Have you ever had to fire someone? I came across this podcast from This American Life, called Human Resources. In the opening sequence there is a sample firing.
I think the guy does a pretty good job, but I prefer a much more direct approach. Of course, there was a fade out, so I don’t know everything he said. But, you should listen to it anyway.
The next story is about the “Rubber Room” in New York City, where teachers are sent to sit and still get paid while the district is determining their fate. Contrast that with this town in Rhode Island that fired all the teachers.