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10 Ways Not to Fire An Employee


10 Ways Not to Fire An Employee

Posted by Payroll Data Processing in Blog Jan 28 2014

Firing employees is always a difficult task, for you, and especially the employee being let go. But there are certain techniques that can help the transition easier for everyone.

We’re going to switch things up a bit, and instead of giving good advice on how to fire an employee, we’re going to give you 10 ways NOT to fire an employee. But if you choose not to listen you may find yourself with fuming former staff, at risk for many lawsuits and it may even end your career.

1. “Subject: The company doesn’t need you anymore” If you’re really trying to peeve someone, make sure to send them an e-mail letting them know that they are fired because the company doesn’t need them anymore. This is great for letting your former employee know how unappreciated they are to the company, and you can devastate them in a matter of seconds.

2. “C ya never” If you want to be even less professional with your firing, just send a quick text message to their phone. It will get the point across quick, and be as rude, if not more rude than an e-mail.

3. Skip out. Instead of doing it yourself, put a subordinate in charge of firing and lock yourself in the office until everyone has left for the day.

4. Public humiliation. Instead of quietly calling your employees into your office, and privately speaking with them, why not call them out in front of everyone! From this point, make sure they carry a banker’s box full of all of their belongings in front of as many people as possible on their way out.

5. Play invisible. Once you’ve informed the now-former employee you’re letting them go be sure to avoid any questions they may have about the dismissal.

6. The forgetful boss. It’s Monday morning, the employee you meant to fire shows up, and you immediately greet them with, “What are you doing here? You were fired Friday!” There’s nothing like being disorganized and embarrassing the employee at the same time.

7. Don’t give accurate evaluations. Tell your employee they’re doing a wonderful job and there is nothing they need improvement on. Do this right up until the contract with the new guy replacing the ex-employee is signed. Then let them know they perform poorly and now no longer have a job.

8. Blame the employee. If you’re feeling bad about firing an employee, and trying to convince yourself it isn’t your fault maybe you should tell your employee loudly how it is his/her fault.

9. Confuse the employee. While they’re out have all of their belongings misplaced, new furniture added, along with new locks on each of the doors. If they don’t get the picture, keep doing such things, and schedule meetings without them until they catch on.

10. When the employee asks about their future imply that they may be kept, moved to another location or even promoted- right up until you fire them and say, “thanks” for their years of service to the company.

Just to recap, these are 10 ways to avoid firing employees. If you’re looking the best ways you should fire an employee just click here.