When my friend Kirk wanted to win a writing contest, he sent out a Facebook message to everyone he knew. It annoyed some people, but he did end up winning the contest. Maybe he won just because he was the best writer, but advertising didn't hurt. My last day of school, I sent a message to former parents and students from the past several years. I am hoping for the best, but the possibility exists that my message will also annoy people. However, I guess it won't matter much at this point, and I believe that total silence while being laid off would be total acceptance that the bosses made the right decision. 

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