The news stories are flowing about layoffs, downsizing and closing in this brutal economy.  One such story from shares stories from readers regarding extreme situations for being let go.  This one was amusing:

After a traditional face to face layoff session, my company tried a new kinder gentler approach. They called a big meeting and announced that every employee had e-mail back on their computer that would tell them if they still had a job. I didn’t!

I’ve been let go during layoffs before and there isn’t any easy way to do it.  However, it seems to me that if your communication strategy is to use some form of electronic notification (like Radio Shack from a few years ago), you are probably taking a bad approach to it.  Just a thought.

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