I fired someone today.
I’m not happy about it, I took no pleasure in it… but it had to be done. I hired someone to do a job, they billed me for many more hours than it ought to have taken, and then I found out today that they hadn’t even started the actual project yet. Not a clue what they’ve been doing for the time I was billed for.
The first time I fired someone, my (former) business partner told me to go eat a cupcake. This was significant because it was coming from a man who had personally declared war on both sugar and gluten… but he said screw it, you deserve it.
That was also a case of someone just not doing the work they were paid for. So was the next time. That’s been the case every time, actually. I’m exceedingly forgiving otherwise.
It has only ever gotten a bit easier; I really dislike confrontation. (in regards to the cupcake, he must have mistaken my paleness and shaking for severely low blood sugar lol)