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Dear ______, You're 'Surplus.' Sincerely, Gov. Schwarzenegger

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These days not much in the State of California is surplus, except, well, people who would like to work and get paid for it. But if you happen to be one of the 20,000 workers employed by the state destined to be shown the door, LAist's sister-site SFist shared the official layoff notice that made its debut yesterday, destined for the mailboxes of those "identified as one of the least senior in [their] department" who now "face layoff, demotion in lieu of layoff, or transfer."

Since the folks gathered at the Capitol are having the state's saddest slumber party and can't get the one Republican vote needed to get a budget through, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is making good on his promise to start staffing reductions to save on state payroll.

Read the whole letter after the jump.