Thursday, September 07, 2006

CNN's worst ways to get fired

CNN presents the worst ways to get fired:
  • Strategy 1: It can be extremely taxing to ruin people's day face to face, so create a little breathing room.
  • Strategy 2: Consider the cattle call. It can build team spirit.
  • Strategy 3: There is no such thing as "too low." So don't be afraid to test bottom. One option is to let employees figure things out for themselves.
  • Strategy 4: Remember, no one is ever too old to play musical chairs.
  • Strategy 5: It can be a nice touch when you offer the newly fired a ride home.
  • Strategy 6: You know what they say: it's always the quiet ones. So make sure the meek don't go ballistic.
I have seen most of these. It's really sad that the people pulling the firing trigger have become so insecure, inhuman, unfeeling, and short-sighted.