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

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How to Fire an Employee

It's brass-tacks time. This chapter covers all the details to help you plan and conduct a termination. How do you actually do the deed?

Don't Fire Angry!

You know the scene in Groundhog Day, when Bill Murray's character kidnaps the groundhog before committing suicide by driving a truck off a cliff? (Since the point of the movie is that he keeps reliving the same day, it's not really as dark as it sounds.) As he's driving, he holds up the groundhog in his lap with its paws on the wheel, making it look like the critter is steering. With the Punxsutawney police chasing them, Murray shouts to the groundhog, “Don't drive angry!” ...

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