Don't you find stories like this just a little depressing? Times are tough, sure, but mightn't a little good-natured fun provide some extra zip to the office environment? I'd be interested to know how your workplace is handling April Fools Day.
The linked article notes that fake "resignations" as an April Fools joke are a bad idea. I second that thought. Definitely a bad idea. Twice recently I've seen hypothetical discussions about severance packages get twisted into "resignations" that resulted in a loss of employment!