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If you manage employees, you'll want to check out the hiring and firing advice in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Someone to fire
- A complete lack of professionalism
- A self-absorbed nature
Come out of left field
Never provide constructive criticism to an employee, or alert him to the fact that his performance is below expectations. You’re supposed to write this kind of stuff down and maintain a file on it—but why bother?
When it’s time to give someone the boot, give no thought to what you are going to say, and avoid familiarizing yourself with the chain of events leading up to termination. Be unorganized and uncaring.
Get to the point
Come right to the point. Something like 'Morning, Tommy. Guess what? YOU’RE FIRED!!!' is a real attention grabber—and says it all. Under no circumstances make eye contact with the condemned.
When the employee asks about collecting unemployment, say, 'How would I know? I still have a job.' Then chortle.
Escort him out
Escort the ex-employee off the premises in the most conspicuous manner possible.
Don’t stop rumors
If you start to hear whispers among the staff that the fired worker must have been stealing from the company, don’t bother setting the record straight. It’s not polite to pass judgment.