First They Laidoff…

Here is a modern economic crisis edition of the poem First They Came…

They laid off first the unskilled workers, and I did nothing because I wasn’t unskilled.
Then they trimmed the manual laborers, and I did nothing because I wasn’t a manual laborer.
Then they outsourced the blue collar worker, and I did nothing because I wasn’t a blue collar worker.
Then they cut back the middle management, and I did nothing because I wasn’t a middle manager.
Then they slashed the knowledge workers, and I did nothing because I wasn’t a knowledge worker.
Then the shutdown without giving the remaining employees any benefits because Bank of America refused to extend a line of credit to the company, and by that time no one was left to do anything since they where all collecting unemployment.

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