How not fire your staff

Szabo Gabor By Szabo Gabor, 3rd Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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If you were a boss how would fire your employers? Read some astounding cases.

Recorded message

One company text-messaged its employees, telling them to call a number. A recorded message informed the employees that 'all staff who are being retained will be contacted today. If you have not been spoken to, you have lost your job.' It's probably not the nicest way to find out that you are now unemployed. But it's maybe better than some.

Security cards and rooms

Employees from a technology company came back from lunch and found that their security cards didn't work. 'What's going on?' they asked. The reply? They had been fired. Another company invited its staff to a conference in Florida. When they turned up in the morning, some of the staff were told to go to Room A, others to Room B. The people in Room A listened to a presentation about the company's future. The people in Room B were told they were leaving the company.

Reason: security

It is impossible to come up with a 'nice' way to fire someone, but managers should at least do it in private and show respect for the employee. The problem is that bosses often panic. They are worried that the fired employees will steal important information. And they are sometimes right: in one company, the fired staff stole computers and other equipment and nearly destroyed the company's offices.


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