That’s right, kids. If you work hard and become successful, that will make you a liability at some companies, and get you fired.
Circuit City said yesterday that it had fired 3,400 of its highest-paid sales staff and will replace them with lower-paid workers, a risky strategy to cut costs that goes beyond the layoffs, buyouts and hiring freezes commonly used by struggling companies.
The fired workers will receive severance packages and a chance to apply for lower-paying positions after a 10-week delay, said the 655-store electronics chain based in Richmond, Va.
And now Circuit city wants its remaining workers to be good loyal workers…