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My first time firing someone - and I need tips

I am on the board of an organization and I need to fire our executive director. I'm worried about doing it right and would appreciate tips. [more inside]
posted by treehorn+bunny on Nov 26, 2016 - 31 answers

Because hiding under the bedcovers is not a paying job.

My job of over a decade went sour thanks to a newer supervisor whom I can't shake. I am being micromanaged within an inch of my life, and it makes me shut down and do even less. New jobs are scarce, and I can't quit for financial reasons. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by sheena is a sock puppet on Jan 13, 2016 - 23 answers

I have to lay people off (while hiring). Help me be a good human.

I am a new boss at a small company and our business model recently changed. I have to hire about 10 new people — and layoff about 10 current staffers. The moves are to bring on the new skills we need for this new era. How can I do this kindly, respectfully, and in a way that sets up the team members who are staying with us for success after this rough period? [more inside]
posted by amoeba on May 22, 2015 - 28 answers

Dealing with being fired

I got fired recently. I'm dealing with some mixed emotions, and while I'm not worried they're abnormal, I'm just wondering how to sort through it all. If you've been fired, how did you bounce back? [more inside]
posted by intheigloo on Apr 19, 2015 - 2 answers

Alcoholism in the workplace - spousal intervention

My spouse is an alcoholic who is at best partially compliant with medication and treatment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2014 - 24 answers

Leaving job by mutual agreement (Canadian edition)

My employer and I just agreed that I am not a good fit for the job. What should I do? I'm in Ontario, Canada. I realize that similar questions have asked, but am specifically looking for answers that take Canadian law into account. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Jul 29, 2014 - 5 answers

I'm About to be Fired. Now What?

I walked into work today and was suspended with potential termination for policy violations, one of which does include the event that led me to ask this question. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Jun 12, 2014 - 21 answers

How to Protect My Employability

A combination of anxiety attack and anemia (the term used by the paramedics was close to that, I don't recall) caused me to pass out in my office. I was discovered unconscious, and came to as the EMT people arrived. I was not scheduled to work that day, but agreed to help the shift supervisor and departing assistant manager, who refused to come into work. The shift supervisor did not react well to the possibility of having to stay in the store to close it. This resulted in a public confrontation after the paramedics left (because I refused further medical treatment; they told me to go home immediately). I ended up closing the store. My store manager, who tried to fire me once already, has informed the District Manger and HR. I was told to come in at my scheduled time, but I can expect to sign papers. What can I expect during a retail-industry termination? [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Apr 14, 2014 - 24 answers

Software job: Am I going to get fired? How to make it go best-ish-ly?

Do verbal warnings predict firing? What should I expect if I do get fired, and how do I make the best of it? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Dec 25, 2013 - 29 answers

what happens when you fail a dissertation defense?

i got to thinking this question after the recent firing Elizabeth O'Bagy from her think tank gig. O'Bagy had written a wall street journal op-ed that was cited by both Kerry and McCain in talks about possible intervention in Syria. Ms. Bagy's employer fired her for falsely representing that she had a Ph.D, but it seems more complicated than that. [more inside]
posted by camdan on Sep 11, 2013 - 18 answers

How to handle an impending layoff/ failing a trial period?

I didn't do well/ the job didn't work out well for me during the trial period. How do I handle the impending layoff/ going forward? [more inside]
posted by ichomp on Aug 12, 2013 - 10 answers

Can my employer sue to recover past wages if they neglected to fire me?

Much like character "Milton" from Office Space, I've continued to receive a weekly paycheck long after my office was closed and all of the other employees were laid off. I've never been given any type of notification from HR that my employment was terminated. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by ninepin on Jul 27, 2013 - 30 answers

The 'good employee/bad fit' conversation. A good or bad idea?

I realize I may have to fire a member of my team after about 3 years. This is one of the first times that I truly think that this is a 'good employee/bad fit' situation, but I'm wavering between having and not having that part of the conversation. So here's the question: Would you want this to be a conversation you had with your boss? If so, what would you want to hear? What would you not want to hear? When would you want to hear it? Both actual experiences and never-happened-but-here's-what-I-think thoughts appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2013 - 27 answers

If no one tells you that you're fired, are you really fired?

My teenage daughter has her first job, but has apparently been fired yet no one told her or warned her. What can be done? [more inside]
posted by maxg94 on May 13, 2013 - 34 answers

Should I bail out of my current job or stick it out?

New boss decides, retroactively, I have been doing a bad job. I'm starting to suspect I'm being targeted for firing. Should I bail out of my current job or stick it out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2013 - 22 answers

Legal requirements for firing someone from a retail job in Ontario...

I run a retail business in Toronto, Canada. It's an independently owned business--like a mom and pop store. I need to fire someone because he's incompetent and his presence actually makes more work for the other staff. I have emailed and texted with this staff member (who has worked with us for 13 months) regarding his considerable transgressions but we do not have "paperwork" or "forms" in the traditional sense. His work never improves. What exactly do I have to do to fire him without worrying about legal issues? Two weeks pay? Three? Does the firing need to be written in addition to verbal or is just verbal fine? What's the best way for me to cover my ass? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2012 - 6 answers

The frat boy won, like they always do

So, this was me. The company came apart, most of us either quit or were fired. I'm sans job, and freaking out; so, should I get an attorney and try to collect on my (still numb and painful) shoulder? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Fire the homophobe?

