For a long time now, Yahoo has suffered a bit of an identity problem. What does it want to be? King of search is Google’s thing, and Facebook owns the social network scene, so what is Yahoo’s identity, besides being a really big email provider? This week, Yahoo apparently started looking toward a new role model: The Grinch. It’s started dealing out a fresh deck of pink slips, and its timing is so God-awful that you almost have to think it was on purpose, or that the company is so strapped for cash and credit that it couldn’t scape together another two weeks’ pay for a tiny percentage of its workforce.