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Corporate Holiday Message (AKA Holiday Layoffs!)

So, this is not the first time it's happened, and I have no reason to believe it will be the last, but once again friends of mine have been hit by the traditional Christmas Layoffs at Wizards of the Coast.

I keep waiting to see if I can dance a happy dance at the news that any of the people on my long list of worthless fuckers has gotten the axe, but nooooo. Those who get it are all too rarely the assholes, the backstabbers, the petty and creatively bankrupt middle managers, the worthless suckups, the self-righteous cocks so throbbingly engorged with their own egos...it's the nice ones, the quietly dedicated ones, the ones who were truly thankful, pleased, or happy to have their jobs, the ones who think they've finally achieved their dreams, the ones who aren't personal friends of the bosses.

I suppose on the small upside, WotC does give severance, which is better than my friend who got laid off from Paizo last year with three pathetic days of severance. Sympathies to my friends and acquaintances laid off this time around.


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Anonymous Steve Miller Says:

You pretty much voiced my reaction to the list of those who were cut, as well as what I'm looking toward the future for. (There are three of the people I know of who were cut who deserved more loyalty from WotC/Hasbro than the brutal boot in the ass that they've been given.)

Anonymous Steve Miller Says:

(Oh... and if I was unclear... I'm looking forward to the day when I can do a happy dance when some of the "worthless fuckers" get the axe.)

Anonymous Dr John K Says:

I'm sure the layoffs weren't fairly applied, but karmic retribution is rarely so obvious.

Blogger Erik Says:

As soon as I heard the news, I said to myself "I wonder what Nicole is going to say about this." Your post did not disappoint.

It even included a swipe at my current employer. Bonus!

Blogger Nikchick Says:

Happy to oblige, Erik. Rest assured, if you're ever laid off with two days notice and three days severance, I'll craft a similar rant for you. :)

Blogger Erik Says:

I'll keep that in mind and will definitely put in a special request should that come to pass. Thanks for the generous offer! ;)

Anonymous Anonymous Says:

This news saddens me too as I am a close friend of one of the folks laid off. This person has been with the company for 10+ years and has been a faithful employee the whole time. I am sad that WOTC was sold to Hasbro in the first place and now Hasbro has decided to lay them off. And just 2.5 weeks before Christmas. Thanks Hasblow...


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