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Firing at Will: A Manager's Guide by Jay Shepherd

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The Freedom to Fire

These days, many people have developed a funny attitude about employment. They look at employment as a right, and they look at their jobs as entitlements. But that's not how our system works. You might have a right to work in general, but you don't have a right to a particular job. And when you start thinking about your job as an entitlement, you tend not to care as much about doing what it takes to keep that job.

What Is a Job, Anyway?

A job is a role within an enterprise that is generally necessary, at least to some degree, to that enterprise's survival. Jobs that are unnecessary tend to be eliminated over time.

The enterprise ...

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