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Yeah ... About that severance package ... We're gonna need it back

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    So you work for Microsoft and you just got laid off. What could make life worse? How about the company asking for part of your severance package back because they say they overpaid you.
    That's gotta be like getting your toes smashed with a sledgehammer, then someone comes along and hits you in the nuts because you seem to be weathering it well.

  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I'm sorry, you're going to have to get it back from Candi's thong.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If it was a computer glitch, is that irony or what?
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Well this will be tied up in court for some time. There isn't a jury in America that will side with Microsoft on this, even if the company is in the right.

    And yeah, the fact it was a computer glitch is absolutely fucking hilarious.
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Your metaphor was the best part of that post. Very nice.
  6. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    If the separation agreement signed by both parties says that the former employee will get, for example, $10k and the former employee is paid $15k, then the employee doesn't have a leg to stand on. They may have a hard time collecting, but the former employee owes the money back.
  7. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    No way Microsoft (or any large company for that matter) would go to court to try to get this money back, even if as Webster notes, they are legally in the right. They just send these letters to the payees and gladly take back whatever money gets sent back in. They won't spend too much effort beyond that trying to get at the holdouts.

    If I'm one of these ex-employees, no effin' way am I returning a dime.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What if a teary-eyed Bill Gates shows up on your porch?
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I'd tell him to use a Mac next time.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member


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  12. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Microsoft now says they can keep the money.

    Excellent add, though, by the AP writer toward the end.

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