dilbert, the boss and wally at conference room table.
the boss: the company is announcing generous buyout packages for employees who elect to leave.
dilbert: won't all the smart people leave first because they can easily get new jobs at higher pay?
the boss: ummm...
dilbert: if you don't get enough volunteers, will you start firing people?
the boss: we have no plan to do that.
dilbert: will you make a plan if too few people leave?
the boss: oh, yes.
dilbert: would it be fair to say the people who stay will envy the dead?
the boss: um...
one week later:
the boss: how many took the offer?
carol: it's just you now.