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Microsoft

+ - Laid-off Microsoft workers to keep overpayment->

Submitted by ProfM
ProfM (91314) writes "More details about the Microsoft layoffs are emerging. Least of all, they're reversing the demand for repayment. In addition, there were only 25 affected ex-employees for a grand total of the "error" ranging from $100k to $125k.

Human-resources chief Lisa Brummel called each of the 25 — part of the 1,400 people notified Jan. 22 in the company's first widespread job cuts — to personally explain the "clerical error" that caused the overpayment, and inform them they could keep the extra dough, ranging from a couple hundred dollars to more than $5,000.

My guess was the cost for the lawyers to recover the money was more than what was overpaid."
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