As if you already didn't have enough reason to really hate Bill Gates, wrap this around your coconut. Last month, Microsoft laid off some 1400 employees. This isn't the reason to hate him. Times, as we all know, are tight. And because Microsoft is a good company for the most part, many of the laid off employees got a severance package. But some of them ended up getting overpaid, and now Microsoft wants that money back.
In a letter sent to its former employees, posted by an unnamed former employee on the TechCrunch blog, Microsoft is asking for the money back.
"This letter is to inform you that an inadvertent administrative error occurred that resulted in an overpayment in severance pay by Microsoft. We ask you repay the overpayment and sincerely apologize for any overpayment to you."
How's that for a kick in the balls. First they fire you, and then they ask for your last meager shackles to keep them warm at night. While Microsoft did acknowledge to CNEt News that it did in fact send out the letter, but did not comment as to how it proposed to handle the situation if the former employees told them to go get bent.
Gates, a known philanthropist and multibillionaire, has not commented publicly about the matter, but we are sure he didn't just because he was busy buying mosquito nets for Afrikans or something.