Firing employees

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Henry, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    Call up Tony Soprano and have him send over a couple guys to make this kid 'disappear'. Problem solved!

    :D :D :D
     
  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hi John,

    You are welcome. We are here to help :)
     
  3. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
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    You don't have to go through stepped disciplinary actions if your employee manual doesn't say you have a stepped program. Makes it easier on you if you don't. All to often the stock manuals out there that one might emulate uses a stepped program. Make your life easier and just say xxx infractions may be the cause of disciplinary action up to termination at the disccretion of the company.

    And yes, document everything. It's a pain, but document it.
     
  4. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for all the replys. I ended up firing him in the morning when I pulled up and he was sitting down while the others were all working. He didn't take it badly at all. I think he wanted to get fired so he could collect UI.

    I don't have an policy manual right now, but I think I'll work on one for next year. For those of you that have manuals, how did existing employees feel about having to agree in writing to all your rules?
     
  5. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
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    People like structure. It don't think it's a problem, particularly when you explain how it will benefit them.
     
  6. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ...and that if they don't agree, they can go work elsewhere.....
     

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