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SEATTLE (AP) - A few weeks after launching the first wide-scale layoffs in its history, Microsoft Corp. admits it screwed up a key part of the plan. First Microsoft realized that an administrative glitch caused it to pay more severance than intended to some laid-off employees. The company's response: It asked the ex-workers for the money back.
But when one of Microsoft's letters seeking repayment surfaced on the Web on Saturday, the situation turned embarrassing. On Monday, the company reversed course and said the laid-off workers could keep the extra payouts.
Originally posted by Torsion girl
Yeah Microsoft...but what of the HUGE mistake they made? It is all good and well that those people get to keep the $$, but the mistake itself represents the carelessness of corp America. When I write a check I make sure that 1)it can be cashed, and 2)it is for the right amount. This was totally irresponsible, and reflects the bigger problem.