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Old 06-09-2019, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I had never seen anyone get fired until a few months ago. I wasn't actually in the room when she got fired, but I saw her leaving and being escorted out of the office. It was really sad to see. She was in tears and looked so dejected. I could relate to her, as I had been in that situation 3 years before. Not sure about how others feel, but I feel that the mentality is that we aren't people, but "parts", and will be easily replaced at the drop of a hat.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Cleverly concealed
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I work in TV. People lose their jobs all the time. We usually find out in an email.

"XX no longer works here. Sincerely, Boss."
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:48 PM
 
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While I am only in my late 20s I have seen a lot of crazy things in corporate America! One thing I have noticed is how many people get fired. They were supposed to be stars and passed a rigorous interview and background investigation and were given extensive orientation and training. Then they disappear. I ask about them and am told in hushed tones that they were fired.

These people seemed nice and worked hard but were fired without notice. (From what I can tell.) I wonder how they land back on their feet? Can they get another job when they were fired for incompetence at their last job and won't have a reference? Will they be able to pay the rent? Is their career ruined?

What is the deal with so many people being fired nowadays?
They just Retired Now.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:52 AM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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While I am only in my late 20s I have seen a lot of crazy things in corporate America! One thing I have noticed is how many people get fired. They were supposed to be stars and passed a rigorous interview and background investigation and were given extensive orientation and training. Then they disappear. I ask about them and am told in hushed tones that they were fired.

These people seemed nice and worked hard but were fired without notice. (From what I can tell.) I wonder how they land back on their feet? Can they get another job when they were fired for incompetence at their last job and won't have a reference? Will they be able to pay the rent? Is their career ruined?

What is the deal with so many people being fired nowadays?
Reasons:

1. Attendance.
2. Attendance.
3. Attendance.
4. Other reasons

We just let go another worker who was a permanent, for lack of attendance. I spoke to him after the third 2 day "Out sick" and warned him that one more they'd put him on probation and ONE more call out in 60-90 days was the end.

Well, he called out, did a three day and then after being put on probation, he then called out one more time....They let him go Thursday.....
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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No one gets fired at my place. The thinking is "if I fire someone will I find someone better?"

We have a few incompetent employees who should be terminated.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:09 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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My Company has laid off up to 1000 on a single date. It doesn't matter how good of an employee you are, your reviews, etc if someone higher up has a "vision" and your dept looks replaceable...bye! This seems to happen every 5 - 10 years.

On the other side there are some that get by doing almost nothing here and still get paid. Totally bizarre.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:50 PM
 
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I have seen, in large companies, they wait until a general layoff. Probably since HR is naturally lazy and doesn't want to do all the paperwork for just one, but if you're getting rid of 100 it's a lot easier. Attendance: I've seen people decide they don't want to work there and just quit showing up without telling anyone. Many companies have adopted a job abandonment policy. Hard to say how many deserved it. Sometimes everyone working on a project is let go at the conclusion regardless of merit.
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:24 PM
 
Location: ohio
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Working since the 1980s. Not many have been fired. Have seen many group layoffs and been in 2 of those.

At one job during about a 6 year time frame, 4 people suddenly were no longer there. A manager, a supervisor, a drafter, and a technician.

Drafter was a temp and just a lazy person. After he got canned I took over his work, I was soon getting more done in half a day than he did in 8 hours.

Supervisor, one day he just was suddenly not there. He had an office sat by himself all day long, rumor was games were found on his PC.

New manager took over the department, was a very abrasive personality, 5 months later was suddenly gone.


Tech dude had many clashes with many people, didn't like being told what to do, when to do it, and when to show up for work. A new manager really got under his skin, within a few months he was sent home for 3 days after a huge argument, within 3 months of that he was fired.
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I have seen, in large companies, they wait until a general layoff. Probably since HR is naturally lazy and doesn't want to do all the paperwork for just one, but if you're getting rid of 100 it's a lot easier. Attendance: I've seen people decide they don't want to work there and just quit showing up without telling anyone. Many companies have adopted a job abandonment policy. Hard to say how many deserved it. Sometimes everyone working on a project is let go at the conclusion regardless of merit.
Executive management makes their decisions and timing to fire people based on HR being naturally lazy?
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Brilliant!
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:16 PM
 
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Executive management makes their decisions and timing to fire people based on HR being naturally lazy?
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Brilliant!
Just describing what I've seen. Maybe it's a cost cutting issue. Perhaps there is a risk of an "improper termination" lawsuit if one employee is singled out.
If anything I think HR departments are even lazier than they used to be. I can see some reluctance to send out rejection letters when they had to be filled out and mailed, which could take several minutes. Now it just takes seconds but still they often don't get sent.
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