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How would you feel if you were fired from your place of employment via streaming

  1. Cassandra Goduti profile image60
    Cassandra Godutiposted 5 years ago

    How would you feel if you were fired from your place of employment via streaming video?

    This question is based on a movie I was recently watching, "Up in the Air" starring George Clooney.
    The words used over video com knowing that a packet was send a head and is laying on the table in front of you.
    "Mr./Ms.....The reason we are having this conversation is your position is no longer available."
    "Hearing the words you are let go is never easy. Change is always scary. But consider the following: anybody who has ever built an empire or changed the world sat where you are now. And it is because they sat there, they were able to do it."
    What is your thought on this impersonal process.

  2. pippap profile image86
    pippapposted 5 years ago

    After I got over the initial shock of being dismissed, I would realize how lucky I was to be dismissed.  Anyone or any business that would employ that level of hurtful, impersonal conduct with an employee is not the place I want to be working.  If anything went wrong on the job, they would be the first ones to throw you under the bus.

    Being happy in my workplace is worth more than a well-paying job working for a company completely devoid of all human empathy.

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, it is so impersonal to let someone go via video. However, I suspect they may use it to avoid any negative interactions and to lessen the guilt.

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    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    Streaming video is rather cold, but there is no good way of being fired.

    I was called in, handed a separation conract, told it was not negotiable, given no reason for the dismissal except for the "new direction BS" and told to take a couple of weeks to look it over.

    I know of a major oil company that had a series of layoff and the person given the job of telling the people that this was not the end but a new beginning and we are going to help you find new employment...

    At the end of the day, the person delivering that line of bull was called in and told..."this is not the end, this is a new beginning..." She did not let them finish. I was not present, but I think she used a few very descriptive adjectives to describe the situation and the person. Took her paperwork and walked out.