Rude awakening | Midnight text tells staff they're fired - a new low for mismanaged lay-offs?

Midnight text tells staff they're fired - a new low for mismanaged lay-offs?

Thousands of workers woke up to a text from their company informing them they’d been laid off with immediate effect.

The New York Post reports that United Furniture Industries, a firm based in Mississippi, US, sent messages to around 2,700 employees – its entire workforce - shortly before midnight last week, explaining their employment had been terminated and they would not be no allowed to return to work. Workers were later given instructions of how and when to collect any personal belongings that they had left at the premises.

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