Yahoo commences with its 1,500 layoffs starting today. Hundreds of employees were notified, with layoffs continuing until year's end. In an effort to "trim $400 million to shore up the company's finances," the Sunnyvale-based company is reducing its workforce by 10 percent. Valleywag has magically procured the transcript managers are asked to follow before showing employees the door. On the one hand, it's super creepy (DO's: "Be attentive - maintain open lines of communication; pause before continuing"); but on the other, since they have so many employees to trim in an industry filled with asperger-y types, a script somehow seems to makes sense.