The lighter side: “You’re fired” but here’s to the company’s bright future

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Bosses at a British company have been accused of lacking a sensitivity chip after handing out free calendars to staff blazoned with ‘a bright future for our company’ a day after axing 60 jobs.

Managers at Marston Aerospace handed out the free 2014 calendars to all staff which on the front cover features a coastal sunset under the words: ‘A Bright Future For Our Company 2014 Calendar’.

A caption on the calendar also reads: 'Explore your horizons.'

One worker told The Daily Mail they felt like throwing the calendars in the bin after reading what was on them.

'We usually get them in December and had we had them then there wouldn't have been an issue but the day after we're told 60 people could be made redundant just feels like a kick in the teeth,' the worker told the newspaper.

Marston Aerospace, which currently employs 320 workers, announced last week that it was relocating premises with the loss of 60 jobs.

A company spokesperson told The Daily Mail the calendar is traditionally provided as a “token of recognition for their efforts throughout the year”  and that the company remains confident that the business does have a bright future.

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