Microsoft have miscalculated the severance payouts to some of the approximately 1,400 employees that the company recently laid off.
The Microsoft Corp has sent out letters requesting a return of funds from those former employees who received apparent overpayment of severance benefits or they shall release the mosquitoes.
No doubt they were using their own accounting software.
The Microsoft Corporation won't say how much money is involved but are going through a lot of trouble to reclaim their funds. Maybe they wanted to send the extra money over to Africa.
Imagine getting fired and then finding out the company you served loyally says that you owe it money. I'm sure there is a special place in hell for the rich Microsoft CEO's.
In an update Microsoft's senior vice president for human resources announced the reversal of the action as stating: "I decided it didn't quite feel right," you mean the bad press didn't feel right.