Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Recieved this email today

It was actually sent out by the CFO of this company...
I am not posting the name b/c I don't want the guy to get in trouble...

but ha ha ha....

Fellow Business Executives:

As the CFO of this business that employees 140 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama is our next President, and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, I figure that the Clients will have to see an increase in our fees to them of about 8% but since we cannot increase our fees right now due to the dismal state of our economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead. This has really been eating at me for a while, as we believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who will have to go. So, this is what I did. I strolled thru our parking lot and found 8 Obama bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. These folks wanted change; I gave it to them. If you have a better idea, let me know.

Sincerely, Aaron *******


e.Craig Crawford said...

Wow! Sounds fair to me.

If that email was sent by the CEO of YOUR company .. to you, as one of the employees, I'd say it sounds credible.

Otherwise .. it is likely one of the myriad emails that gets forwarded and passed around the worldwide web .. simply the result of someone's imagination and sense of humor.

We all get those "poetic justice" types of emails now and then .. and I'm betting, if its a farce, I'll be receiving my copy of it soon.

Nevertheless, it's a humorous story. Not the fact that people may have been laid off .. but the method the CEO used to decide who should be let go.

Ellie said...

nope.. it's real. a real ceo and a real company. I didn't list the name of him or the company.

It was an internal joke he sent out to his company...

I recieved it from a relative.

funny though