Ever had to fire someone?

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  1. MilkyDischarge

    MilkyDischarge Se suelto el diablo Gold

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    I have someone who works for me that I, my boss, HR, etc. are planning to let go. It's in accounting. They know they're not up to par but have no idea this is coming. I know it will be extremely emotionally difficult for them. It's right for the business and right for them- they'll find a better job, but it sucks and it keeps me up at night. It's my first time doing it. They're part of the old school who's been there for years, lot of friends. It's just not the right fit as the company evolves.
    I have my "speech" written with help from HR. I dread the moment next week.
    Ever done it? Any advice?
    Howard related because there will be one more person "around."
     
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    It's not easy firing a man. You take away everything he has, and everything he will ever have.
     
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    The first time is the worst . It made me feel sick . After that I learned it has to be done to keep the bussiness going . The ones that were assholes were the most easy to let go. The ones who were trying but just won't make the cut are the hard ones . Layoffs are the worst when you have to let go good workers that did nothing wrong . I lose sleep over those still .
     
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    When Howard was forced to fire that one guy in Detroit it was one of the most heart wrenching things anyone has ever had to do. He even threw up over the ordeal! "Don't look, don't look! Alison! Alison!"
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    So right.
     
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    That's pretty much how I felt the first time I had to do it .
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Been let go, but never fired.
     
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    these days all we get are temps so they are let go . Not fired
     
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    Howard would disagree that your discomfort was anywhere near that of his own. But I believe you. :thumbup2:
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Well I wasn't technically fired. Mine was...."you'll never play hockey again. You'll be paid on your contract, but your career is over". That started a short drinking phase. But over it now. ;)

    Usually "temps" are just looking for experience though, right?
     
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    Some are right out of school and some are just looking to do anything to find a job
     
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    Howard invented feeling sick . He is real good at it . Look what he did to all of us . ;)
     
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    Well I didn't yak over it but I didn't sleep the night before
     
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    I guess the boss doesn't think enough of this guy to warn him and give him a chance to shape up. People deserve a chance to do the right thing.
     
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    Just be professional and upfront. They're people, but they're also adults.

    Watch "moneyball" for more info. The part where he has to trade the dude.... Treat them like professionals.
     
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    These days things move so fast where I work they don't give a lot of guys a chance . Some on them I think would be fine over time and fit in well . I have been training people for years and I can tell who to keep even if they have a slow start production wise . These days everything is on the fly though .
     
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    I agree , I thought of that too when I saw that film .
     
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    Understandable.
     
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    Don't do:

    "it's just a reality of the business. All of you are laid off starting immediately."

    Do:

    "I'm sorry."
     
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