Re: Witnessed something similar
Best story I heard, a bank was doing layoffs by the time-honored method of cancelling your access badge.
One techie turns up monday morning, badge does't open turnstile - thinks "oh shit" and goes home and starts updating linkedin.
2 days later manager calls and asks where the fsck are you?
I've been fired
No you haven't. Checks with HR and is a fault with your badge.
"Tough" says the somewhat pissed off engineer, I've got a job interview tomorrow - I'll be in next week.
Takes a couple of days off and goes back to a 20% pay rise.