The Fairest Layoff Letter Ever!

Posted October 3, 2015

The Guelph File

This letter was sent this week by a major employer here in Calgary.

Dear Employees:

As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Rachel Notley is 
our Alberta Premier and that our taxes and government fees will 
increase in a BIG way.

To compensate for these increases, our prices 
would have to increase by about 10%. But, since we cannot 
increase our prices right now, due to the dismal state of the economy, 
we will have to lay off 60 of our employees, instead.

This really has been bothering me, since I believe that we are family here, and I 
didn’t know how to choose who would have to go.

So, this is what I 
did. I walked through our parking lot and found 60 ‘NDP’ bumper 
stickers on our employee’s cars and have decided that these folks will 
be the ones to let go. I can’t think of a more fair way to approach 
this problem. They voted for change, so I gave it to them.

I’ll see the rest of you at the annual company picnic!



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