Originally posted on LinkedIn

Recently Twitter made an announcement it would need to cut up to 8% of staff (reportedly).

In response to Twitters CEO Jack Dorsey’s recent “less corporate jargon” memo to employees I came up with my own one… for  a bit of humour.

Here’s another post from someone regarding the memo.

Jack Dorsey’s jargon-free firing memo, edited to remove the jargon

How about a different approach?

Dear staff,

We don’t need to fire you because we have decided that to make this company work you all need to treat it as if it was your own company.

That means if you  still believe in what we do stick with us  because it’s probably going to be fine in the long run.

Every business has it’s ups and downs and we reckon with your continued support we will come out the other side stronger.

If you don’t believe in what we do and the impact we can have working together then I am not going to hold you back from leaving. There are plenty  of other awesome companies out there like Google, Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn and Microsoft who are always looking for passionate people.

In fact there are probably a fair number of you who have already been looking elsewhere. I don’t want you to ever feel like you have to stay for the wrong reasons. On the other side of the coin there are probably many people who would want to work for us.

So whether you are thinking “Should I stay or should I go?” I just want to say thanks for the amazing things you do everyday and wish you all the success over the coming year.

Happy job hunting or not.


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