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Where do We Draw the Line for E-mail?

by | Sep 4, 2006 | Observations

A few weeks ago I wrote about Katy Tanner in London and how she was dismissed from her job via text message. It seems like bad taste has hopped the pond and is in our own backyard. 

RadioShack, based in Fort Worth, recently decided to let almost 400 employees know they were dismissed, as part of planned job cuts, by e-mail.

Where is the personal touch? What has happened to the proverbial pink slip on your desk?

The spokeswoman for RadioShack, Kay Johnson, said the employees were told prior to the dismissals that they would be carried out electronically. She went on to say, “It was important to notify people as quickly as possible.”

Click here to see the original story from abc13.com.

Are we so concerned with speed and efficiency that we lose sight of how important it is to communicate on a personal level? 

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