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____/ Sinister Midget on Monday 23 February 2009 14:32 : \____
> On 2009-02-23, Terry Porter <linux-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> Microsoft wants severance pay back from some fired staff
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>>> | Microsoft is trying to get severance money back from some employees it
>>> | laid off last month.
>>> | In letters written to an unspecified number of laid off Microsoft
>>> | workers, the company says that due to an administrative error the
>>> | company paid them too much severance.
>>> | "... An inadvertent administrative error occurred that resulted in an
>>> | overpayment in severance pay by Microsoft," the letter states. "We ask
>>> | that you repay the overpayment and sincerely apologize for any
>>> | inconvenience to you."
>> How to lose friends and influence people!
>> This is a major error on the part of MS, a PR blunder of cosmic proportions.
> Dear MICROS~1,
> Due to an administrative error, people who purchased machines in the
> last year or two have been charged twice for licenses when opting to
> have XP as a replacement for Vista. A further error caused those who
> never even booted any version of Windows in the last 10 years to be
> charged for the license they never used.
> This was clearly a clerical error, causing people to pay for things
> they didn't get, and others to pay for things they didn't use when
> they refused to agree to the enclosed license. We ask that you
> refund the overpayment and apologize for any inconvenience to you.
> If you choose to declare bankruptcy and to go completely out of
> business instead, we'll accept that as equal settlement.
> Defrauded Customers
I received an E-mail from a lobby of Microsoft investors some days ago. They
wanted to keep me in the loop, having received some press.
There will be an article in IDG soon where Ballmer and Gates are compared to
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | "I feed my 3 penguins with electricity and love"
http://Schestowitz.com | GNU is Not UNIX | PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
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