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How many people have you fired?

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I’ve coached 5-6 consultants out. In the end this job sucks and is not fun when you are not doing well, receiving feedback over and over again and always being a step behind is not mentally healthy. Each of them have talent and can be successful in another role/industry. I like to think I’m expediting their ultimate decision to change careers but in the moment it’s certainly heartbreaking to see the major negative impact of losing your job.

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"I've fired more people than this before breakfast!" - L. McGarry, WH Chief of Staff, c. 2000 CE

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None. I don't hire duds in the first place 😤

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It’s pretty rare to be the one to fire or let someone go in consulting - usually done by HR. But I have sealed the last nail on the coffin for a couple of people :(

Not saying I like it - but sometimes things just don’t work out 😕

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100K+. I work in organization redesign. It's tough to see livelihoods being torn apart through my profession. I constantly try to stay grounded and humbled knowing that the work I do isn't just an Excel model or some name and title on a screen, it's an actual person with a spouse, kids, and sometimes, their job is their identity.

One, at a previous job. She knew she was in the wrong, came in on her day off to apologize and bring me chocolate. I still fired her, but I got chocolate out of it.

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