The economy keeps getting worse. According to CNN.com, companies like Texas Instruments and Home Depot laid off a combined 10,400 employees citing "weak demand and a slowing economy."
Other companies, however, are being more forthright about their failures. We've received these refreshing news briefs from company spokesmen.
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: Sprint Nextel Corp.
Frank S. Billium, Sales Rep.
1596 Winfield Lane, Dayton, OH.
Why? Called out sick on October 30, 2008. Led to massive decrease in consumer demand.
Mary Goland, Vice President, Research & Development.
12 martinsville Dr. New York, NY.
Why? Sent mass emails to company about upcoming charity bake sales which distracted employees and lowered productivity.
Chuck Higham, office manager.
76 Highland Ave.
Why? Consistently "doubled up" on coffee cups. Led to massive budget overruns.
: Dutch Financial Group, ING
Margaret Smith, Temp.
968 Market Ave, apt # 57.
Why? Had a bad attitude. Consequently, company lost its heart.