The Admin From Hell

1 Dec

As long as we are ruminating about firing people, here is a cautionary tale for all you “nice guys” out there who think you can do it and not hurt people.

A small company decided to separate a very difficult administrative assistant by eliminating her job.  I advised them to make sure she was locked out of their systems before they did so and to treat her respectfully, but get her out of the building as quickly as possible.

They had a party for her on Friday afternoon after they gave her the news. Nice guys do dumb things like this all the time,.  On Monday when they retuned to work, all their accounts receivable had been deleted.  Fortunately, they did have a back-up system.

Stress makes people stupid

– Stupid people sometimes do bad things

– Lesson learned

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