Last Man Laid Off Says Goodbye To Merged Company Commentator Marc Kevin Hall describes his last few months on the job that he was just laid off from. He was one of a handful of employees kept on to wrap things up after a big corporate consolidation. After the merger, his job was eliminated.
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Last Man Laid Off Says Goodbye To Merged Company

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Last Man Laid Off Says Goodbye To Merged Company

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Commentator Marc Kevin Hall describes his last few months on the job that he was just laid off from. He was one of a handful of employees kept on to wrap things up after a big corporate consolidation. After the merger, his job was eliminated.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

And as one American tries for victory, another deals with the agony of defeat. Commentator Marc Kevin Hall stayed on after a big layoff to help his company through a corporate merger. Then his job was eliminated.

MARC KEVIN HALL: The final day was predictably rough. I said my goodbyes and emailed a few people who had been good partners and friends, wishing them well. You can pretend you'll keep in touch all you want, but it's usually better to grab closure when you can.

KEVIN HALL: Was it worth it? Did I get a good deal? It doesn't matter, not really. This was a clearance event. All sales are final. Everything must go - everything.

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MONTAGNE: Commentator Marc Kevin Hall lives in Miami, where he writes for The Hidden City Blog.

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