Getting the ax is so awful that most employers sometimes go to extreme lengths to ease the blow. Some ease it a bit too much and employees don't realize they've just been axed. RadioShack took the opposite approach. It aimed to ease the stress of layoffs - but only for themselves the employer. So it notified terminated employees by email.
This cold electronic kiss-off, even in these times of a broken social contract, is amazing. Employee morale must be zilch. Those who still have jobs must be shopping their resumes or taking five-finger discounts in the stores they run. Don't count on any turnaround soon at RadioSick.