National Semiconductor Takes Back Gift iPods
from the not-such-a-gracious-gift-giver dept
We’ve heard of plenty of companies giving out iPods as gifts to employees recently. It’s a nice enough gift — but apparently the gift giving only goes so far at National Semiconductor. Someone who prefers to remain anonymous sent in the news that Nat Semi decided its “gifts” were actually loaners. Yes, that’s right, when they laid off a bunch of people, the company demanded the iPods back. This, despite the fact that the company claimed it gave the devices out to employees as a reward for its “best fiscal year” — and even the press described the iPods as gifts. Some of the laid off employees claim they sold their iPods or gave them to others as gifts. Perhaps they need to go back to those they gave the iPods to and explain that it, too, was only a temporary gift.