Preparing for the “You’re Fired” Speech

Preparing yourself to fire someone can often be both overwhelming and stressful. Sometimes, depending on how terrible an employee the person is, you may even enjoy firing them. Even if you are relieved to be firing an employee, it is still important to take certain steps to make sure what you say, and how you say it is both proper and respectable. Even if he or she are the worst employee you have ever had, you don’t want to lose your professionalism when you are firing them. Making sure to stay professional shows great character, and it can often help to keep riled emotions from escalating.

Write a Draft of Your Speech and Read it Aloud

Think What You Are Going To Say When You Fire An Employee
Think What You Are Going To Say When You Fire An Employee
When you’re trying to prepare yourself for giving a speech in which you have to fire someone, one of the best things you can do is to actually write out the speech, and then read it out loud. You should try doing this in front of a mirror, so that you can watch yourself for facial clues and gestures that will show that you are sincere, yet firm. Make sure you listen carefully to what you’ve wrote, and remember to edit it line-by-line if need be. You want your speech to sound solid. You don’t want the person that you’re firing to think that you’re intimidated by the situation, or that you’re not firm in your decision.

Once you have finished your draft, continue to read and edit it up until you’re ready to call in your employee. Make sure you rehearse your speech as much as possible. You may not know all of it word for word, but you definitely do not want to be reading it from a piece of paper, or from the computer when you’re firing your employee. They will take extreme offense to it, and it would be rightly so. You shouldn’t have anything to help remind you why you’re firing this person. If you do, they could argue that you are simply picking on them due to your on bias. It could lead to various grievances, and possibly even a lawsuit.

Do not allow your employee to think that you don’t know what you’re doing or saying. Even if you aren’t sure about things, pretend that you are. When you are speaking to them, they should not doubt even for a second that what you’re saying goes. The moment that they see you falter, they will try to take advantage of the situation.

Make Sure You Know Who to Contact In Case Things Get Out of Hand

Fire That Employee The Right Way
Fire That Employee The Right Way
Although it is rare, you may end up having to call security, or even the police when a former employee doesn’t take the news of being fired very well. Some employees can overreact and cause a lot of chaos and drama for you and other people. Some former employees may even become dangerous to you as well as to themselves and others. Always keep a phone or some other form of contact communication between you and someone who is trained to control the situation. If your former employee has become angry, irate, and aggressive, do not try to control the situation on your own. You may end up putting yourself in danger. Instead, call the authorities and let them handle things. If you’re afraid for your life, try to put some distance between you and the former employee. Shout for help if you must, even if it’s just to make others aware of the situation.

Firing an employee is probably something that most people don’t enjoy. Unfortunately, many times it simply has to be done. When you prepare yourself (and your speech) for firing an employee, it will make things easier on you by helping to keep you calm and collected. You may not enjoy firing your employees, but an important part of having your own business is being able to take the good things along with the bad.

Reorganizing Your Computer Desk Made Easy

Everybody loves coming home from work and sitting down in front of their own awesome computer so that they can waste time on the Internet for a while. After all, it’s a great way to unwind! However, it might not be your favorite thing to do if every day you come home to sit down at a really dirty and disorganized desk. A messy space will leave you feeling like you’re a mess yourself. That’s not the kind of atmosphere that you want to create for yourself in your home office. It’s quite the opposite, as a matter of fact! That’s why you should take an afternoon to fix things up.

Reorganizing your space will give your desk a new lease on life. In fact, you may even begin to want to spend more time than ever before on your computer. There’s nothing wrong with that! However, you’re not going to be able to achieve that if you don’t first make things nice and tidy. This guide is here to help walk you through the steps that you’ll need to take in order to get your desk in good working order once again. Let’s get started!

Start By Clearing Everything Off

Clear Everything Off Your Desk
Clear Everything Off Your Desk
You aren’t going to have any sort of luck trying to clean and reorganize a desk that’s still covered in a bunch of junk. Step one is going to making sure that you’ve taken everything off of your desk. That means everything! Don’t just throw it around all over the place, either. That’s not going to help you clean up. Instead, as you take things off your desk, try to sort and organize them. You’re going to want to put things in an order that you can transfer back onto your desk later. By keeping everything nice and tidy now, you can keep yourself from having issues later on where you have to delay putting your desk back together while you find items you misplaced.

