The callous way I was fired

Tony Adriaans talks about how he was fired and the feelings he went through in the process
By Tony Adriaans
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/28/2003

T

hanks for coming and don’t let the door hit your backside on the way out.

I know those weren’t the words he used, but that sentence describes the very short meeting most effectively. It might have been something like, “We’re making a change,” or “There has been a re-structure,” or “We’re moving in a different direction.” I can’t recall the exact words and frankly, it no longer matters. But, the message was loud and clear. You are no longer wanted or needed by the company you gave three decades of your life to.