The ranting of an IT Professional

Apr 30 2009   9:32PM GMT

Firing policy – Come on HR, work with us here

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

So it’s time to fire someone. A sad task that falls on HR because everyone else is busy doing real work.  Here are the two major ways that HR tends to fumble on this all too easy task.

1) You fire the poor schmoe and don’t tell us. Sorry HR, we need to know. There is lots of stuff we need to do to make sure that when you get rid of this guy like disable his account so that Mr. Disgruntled can’t screw up the company.

2) You let us know in advance but then don’t send the guy away. So here we are disabling this guys account and he is still working away at his machine. The problem isn’t going away on its own HR, you still need to inform him and get security to escort him out so we can confiscate his machine. Even with a disabled account there is still a fair bit of damage he can do if he is already logged in.

Please HR, try to work with us on this we can make this an efficient easy proccess and then we can go back to working and you can go back to whatever it is you do.

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