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Client trusts me. Confided in me that they are planning to shitcan the person I interface with weekly/daily. I feel for the soon-to-be unemployed...then again, they won't make life hell for me anymore

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I do some compliance/white collar work and sometimes the decision to terminate someone is taken long before it actually happens (and usually while we are still working with that person). The thing is, as bad as you might feel, it’s not your company and it’s a business decision (which we, as external counsel, have no business interfering in unless specifically asked to). So I just shut up, feel a little sad, and move on.

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Sit back and watch Karma take care of them for making your life hell!!!

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I feel bad, but also...this person is impeding progress at the client and making my job harder. AMA.

On the plus side you’ll have an inside track to the departing colleague’s chair/lamp, etc.

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