It started the layoff process normally enough by holding a companywide conference call to relay the bad news. The odd part came in the email memo that followed the call. The memo was copied to each person whose job was eliminated and the names of those folks were visible to everyone else receiving the email. So much for discretion.
The carrier told the Associated Press that the 216 jobs cut would leave the company with 162 employees. It did not immediately return a call from Headcount concerning its email etiquette.
Oh well, to heck with manners. It's time to review some of the past week's most interesting hirings, firings, and other workplace news -- and we hope you'll read this with your pinkies gracefully extended:
Ipswich is also the location of another plant shutdown from earlier this year. The Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) facilities there were shuttered at the beginning of this year and The East of England Development Agency and BTexact Technologies, which owns the site the plant occupies, are still in the process of cooking up a business plan to bring it back in some form. [Ed. note: What form? Liquid?]
Here's a summary of other industry appointments (and disappointments) from the past several days:
- Metro-Optix Pulls the Plug
- Cisco's VP of Storage Sales Quits
- Mosaid Announces Q4
- OpVista Adds Advisor
- Avici Gets New Director
- Richard Li Steps Down at PCCW
- Broadcom Adds Ex-Chips Analyst in IR
- NEC Solutions America Gets CEO
- Caspian Enters Europe
— Phil Harvey and Marguerite Reardon, Senior Editors, Light Reading