Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Last Evacuation Drill

A fire alarm rang at 4 PM when almost all shift employees were in office (approx 5000). As usual entire office was evacuated within 3 mins & every employee gathered outside the office.

10 minutes passed...5 more minutes passed.

Security Officer started the Announcement:

"Dear Employees - With melting heart I am making this announcement that for many of you it will be a last evacuation drill. Due to the recession we are laying off almost 50% of employees. While moving in if your ID card does not work, then you are among those laid off & all your belongings will be couriered to you tomorrow.

We followed this approach as we didn't want to fill email box size with layoff mails and good bye mails in thousands & also to avoid any fight inside office.

Hope you have a nice career ahead. Please move in & try your luck!!!"