The live-in super of my building has confided in me that he does not like homosexuals. They're already complaints regarding his work but not his homophobia. If I report him, there's a chance he'll lose his job. [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on May 31, 2012 - 39 answers

pew pew pew

What is the most fun thing to shoot a gun at? [more inside]
posted by troublewithwolves on Aug 18, 2011 - 37 answers

Last Hired, First Fired

What happens if I get fired from my job in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2011 - 3 answers

You're fired...?

Should we fire our newly-hired employee? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2010 - 32 answers

Can you get fired for accessing Wikileaks from your home computer?

Can an employer fire you, or threaten to fire you or any other employee, for accessing the Wikileaks site from a personal (non-employer) computer? You are not directly employed by the government or a member of the military, but your employer does contract you and other employees with security clearances to the government. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2010 - 17 answers

Does anyone ever actually get fired for harassment?

Have you ever personally known anyone to suffer serious consequences for bullying or harassing others in the workplace? I'm talking about cases where you had a reliable account of both sides of the story and you had no reasonable doubts about the person's guilt, nor that they did in fact suffer the consequences. [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Jul 22, 2010 - 40 answers

Should I fire the guy everyone outside the office loves.

What if your superstar is not a star at all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 - 20 answers

"You can't fire me, I quit!"

I think I might get fired soon. Should I quit so that I don't have that black mark on my resume? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2010 - 23 answers

There's a bullet out there for everybody, I just hadn't caught mine yet.

YANAL, but do I have a wrongful firing case? Very long, so apologies and many thanks. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2009 - 19 answers

Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst

Countdown to my annual review--and I'm a freaking out (sort of). What's the best way to get through it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2009 - 8 answers

What to do about my excruciating work situation?

What are the best strategies for my current work situation? Question relates to disability, unemployment, and illegal activities (not mine). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2009 - 17 answers

When is it reasonable to fire your psychiatrist?

When is it reasonable to fire your psychiatrist? Bonus question: If they can't be "fired", what's the therapeutic benefit to being forced to work with a doctor who you find unprofessional and do not trust? [more inside]
posted by grippycat on Jan 18, 2009 - 28 answers

Should I warn another employer about an ex-employee?

I had a seriously unpleasant experience with a former employee in the aftermath of his termination, and I have since learned that he is employed at a similar business in another city. Is it my place to warn them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2008 - 24 answers

Should I tell someone they will be fired?

My secretary will get fired at the end of the day. Should I tell her in advance? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 30, 2008 - 57 answers

How to cope with the firing of a friend and coworker?

A friend was just fired from my department for somewhat vague reasons. I've heard the story from my friend, and the managers have yet to say anything to the rest of us. As far as I can tell, my friend did nothing scandalous, illegal, or that violated my employer's policies. My friend is also not lazy. Everyone in the department is confused, and our morale is clearly shot. How do I support my friend and my coworkers? How can I/we move on enough to get day-to-day work done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2008 - 5 answers

____ is a privilege, not a right!

What are some LESS obvious things that can disqualify someone from obtaning a job, car, or an apartment? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Sep 2, 2008 - 27 answers

I need advice on firing two employees!

I need to terminate two employees this week... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I fire my house keeper?

So I've had this house keeper for a couple of years now. She's always done "good enough" work. I've had some complaints, but nothing serious. So last weekend, on a whim, I used another service and what a difference! They did a fantastic job all around. So how do I get rid of my current house keeper?
posted by jeff_w_welch on Feb 4, 2008 - 25 answers

Should the nice, not very talented person be fired because a more talented person came along?

Should the nice, dependable, but not so talented person be fired because a more talented person came along? [more inside]
posted by jmitchell on Jan 31, 2008 - 43 answers

My husband and I work at the same place, and now he's being fired. Now what?

Two academics, married to each other, at the same liberal arts college. One has been---unjustly and unwarrantedly---not recommended for reappointment. We're planning to appeal, but I'm not sanguine about the outcome. How bad is this likely to get, politically? Any advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2008 - 14 answers

Flaky new employee- should I even bother?

How can I fire a new employee before his first day even starts? [more inside]
posted by parkerjackson on Nov 9, 2007 - 39 answers

Is blackmail always illegal?

I have a question about forcing an employee to resign. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2006 - 46 answers

Help me fire someone.

Some advice on terminating an employee, please. There is much [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2006 - 33 answers

Friend: Do I report my boyfriend to HR?

For a friend: "My boyfriend and I work for the same company. After a couple of years, we are becoming very serious. I work in human resources. He works elsewhere in the building. As part of building our total trust in each other, he told me that he was once arrested for a non-violent, non-drug crime and jailed for a few days. Do I report him?" [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Dec 12, 2005 - 245 answers

Fired! How to Deal?

About a year ago, I was unjustly fired. My employer was careful to do it in a way to avoid any legal disputes. How does one get over thoughts of revenge and confrontation. I've considered sending a letter to the person responsible, explaining exactly how I feel about it all. I was never given a proper explaination and the whole thing feels unresolved. I realize a letter is somewhat juvenile and unproductive but I feel this might help me cope. I really want to put this all behind me.
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2004 - 20 answers

how to write a rejection letter

Rejection letters -- writing, not receiving. [more inside]
posted by o2b on Mar 4, 2004 - 19 answers

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