Oh the Brits, with their breezy resolve and false good cheer in the face of obstacles! The FT needs some staff to take a pay cut. I mean, extra summer vacation time!

The FT is "offering" staff "the chance" to "work fewer hours." And they better accept, or you know some motherfuckers are going to have to get laid off. But they're all so nice about it!

"Do you fancy spending more time with your family over the summer months? Have you been meaning to book that trip of a lifetime? Would you like to improve you work-life balance in 2009?

"If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, the FT may be able to assist," said the document.

Oh FT, we'll do whatever you like if you keep saying "fancy." [Guardian UK]