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Have you ever fired anyone?

C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT 2013/02/18 20:47:52
Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
No, I have never had to fire anyone
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  • unclepat 2013/02/18 20:55:30
    No, I have never had to fire anyone
    unclepat
    +4
    My guys have been with me since I opened my shop. We're the best of friends, we take vacations together with our families and somehow we're all godparents to each others kids. They'll retire before I utter those words!!

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  • bigfoot 2013/02/20 22:27:45 (edited)
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    bigfoot
    +1
    Too many to count.What you fail to undertand is the person being terminated,if done according to the law and fairly,has actually fired them self.The terminated person has either broken company rules or cannot meet the requirements of the job.And when confronted , generally will admit failure and will thank you for helping them through their mental anguish.
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2013/02/20 17:41:07
  • La 2013/02/20 11:06:29
    No, I have never had to fire anyone
    La
    +1
    I'm not allowed ;)
  • C-ZAR™,... La 2013/02/20 14:21:20
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    Damn, that sucks.
  • leslie 2013/02/20 06:36:48
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    leslie
    +1
    I had no actual qualms about it, only because I observed this employee (a nursing assistant) drinking on the job, and then going back to work liquored up and mistreating the patients.
  • Jaguar 2013/02/19 15:26:51
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    Jaguar
    +1
    This kid was a nightmare... He was on welfare and having to do work experience to get his benefit, but he didn't follow rules and regs of the store, didn't bother to attempt tasks... It was more of a doss to him... He ended up embarrassing me in front of the Area Manager and CEO when they dropped by on their monthly visit... Really bad... So, I dealt with it... I would be lying to say that I hadn't been looking for a opportunity...

    I pulled him into the office and asked if he knew why I had... All I got was a ghetto "no, why?" in the "s'up bruv" style... I told him, and said that this services were not longer require. I told him to get his things and escorted him out of the building...

    It was the first time I'd fired someone and I was nervous, yeah, but I knew I had to do it... And I got a lot of praise from my Manager and also my Area Manager when I called them to let them know...
  • moonglum 2013/02/19 08:19:36
    No, I have never had to fire anyone
    moonglum
    no not me
  • Crime Time 2013/02/19 03:38:01
  • Beagle Mom 2013/02/19 03:03:56
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    Beagle Mom
    Not fun, but necessary.
  • Guru_T_Firefly 2013/02/19 02:57:19
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    Guru_T_Firefly
    Several, unfortunately. It wasn't something I ever looked forward to doing.
  • Idiot repubs 2013/02/19 01:16:21
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    Idiot repubs
    More than a few.
  • M A 2013/02/19 00:32:57
    No, I have never had to fire anyone
    M A
    +1
    Dont think i ever could
  • Jim in SC 2013/02/19 00:18:02
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    Jim in SC
    +2
    Mixed. It depended on the situation. A couple times, it was really easy because the people flagrantly broke company policy. Once, though, I really think it was someone else's fault (based on things that happened later), but this one person took the fall. I felt bad about that afterwards for quite a while. That was about 15 years ago.
  • Bronar 2013/02/19 00:17:16
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    Bronar
    +2
    3 if I remember correctly. I was disappointed in their work ethic. Was happy to have out of my department.
  • Grabitz 2013/02/19 00:17:00
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    Grabitz
    +1
    Yes and thanked for it . The back breaking job just wasn't for them is all no shame .
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2013/02/18 23:54:40
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +2
    Sometimes it felt wonderful. Sometimes I cried. Depended on the person and the reason.
  • deidara.trueart 2013/02/18 23:31:41
  • cjd 2013/02/18 23:24:15
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    cjd
    +2
    I've had to fire people for poor job performance as well as lay-offs.Both were just as difficult to do.
  • C. C. Rider 2013/02/18 23:23:56 (edited)
  • C-ZAR™,... C. C. R... 2013/02/18 23:32:33
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    +2
    Damn, just my luck, lol
  • C. C. R... C-ZAR™,... 2013/02/18 23:38:33
  • C-ZAR™,... C. C. R... 2013/02/18 23:51:01
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    +1
    I know! Lol
    I'm so ashamed!
  • wildcat 2013/02/18 23:21:49
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    wildcat
    +2
    It felt terrible, like I had failed them.
  • lucythetooth 2013/02/18 23:17:47
    No, I have never had to fire anyone
    lucythetooth
    +1
    Nope. I've never been high enough up on the food chain to have to do the deed, although I have recommended someone for termination. She was stealing from the till.
  • Matt M 2013/02/18 22:29:01
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    Matt  M
    Hugh relief! He was an incompetent bonehead.
  • jgh57 2013/02/18 21:58:28
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    jgh57
    +2
    I marked yes because I have been the driving force behind several people being fired although I did not have the power to actually pull the trigger. In our organization only the HR Director can actually terminate someone. However I did the documentation and took the matter to HR to start the process. In all but one of the cases it involved patient safety issues and the person's ability to practice safely. The other case was a behavioral issue that created a danger to other staff and patients. It is very hard to end someones job. In the case of a RN that is terminated with cause it is often very hard to find another nursing job. I never take that lightly.
  • Casy 2013/02/18 21:46:37
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    Casy
    Had to , girl was on the phone all the and caught her siting on the counter and without her shoes on...Not cool!
  • Chris - The Rowdy One! #187 2013/02/18 21:39:33
  • Debs 2013/02/18 21:24:08 (edited)
    No, I have never had to fire anyone
    Debs
    +1
    Nope !! human canonball
  • Xerxes 2013/02/18 21:20:25
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    Xerxes
    +1
    No feeling whatsoever
  • Car1u5~PWCM~JLA 2013/02/18 21:05:57
    Yes, I have had to fire someone (how did it feel?)
    Car1u5~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    It wasn't something I enjoyed doing but they weren't pulling they're weight.
  • AM 2013/02/18 21:02:13
  • C-ZAR™,... AM 2013/02/18 21:07:04
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    +2
    That does suck
  • AM C-ZAR™,... 2013/02/18 21:16:25
  • C. C. R... C-ZAR™,... 2013/02/18 23:26:38
    C. C. Rider
    +2
    I don't see laying some one off as being fired...
  • C-ZAR™,... C. C. R... 2013/02/18 23:34:21
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    +2
    Its more like a "cut" from a team, Basketball, Football, Cheerleading, etc.
  • unclepat 2013/02/18 20:55:30
    No, I have never had to fire anyone
    unclepat
    +4
    My guys have been with me since I opened my shop. We're the best of friends, we take vacations together with our families and somehow we're all godparents to each others kids. They'll retire before I utter those words!!
  • Evil 1 unclepat 2013/02/18 22:29:03
    Evil 1
    +1
    That's great! How many of you are there?
  • unclepat Evil 1 2013/02/18 22:50:42
    unclepat
    +1
    It's only seven of us. Low overhead! lol
  • Evil 1 unclepat 2013/02/18 23:01:24
    Evil 1
    +1
    That's wonderful, congratulations. When my company started out it was that way and then as the number of personnel grew it became more impersonal. I really missed the close relationship. I tried to keep it that way with my last company and when I sold it in August I personally went to each person (and I had 102 at that time) and told them about the sale prior to the annoucement. Even after the sale I had almost all of them call me and thank me for having worked for me. I was overwhelmed.

    I wish you the best with your business but no matter how big you get I hope you never lose the relationship you have with your fellow workers. Congratulations again.

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