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Posted 04-04-2011Reply

Hi All,





Six staff of childcare chain Cherie Hearts were recently laid off via SMS. According to Today newspaper, two earlier text messages first gave the workers a different impression.



An SMS on March 6 read: “... due to furniture delay, please be informed to report for work on March 9”.



The next, on March 8, said: "The office is not quite ready and we don't have sufficient furniture for all ... take the next week off – you will be fully paid.”



Finally, on March 11: “You need not report to our office ... Decision is final”.



Australian firm G8 Education, which bought the award-winning Cherie Hearts’ childcare business, decided to axe the employees via SMS as “a text message was the quickest notification method”. A spokesperson said the earlier SMSes were sent when discussions on their employment were still underway.





Cheers!!!

 
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