And, apparently, what they left behind is not — repeat, not — up for grabs by the survivors (if any exist). See this email that hit our inbox this afternoon:
From: FIM IT Notifications
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 12:13 PM
Subject: User’s Computer Equipment
All employees are requested to not move or take possession of any IT equipment (Laptops, Desktops, Docking Stations, MACs, Accessories etc) that was used by former employees.
FIM IT is currently recovering the hardware for Legal Discovery purposes. If you need any hardware or access to any users files feel free to submit a request to REDACTED and we will grant access as we are able to.
Thank you for your compliance.
Our understanding is that, while the SF MySpace office remains open for now (BTW, we never said it closed) a mass layoff ranging from the immediate to two month buyouts (that means, they tell you you
have to get to keep working for two more months, and in exchange they give you a little more money) means that will not always be the case.
This memo suggests that Those Who Are Left Behind are already being looked upon with suspicion. That’s going to be a long two months.