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This IT pilot fish reports from a place where full disclosure and transparency regarding layoffs are a little hard to come by.

In other words, the real world.

"We generally found out that a colleague had been fired when we tried to call the person and the office phone number no longer worked," he says.

"Things got a bit tense one day when the phone system went on the fritz...."

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