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December 21, 2007


Scott McArthur

This is a good (well bad really) example of what can happen when HR isn't operating as it should. I can only imagine how the HRD feels. The thing that these organisations often forget is that this sort of mess will come back on them in the future. Xemployees are also Xcustomers!

Wally Bock

This is more than just HR not doing its job. In fact the reason that the HR part isn't handled well is that top management doesn't see employees as people and therefore doesn't imagine that firing disrupts any human lives. Alas, that attitude is not unique to CompUSA. Sometimes people are seen as interchangeable parts. Sometimes they're problems to be solved.


I worked in one of the first 15 stores that closed just over a year ago. We had not received any such letters or anything in writing for that matter. They kept telling us that we would see the guidelines closer to closing, but we recieved NOTHING. We were given severance packages based on time with the company and f/t or p/t so long as you stayed until the closing day and a few others stayed after closing to pack up. I had at one time left and returned to the same store - so they did not count my original time. I have no idea what was given to the additional stores that closed after us.

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