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Microsoft wants money back from laid off workers
« on: February 23, 2009, 05:03:15 PM »
An accounting error by Microsoft has reportedly led the world’s largest software maker to notify some laid off employees last week that they would need to give back part of their severance pay. The company laid off 1,400 workers last month, the first of 5,000 jobs Microsoft has said it plans to cut over the next 18 months. The error is believed to have overpaid some former employees and underpaid others. Those that were overpaid were sent letters requesting them to refund the company by sending a check or money order.

“An inadvertent administrative error occurred that resulted in an overpayment in severance pay by Microsoft,” a letter obtained by the technology blog TechCrunch reads. “We ask that you repay the overpayment and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience to you.” A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that the letter was authentic. The company has not disclosed how many former employees were affected or the total amount that was overpaid, calling the incident “a private matter between the company and the affected people.”



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Re: Microsoft wants money back from laid off workers
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 05:07:19 PM »
either it was microsoft's software fucking up as usual, or someone working there knew the layoffs were coming and set that shit up to pay certain people more.

in any case it's safe to say they ain't seeing that money back

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Re: Microsoft wants money back from laid off workers
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009, 05:09:55 PM »
I know I wouldn't give that money back. I'd be like, fuck you, take it from Bill Gates.
 

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Re: Microsoft wants money back from laid off workers
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009, 05:32:52 PM »
yeah fuck that. theyre out of a job now and believe me it aint easy to find work right now. they need that money, bill gates is gonna be just fine. they got their fuckin nerve even askin them to give it back! I'd be like are you fuckin crazy? That money is already spent asshole.
 

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Re: Microsoft wants money back from laid off workers
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009, 06:00:00 PM »
SHEEEYEET!  Ida said,'FUCK THAT EH!' 
 

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Re: Microsoft wants money back from laid off workers
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009, 07:13:11 PM »
I know I wouldn't give that money back. I'd be like, fuck you, take it from Bill Gates.