I think I’m addicted to sacking people. The first time I had to let someone go I was terrified and didn’t know what to say to them, particularly when the ex-employee burst into tears but now I’m slightly embarrassed to say that I rather enjoy it. I sometimes find that I deliberately hire the wrong people just so that I can go through the process of the disciplinary procedure. Do you think I should get a job outside of the HR department?
I completely understand where you’re coming from on this one. I too love a good sacking, especially when the person in question is genuinely good at their job. There’s nothing I like more than handing out verbal and then written warnings whilst a person slowly starts to wonder how the hell they’re going to pay the mortgage without a regular income. What I would suggest is that you should perhaps undertake a strategy of hiring more people than you actually need in the department, that way you can fire people for the most ridiculous reasons without actually losing any productivity. Here at The W1nners’ club we sometimes have to offer above market rate salaries just to get people in through the door but the numbers usually work out because we sack more people than most companies. Happy Sacking!
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