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This manufacturing company has a shiny new HR system, reports a pilot fish working there -- and it's going to take some getting used to.

"The new system sends corporate-wide automated emails on every employee status change," fish says. "But we got one status change that caught everyone by surprise:

** Employee No. - 12345
Dept No. - 123
Employee Name - John Wilson Estate of
Status changed from Deceased to Active **

"Current opinions are that either we are getting desperate for good help, or else poor Mr. Wilson's death didn't get approved!"

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