Considerate Termination

It’s time to implement considerate termination

Donald Trump, The Man with the Toupee, who wanted to trademark the phrase “You’re Fired” from his reality TV show “The Apprentice,” has contributed another dubious phrase to the English language: “You’ve been Trumped.”

Being “Trumped” tends to look like this: an employee is asked to meet with his manager first thing on a Monday morning, and is told that his employment is terminated. The employee is quickly relieved of e-mail access and all mobile electronics supplied by the company. He is walked out the door, sometimes under escort. Depending on the organization, there may be an outplacement counsellor or someone from the HR Department to provide support to the employee.

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