Poway, CA - Computer maker Gateway announced today that it would
making job cuts in an effort to boost profitability. Even the talking
cow, Tom, featured in their commercials would be a victim of the
axe. CEO Theodore
Waitt also announced a company wide steak dinner to boost employee
morale following the cuts.
The cow has served us well, but now its time for our
company chefs to serve him well or preferably medium rare, said
Waitt. "It's probably not the severance package he had in mind,
but at least he won't have to look for a job in this bad economy."
People for the Ethical Treatment of Talking Animals (PETTA) issued
a statement condemning the move. "We strongly condemn the killing
of the talking cow. Talking animals deserve the same protections
as people." With the death of Tom the Talking Cow, Carrot Top
moved onto PETTA's Most Endangered Animals that Talk list.
I feel really bad about Tom being let go, said one employee, He
was adored by everyone here. Well really miss him. Hey, are
you gonna finish those short ribs? Yum, yum.
Stock analysts were very positive on the move. "Were
very impressed with Gateways imaginative use of job cuts," said
Jim Ritter of Merrill Lynch. "If the bull market doesn't return
soon at least I'll be able to enjoy a similar feast."
Gateway's barbecue was the largest meal of a corporate spokesanimal
since 9 Lives retired Morris the Cat.
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