Terminations

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by greg, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. greg

    greg

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    While terminating an employee is certainly harder on and more stressful on the employee being terminated, we all know how hard it is for us sometimes. How does everyone deal with it? I'm asking because I just had to can somebody today by instruction of my boss (conveniently on vacation) that I didn't believe should have been let go. I feel like crap.
     
  2. kuan

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    There's no easy way is there? Greg where are you these days anyways? Wanna get together for lunch or something?

    Kuan
     
  3. suzanne

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    Flashback!!! I was fired by the "marketing" partner while the "operations" one for whom I did virtually all my work was on vacation.

    And I had to fire two of our temporary cooks as soon as the busy season was over (one of whom I really wanted to keep, instead of the third cook I was told to keep) -- during the company Xmas party! :(

    Greg, is there anything you can do to help the fired employee find a new job? Write a recommendation letter, maybe? Make a referral to a friend who trusts your assessment of people?
     
  4. greg

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    Kuan, I'm at Little Six Casino. It's a long drive, but the pay and benefits are pretty good. However, I'm not a big fan of the corporate environment. I'd love to get together for lunch. Let the arguing over where we'll go begin.

    Suzanne, I've got the employees cell number and have started to look around. Thanks for the tip on the referral letter; I hadn't thought of that.
     
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    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    If you don't have hire ability at that company, there is no way you should be the one doing the firing. That's just low class and abdication of responsibility by the upper level management. They need some proper business education.

    Phil
     
  6. chefboy2160

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    I feel for you my friend!I have had to do this more times than I care to remember.Whats so hard for most of us is that we worked our way up to being the chef and so we know what our employees are going through at most times.
    The corporate environment is not the workplace environment and so there lies the conflict!It is very tough to work at the level we work at and deal with both.
    I agree with Suzanne,help them out if you can and dont beat yourself up to bad.
    Remember there is always a light at the end of a tunnel.
    Chin up, Doug..................
     
  7. mike

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    That sucks my friend & is particularly gutless on the part of the boss.Good luck , you will do good im sure.