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

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Why Me?The Reasons for Firing

As I said before, I would never try to talk an employer out of a decision to fire an employee. For the employers I dealt with, this kind of decision was always very difficult. The notion that employers and managers actually enjoy firing people is absurd and found only in fiction. Any outliers who take pleasure in terminating their people don't last very long as employers.

Ending someone's employment is a major event in the life of that person, and even the least sensitive manager realizes that it needs to be handled carefully. Feelings of compassion (for the employee) and concern (for a possible lawsuit) mitigate ...

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