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    Humf - had to let go an old employee. Great guy, been with the company for 13 years; but was not progressing - even after probation. Sad day because he's loved by so many.

    Its the only part that I hate about my job - having to fire people.

    Wales, where the men are men and the sheep are nervous.
    Incoming fire has right of way

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    Productivity or Disciplinary?

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    • #3
      Fired and walked out over 50 peeps in the last 10 years. I have yet to 'get used to it', and hope I never will. Doesn't matter if they deserved it or not - I don't feel guilty about it, but I sure as hell don't feel comfortable when I do it. I just try my damnedest to make sure my reasons are correct.
      When you girls are done kissing, I've got some asskicking for you!

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        Norm?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bald_Yew View Post
          I have yet to 'get used to it', and hope I never will. Doesn't matter if they deserved it or not - I don't feel guilty about it, but I sure as hell don't feel comfortable when I do it. I just try my damnedest to make sure my reasons are correct.
          Yup, never gets easy. The moment it does, join the CIA
          Wales, where the men are men and the sheep are nervous.
          Incoming fire has right of way

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          • #6
            Originally posted by =A!M=OakWind View Post
            Productivity or Disciplinary?
            Productivity
            Wales, where the men are men and the sheep are nervous.
            Incoming fire has right of way

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            • #7
              In the long run, it's probably going to be best for everyone. If he wasn't producing, he probably wasn't happy anyway. Now he can find a new job that he really likes. I'll bet in a few months you'll hear how great he's doing.

              And, for ppl that work there, they might be upset cuz they liked him, but overall ppl resent ppl who get paid but don't do any work. The workers will be revitalized cuz they know they have been doing the right thing. The slackers will kick it up a notch cuz they know someone is watching and will actually do something about their slacking.
              Ha-Ha! Made Ya Read!

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              • #8
                Four words of wisdom: Pee in the butt.
                Originally posted by Ranshackle
                I like Hasselhoff's ass better.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lilith View Post
                  In the long run, it's probably going to be best for everyone.
                  Agreed, I've seen it happen time and again. Just sucks to plan for months / weeks and have to keep talking to people as if nothing is wrong. Then the day of the meeting is even worse.
                  Wales, where the men are men and the sheep are nervous.
                  Incoming fire has right of way

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                  • #10
                    Layoffs are probably the worst.

                    And not the first round, either.

                    Each round starts digging into people you believe to be more important to the firm than the last.....

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, layoffs strike at the heart of everyone's soul... When you look at who gets laid off, you can't help but think that could be you. And, if it is you, it really sucks cuz you know that you didn't do anything wrong... or did you? You start imagining reasons why it was you.
                      Last edited by lilith; 01-14-2011, 10:44 AM. Reason: cuz I can...
                      Ha-Ha! Made Ya Read!

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                      • #12
                        I know why it was me.

                        As good as I was, I was on the higher end of the pay scale, and I was not willing to work 60+ hours a week and be paid for 38.5 hours at a 10% salary reduction.

                        And I was not in the "in" crowd. One lady there would actually be shopping for clothes for hours on end.

                        But, whatever. Female and spanish (minority). Surprisingly, you need that for some government jobs, ao maybe that was it. Or maybe they just LIKED her better than me...

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                        • #13
                          I got fired a few months ago for throwing a book at someone. I didn't throw the book, the guy is just a douche bag and said I did. I dropped it on his desk after he *****ed he didn't have documention for some **** I set up. The guy has been there for 15 years or so and hated me since I got there. I took a lot of his workload and I think it ate him up. I left him out of the loop purposely but I guess in the end the new guy gets the **** end of the stick.

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                          • #14
                            Red, I had a run in here at work where I was shoved to the side, but I got the reprimand for "F you all".

                            Needless to say, it really does not matter how right or wrong you are in buisness. Sometimes it is more of how well you work with others than how well you work by yourself.

                            The lesson I keep learning is to stay cool. When you grow up a small kid, you never get any real attension from blowing your top. But when you grow to 6' and put on 30 pounds of muscle, even LOOKING angry is taken much more seriously.

                            GREAT for a playground confrontation, but just sucky for almost everything an adult has to deal with.


                            But back to OT... I feel for you Garm, and I hope you never lose that feeling (or have an employee that makes you feel HAPPY to get rid of them). You are lucky you have made it that far. Some of us still don't have the leadership qualities that some decide are enough to be a boss....

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