Dear Photon Group,
I understand that you’re in a bit of financial strife. Really, I do. You guys have been partying like it’s 1999 for years now. You’ve got to make cuts, and I get that. But would it KILL YOU to tell your employees BEFORE a 3-day weekend that you’re shutting their whole company down? Because otherwise they might go off and do silly things like buy several thousand dollars’ worth of kitchen appliances. And then they come to work on a Tuesday and you tell everybody that they’re fired and that really, really sucks.
No, the Snook isn’t actually fired. He’s one of the lucky few who gets to hang around for a few weeks and turn off the lights. They’ve said they’re going to try to find him another position in another Photon company. We’ll see. We’re not worried, but yeah, I might have hesitated on the goddamn oven if I’d known.
Edited to add: A little bit of further clarification. I’ve since been told that there were extenuating circumstances that prevented the news from happening last week, not the least of which was an attempt at a last-minute bail-out. I can appreciate that. Regardless of how Mumbrella have spun my post, I didn’t really mean to complain about FH management who were doing their best. I was (and am) just worried for my partner and dismayed at the timing of the announcement.