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Firings this week: Sports!

Athletes are unique employees. Their highly specialized (if objectively useless) skills require highly specialized (if objectively useless) management approaches. Coaches, trainers and others that work in the world of athletics are under great pressure to make sure their charges perform … Continue reading

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Firings this week: Royal stupidity edition

As you may have heard despite the lack of media coverage, earlier this morning Prince William married Kate Middleton. Unlike many in the family’s history, the Prince wisely chose to marry someone further removed from the Royal bloodline than a … Continue reading

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Firings this week: Entertainment edition

Schadenfreude is a German word that means pleasure derived from the misfortune of others. When those experiencing the misfortune are connected to the entertainment industry, the pleasure might then be called “enterpainment.” On that shaky etymological footing, you’re invited to … Continue reading

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Resignations of the week

Self-preservation is a primal instinct, and a critical skill for office survival. It’s self-preservation that compels us to say “Not it!” to unappealing tasks and “I’d better not” when presented with easy opportunities to defraud the Company. Like ants defending … Continue reading

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High profile firings this week

Each week hundreds of your colleagues are fired for hundreds of reasons, from gross incompetence to competent grossness (i.e., hygiene issues). As Abraham Lincoln said, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice that thorn bushes have roses. … Continue reading

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