I just love the faux sincerity and concern...
...these announcements take.
I remember at one corporation I worked at there was a exec meeting to make 80 staff redundant. I was expecting a load of hand wringing, heated discussion and sadness.
All they did was look down the list of branches and the staff numbers.
"Ahhh look Preston office has 78 staff! Sorted!"
That was it. Took maybe 20 seconds to change 78 peoples lives and then onto the next item on the agenda.
No consideration of the work they did there (some offices did specialist schemes and work). Just that the number fitted the closest.