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Old 04-18-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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With all these "Disappearing co-workers" and how people were terminated from their companies and in mid project, I was curious if the firing of that member (Whoever it was) did it hurt, help or totally nuke the project?

Were there "After effects" from the firing? Like people walking soft for a while or keeping heads down so as not to be a target?
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Most places I've worked, people had a tendency to tread softly after a firing or layoff.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:24 PM
 
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Let's separate firing from a general layoff. The layoffs seemed to increase tension, people looking over their shoulder wondering if they're next etc. I've seen a couple layoffs handled so poorly they left a bad taste in the mouth of new employees who were hired several years later and never even knew the ones laid off.


Now to firing. The organizations I've been in over the years have had few, most being for performance. In general each led to higher morale and better performance for the team. Usually the terminated employee brought some sort of drama to the team that tore the overall team down and caused increased work for others. I firmly believe that if someone is unable to perform, you give them every chance to learn and be trained before the last resort of firing. If someone is unwilling to perform, the sooner you cut that cancer out, the better for all involved and your team will thank you for it. In either case performance improves.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:27 PM
 
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It depends on how often your corp fires. If it is more than extremely infrequent, they do not know how to hire, and need a new management team.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:24 AM
 
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Not so much firing as resigning due to poor management. I work in IT and my lady employer had zero desire to retain people so projects could be put on hold indefinitely. One took 8 years to see the light of day and only did because I picked up a mess that someone else left and forced it to completion. I think they purposely wanted people to resign so they didn't have to fire anyone or do layoffs.
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