By B.J. Reyes
Not that a letter on standard white state stationery made it any easier for employees to accept the news.
An employee in the Department of Accounting and General Services shared her layoff notice with us.
Dated Aug. 4, from state Comptroller Russ Saito, it opens:
It is with sincere regret that I must inform you of a reduction-in-force that will result in abolishment of your position, Janitor II, Position No. ####, at the close of business on Friday, November 13, 2009. This was a very difficult decision made after evaluation of the entire operation of the Department of Accounting and General Services and determination of adjustments that have to be made in the best interests of the Department and the State.