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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Being on the other side of a firing is maybe even worse than being fired.
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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    What's interesting, I heard recently most people who are fired are not terminated for not doing a good job. Rather most people who get fired are let go due to personality related issues: disrespectful, conflicts with others, bad attitudes, combative personalities, abrasive personalities, insubordination, etc. There's patience for people who are positive and try their best but suck at what they do.

    I have an employee who is late for work literally 95% of the time in a time sensitive position. Its hugely frustrating but she is a champion at apologizing, always commits to do better and has such a sweet, likable personality its hard to stay mad at her...until the next day when she's late again :. Plus she does a great job when she's there, would be very difficult to replace and adds enormously to our workplace morale atmosphere. I'm convinced its a mental disorder.
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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Then there is "laid off when they're hiring and not being seasonally rehired." Big advantage is that both of these scenarios qualify for unemployment benefits. Been there.

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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Yup. Owner was a criminal and the business collapsed, along with a few weeks of back-pay I was owed.
    I don't think that counts as firing.


    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I don't mean to derail the thread, I think this fits in. I have had to fire people in the last 10 years and believe me it was no fun. Neither man was up to the job but they both had families and mortgages etc. Being on the other side of a firing is maybe even worse than being fired.
    I feel ya. I had to fire someone once. She was stealing from me. I had my evidence just in case. I knew I was right and could defend my action, if need be.

    I still felt like an a-hole doing it.



    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    What's interesting, I heard recently most people who are fired are not terminated for not doing a good job. Rather most people who get fired are let go due to personality related issues: disrespectful, conflicts with others, bad attitudes, combative personalities, abrasive personalities, insubordination, etc. There's patience for people who are positive and try their best but suck at what they do.

    I have an employee who is late for work literally 95% of the time in a time sensitive position. Its hugely frustrating but she is a champion at apologizing, always commits to do better and has such a sweet, likable personality its hard to stay mad at her...until the next day when she's late again :. Plus she does a great job when she's there, would be very difficult to replace and adds enormously to our workplace morale atmosphere. I'm convinced its a mental disorder.
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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Been at the same job for 14 years.


    Never been fired "for cause".


    Have been laid off though, long ago.

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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    What's interesting, I heard recently most people who are fired are not terminated for not doing a good job. Rather most people who get fired are let go due to personality related issues: disrespectful, conflicts with others, bad attitudes, combative personalities, abrasive personalities, insubordination, etc. There's patience for people who are positive and try their best but suck at what they do.

    I have an employee who is late for work literally 95% of the time in a time sensitive position. Its hugely frustrating but she is a champion at apologizing, always commits to do better and has such a sweet, likable personality its hard to stay mad at her...until the next day when she's late again :. Plus she does a great job when she's there, would be very difficult to replace and adds enormously to our workplace morale atmosphere. I'm convinced its a mental disorder.
    On your part or hers? When late arrival is accepted it tends to spread. Perhaps you should tell her to leave early, to make up for coming in late.
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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I don't mean to derail the thread, I think this fits in. I have had to fire people in the last 10 years and believe me it was no fun. Neither man was up to the job but they both had families and mortgages etc. Being on the other side of a firing is maybe even worse than being fired.


    BTDT.

    A couple of times, frankly it was a real pleasure to see the last of someone who'd been a worthless pain-in-my-ass for too long.

    And some other times, it was terribly painful. There was this one young woman, single mother... bless her heart she meant well and she tried, but she just didn't have what it took to do the job. I let her ride and gave her more chances as much as I could, until finally MY boss told me I HAD to fire her. It was very unpleasant and upsetting; she cried, and I almost did too. I hated having to do that.

    But I dunno about worse... in the end, I still had my job, even if I felt like a great big dirty heel. She didn't.

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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    "Fired" should be more closely defined for the purposes of this question.

    Generally, when most people think "fired" they think fired for cause. I do. Though a person could be fired for other reasons, too.

    I have never been fired for cause. I have, however lost two jobs in the last 5 years for other reasons. One I was a victim of the "great recession". The other was a new company and the partnership fell apart. One guy left the partnership and pulled out all his money. The other guy couldn't afford to keep going by himself, and closed the company... which left me with no job, unfortunately.
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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Nope. Only time I was ever fired was from a company that was desperately trying to downsize so they were going around trumping up causes to terminate their highest paid employees so they didn't have to pay unemployment. I took it to the unemployment "court" and won and they had to pay me a lump sum. It didn't matter to me, I had a much better job after that anyhow.
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    Re: Have you been fired from a job in the last 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    "Fired" should be more closely defined for the purposes of this question.

    Generally, when most people think "fired" they think fired for cause. I do. Though a person could be fired for other reasons, too.

    I have never been fired for cause. I have, however lost two jobs in the last 5 years for other reasons. One I was a victim of the "great recession". The other was a new company and the partnership fell apart. One guy left the partnership and pulled out all his money. The other guy couldn't afford to keep going by himself, and closed the company... which left me with no job, unfortunately.
    Some people say to-ma-to. Some people say to-mat-o. Laid off is a nice way of saying fired.

    What I meant was being involuntarily seperated from a job due to the employer's decision rather than you're own. It seems that I didn't make that clear.

    In most states I'm sure it's hard to tell the difference. Sometimes the unemployment system penalizes employers for "laying people off" or firing employees without cause. This gives companies the incentive to creatively fire employees with cause in order to efficiciently administrate a RIF.

    Sometimes a company needs to get rid of 5 employees. They dig around to create 5 dirtbags rather than laying off 5 people at random. Does anybody believe this has ever happened since the beginning of unemployment benefits?

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