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September 28, 1997updated 03 Sep 2016 6:52pm

DOWNSIZING? GET A PC TO DO YOUR FIRING

By CBR Staff Writer

A software company has launched a chilling new product aimed at companies that need downsizing. Now the office PC can do the firing, says the publicity, reported in the Times. The program aims to assist companies to go through the proper procedures to get rid of staff without facing the danger of a wrongful dismissal claim. And, as a bonus, there is even a special module for firing workers who get drunk. It raises fears for the programming team who completed the project. Hopefully, they didn’t celebrate handing over the completed program by going out and celebrating with a few beers. Otherwise, on their return, they might have discovered that their program had been used, as it was intended, by a ruthless employer for the first time…

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