Reorganize Your Cables and Zip Tie Them Up

One of the biggest sources for clutter and mess on anyone’s desk is going to be their computer cables. It doesn’t matter how nicely you set them up the first time you sat down at your desk, those cables always seem to end up tangled together after a little while. How does it happen? No one knows! Now that you have everything out of the way, though, you should use zip ties to cinch up your cables and keep them all in one easy to find place. That way, you won’t have to ever go through the hassle of detangling them ever again.

Clean Your Monitor and Your Keyboard

Don’t forget that you should get some actual cleaning done while you’re doing all of this. The two things that are going to need the most attention will be your monitor and your keyboard. With a lint free cloth and some screen cleaner, get all of the grime off of your monitor. That will allow you to see things much more clearly once again. Then pop the keys off your keyboard and clean out all the crumbs and dust that get trapped inside of there. Once you’ve got them spic and span, you can replace them on your desktop.

Designate Areas For All Your Things

Designate Areas For Everything
Designate Areas For Everything
Now is the time to start moving everything back onto your desk. However, as we said before, don’t just toss everything back onto your desk in a jumble. You won’t have accomplished anything at that point. You’ll just have made another mess. Instead, designate spots on your desk for things like papers, as well as areas for pens and pencils. Once you’ve gotten that taken care of, you’re almost through. Make a survey of your entire workspace. Does it feel like you will be able to get things done more quickly now? If so, you can sit back down and get to work!

What to Do If You Are Stuck in a Job You Hate.

There are plenty of reasons that people wind up despising their jobs. It can range from what they are doing to who they are doing it with, but what they all have in common is that they hate their jobs, and they probably don’t want to do it anymore. The only problem is that people need jobs to live in this world, and it can be insanely difficult to find new jobs anywhere at any time, especially in the current economy. That makes people feel stuck, and that in turn makes them unhappy and makes them feel like they are trapped in something they hate to do and hate to deal with. If you are one of the people who feel like they can’t stand their job anymore, here are some strategies to make things easier to bear until you can find a new job to work.

The Work Itself

Remind Yourself This Isn't Permanent
Remind Yourself This Isn’t Permanent
If you hate your job because of what you are doing, you are in a very tough situation. Some of the worst job hate comes from doing a job that you are indifferent to or even dislike, because all of that apathy eventually evolves into hate for the things you do day in and day out repetitively forever, until you can’t stand anything about your job. You need to be able to let things go and make sure that you realize that it isn’t the people around you who are making you angry. If you lash out at people who are trying to be nice to you, you are just going to end up even worse off than you were before. Try to separate yourself from your work and think of things that make you happy while you do it, and that will help you hold out until you find a better job. Don’t be afraid to let out some anger at the gym either, that will help you too.

The Boss

Your Relationship With Your Boss Is Not Ideal
Your Relationship With Your Boss Is Not Ideal
If it is your boss who is giving you trouble then you have a major annoyance on your hands. Bosses are held in a strange limbo that stops somewhere between peer and teacher, and often becomes someone that many have the uncontrollable urge to slap as hard as they can across the face. If you have a bad boss just keep your head down, your work good, and your flirting skills sub-par. Also start searching for a job as soon as humanly possible, because life will get easier with a new job and a new boss. Therapy in the meantime includes throwing darts at a picture of the boss, as long as you mean no real harm to him, everything will be fine.

The Co-Workers

If it’s the people who you work with that are the problem, then the simple solution is to avoid them and to not come into contact with them If they actively harass you, it is in your rights to be as cold and ruse as you like, and you are also perfectly within your allotted rights to report them to your boss or human resources. If the all already hate you, there is no point trying to gain their affections, and iron fist ruling is the only way to make everyone wary and leave you alone. Hopefully that works, and if not it is time to switch to a different area.

The Customers

You Are Dealing With Rude customers All Day?
You Are Dealing With Rude customers All Day?
Rude customers, reviewers and people are going to be everywhere you go. Do not let stupid people ruin your working experience, or the will ruin every single one you have until you are an old person. Just serve them and then complain about them with your coworkers. It’s a nice release that also bands coworkers together, so it isn’t all bad either. Make sure that people know that you care about them and you like talking to them, it might help to cool the air.

Distance and Hours

If you hate your job because of the when and where, there is not much you can do about that. You just need to grin and bear it or make as much of a change as you think is reasonably. When you finally do it, when you leave your job, come back to either talk to them calmly or serve a supine, defending on how the conversation goes. You will be able to get what you want either way, and you survived through it.