I have a legal pad I use for daily notes on employees. I think I am in a little bit different situation with my employees because most have only a HS diploma and many are drop outs or immigrants. So their options are pretty limited when I let them go. I have always built up such a case or they did something so aggregious that I have no problem firing them its just they don't think shit through before they do it. They don't have the capacity of forward thinking and the potential consequences of their actions.
I actually have an arbtration hearing next week for an ex employee that refused to work and so I fired him. he's been without work since april. I know he's got kids and shit. He jsut didn't think about what the hell was going to happen. I feel more bad for the kids than him. he got exactly what he deserved but the kids deserve more. you know?
"Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning."
(Colonel David M. Shoup, USMC, Tarawa, 21 November 1943.)