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February 23, 2009

Microsoft: Laid-off can keep extra pay after all

According to 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.”

3 Comments »

  1. […] [2-23-2009 update:] Microsoft: Laid-off can keep extra pay after all […]

    Pingback by Today’s Hot Layoff Topics « LayoffBlog.com — February 23, 2009 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

  2. the next mass layoff should be at their financial department

    Comment by DF — February 23, 2009 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

  3. What is the sevarance package at these Microsoft Layoff?

    Comment by FD — February 25, 2009 @ 1:17 am | Reply


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