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Firing with dignity: In defense of the immediate escort

Jun 23 2012No Comments by justin

Earlier this week, Chris Dixon (blog|twitter) wrote about firing from a startup. I've never worked in a start-up. I've also never ran a company or fired anyone. However, I have been fired from an established mature company. In the comments I shared my experiences on being fired and how I felt that being escorted out the door and not being allowed to say goodbye to my coworkers actually added dignity to the process. Another commenter, Phillip Rhodes disagreed. I wish to expand upon my thoughts …

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Firing with dignity: My own walk of shame

Jun 22 2012No Comments by justin

This is the second and final part of my series on firing. It is an apologia for the practice of immediate removal with escort of the terminated employee. In part one I talked about two firing of coworkers of mine that were formative experiences for me. In this part, I will talk about my experience of being fired and escorted out immediately. At this point in my career I was a .NET developer. I was a rising star in my company, until I made a mistake that lead to a fall from grace. Officially I …

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