Pulling a Trump

I had to fire someone last Thursday. I had been thinking about doing it for a few weeks. This person was only going to be working with us until the end of July. After learning that we were going to consolidate offices in Marble Falls, he decided to put in his two weeks notice. I really saw no purpose in keeping him onboard. My boss felt the same.

Having to fire someone is like having to shoot your favorite dog who went off and got all sickly on you. It’s necessary. I’m guessing it would have been easier to let this person go had he stole something or groped a coworker. I had to fire him because of productivity issues and an overall bad work ethic. It was a hard thing to do because he and I had hung out outside of work. There was a personal relationship that I had to sever as well.

I guess what they say is true: If it hurts, it’s good for you (or the company).

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