To: RadioShack employees
Subject: Your former job
In August 2006, RadioShack fires 400 staffers via e-mail. Affected employees receive a message that reads, "The work force reduction notification is currently in progress. Unfortunately your position is one that has been eliminated."
Dumbest Moment, Outsourcing. After Bank of America announces plans to outsource 100 tech support jobs from the San Francisco Bay Area to India, the American workers are told that they must train their own replacements in order to receive their severance payments.
"Mom, Kelsey's hogging the stripper pole again!" From a product listing by $75 billion British retailer Tesco, plugging the $100 Peekaboo Pole Dancing Kit-which includes an 8.5-foot chrome pole, a "sexy dance ," and play money for stuffing into said garter-in the Toys & Games section of its website. After complaints from parent groups, Tesco decides to keep selling the item as a "fitness accessory" but agrees to remove the listing from the toy section.
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