Originally Posted by EagleRob
In the opposite position - tomorrow I have to terminate an employee for cause. He's a good guy but doesn't know the technical details he needs in order to do the job well. I'm a contract lead and my customer wants him out. Never had to let someone go before. I'm actually losing sleep over it this week as I'm putting him in the position of having to live my biggest fear - unemployed. I don't expect any sympathy but just throwing it out there that its no picnic being on the other side of the table. I hired this guy, trained him, believed in him, tried to help him through the struggles. Tomorrow I will have to give him the shock of immediate termination and the walk of shame to the lobby. Not my way to do it but more a company policy.
Boo. But that's part of the buisness. The best you can do is learn from it and work to make it never happen again.