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For the first time in my existence in the commercial world, I had to fire someone friday. I was nervous, I felt miserable for the kid, yet I had no sympathy 'cause he was retarded for actually telling us he needed time off in order to attend an interview FOR ANOTHER JOB. But still, felt bizarre telling someone they were released from contract, taking their badge, and walking them out the door. I walked around in a daze for the next half an hour repeating over and over to myself like a broken record "I can't believe I just fired someone."
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love337 From: love337 Date: February 27th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, you didn't fire him. He fired himself. You just informed him of that fact.. without getting too specific. But man, that's gotta be rough. I don't know if I could fire people.
nochew From: nochew Date: February 27th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
No kidding. When my manager told me that I would be the executioner, I just looked at him blankly and said "oooo k." heh, craziness I tell you. I'd like to say that now I've experienced it the next one will be easier, but I don't want there to be a next one!!
wakeupkent From: wakeupkent Date: February 27th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
he got fired for admitting to looking for another job? surely there's more to it than that... I mean, who hasn't looked for another job while at their current one?
nochew From: nochew Date: February 27th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, lets see, he had been here less than a week, had already missed a day for "military testing," and told me he was still looking for other jobs. That's a complete waste of our time to train someone who's not even serious about staying here. My manager said, heh, "release him immediately."
wakeupkent From: wakeupkent Date: February 27th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
ah, see, so there was more to it than that! :P
atendea From: atendea Date: February 27th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Wow

That's just STUPID! Hell yeah, fire his sorry behind for wasting your time and resources! What a waste for all involved.

Welcome to the real world. You are now officially a corporate pawn. hehe
nochew From: nochew Date: February 28th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wow

I have been assimilated. I now exist to serve the will of the greater good of my company. All hail the corporate dollar

or something like that :P
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