The original story got deleted through Blogger's edit window a couple of weeks ago. Here is the general idea rewritten...
The Corporate Assassins
She had seen them before. She survived countless rounds of layoffs and when the smoke cleared, she was still there amidst the carnage. She has seen the heartlessness that runs rampent during layoffs but she knows her work stands up against any doubt of lack of professionalism. She is confident in her abilities but, try to tell the corporate assassins. They are in search of blood, They are in search and destroy mode. No one is safe.
When it is decided that you are the target, a sick foreplay, if you will, ensues.
Here is the hypothesis: A company that needs to be trimmed down or dismantled calls in these heartless mercenaries to do the dirty work. It's a job. It's business, not personal. The assassin is usually young [read:new] ambitious, male or female, happy just to have a job doing something for money. They do not know or care what the contributions the soon to be departed has made to the company. They will harp on one negative situation and set the employee up for a fall. It's as if the assassin is saying to her,'Yeah, yeah all of this stuff you've done is normal but, you really messed up on this one situation. You suck and you are no good and that's why I think you should be put to death. Now fight me a little, get mad at me or look at me with a glare [of discovery of what's about to happen] so that I can feel good about chopping your head off...'.
This sick forplay reminds one of the precedure for slaughtering an animal. It's bad enough that the employee gets the axe but first the assassin gets the blood flowing to the brain so that when the beheading occurs, all of the blood spews out and completely drains from the body so, there is a complete demoralization of the employee, a complete death, the mind being drained of any hope and, so on.
This is nothing new to her but, this time she is ready with a counter strike. She reels around with a blow to the head of her assailant and round three layoffs are over with her standing amidst the carnage...