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Column: Under the Wire

UNDER THE WIRE From 26 June 2003 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. You’re Fired SMS, or text messaging, is great for staying in touch but isn’t so hot for conveying bad news. A recent spate of dismissals via SMS — staff of British insurer Accident Group, for example, were notified by administrators from PricewaterhouseCoopers that they were being laid off and would no longer be paid — raises interesting ethical and legal questions about the medium. The new chief executive of Britain’s Vodafone Group, Arun Sarin, is taking no chances: His contract says he cannot beContinue readingColumn: Under the Wire

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