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LONDON — Britain's military has apologized for using e-mails to tell dozens of long-serving soldiers that they were being laid-off.
The army says an "administrative error" meant the soldiers were not told in person that their contracts would be ended.
British media reported that the soldiers were 38 warrant officers with more than 20 years' service each. The Sun newspaper reported that the group put in a total of 836 years' service and includes a member of the Royal Tank Regiment who is currently serving in Afghanistan.
"It was out of the blue. We're disgusted," another soldier, a veteran of five tours of duty in war zones, told the newspaper.
"Essentially 38 of us are 'sacked' having spent our lives in the military. It's not good — five tours of duty and sacked by e-mail," The Sun quoted the unidentified officer as saying.
"This is no way to treat men and women who have served their country fearlessly for so many years," he told the BBC. "Sacking anyone by e-mail is wrong, sacking our armed forces in this way is absolutely unforgivable."
Originally posted by audio assasin
good shows you how evil and uncareing tptb are lolololololol
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
I don't buy the administrative error answer... A year or so back companies in London were terminating people via text messages.