans, there will be no option to elect COBRA under federal law. These plans include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, health/dependent care reimbursement accounts, and life/AD&D/disability.

Unfortunately, the current business climate requires that this workforce reduction be made without any right of recall. Employees affected by this reduction in force are entitled to no benefits other than those expressly described in this letter. Luminous regrets that its relationship with you must come to an end; however, we want to thank you for all your dedication. We are confident that you will attain success elsewhere, and we wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors.

Christopher Stark
President and CEO

Can you believe some parent called their kid "Name Withheld"?

— Phil Harvey, Heave-Ho-Ho-Ho Memos Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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