||Oracle Tips by Burleson
When unacceptable behavior occurs, the issue
must be addressed with the computer professional in a relatively
short time frame, depending on the seriousness of the behavior. At
times, IT personnel act contrary to company policies and management
fails to respond expeditiously or to directly highlight the specific
violation committed. Without taking these steps before discharging
an employee, the employee may be confused and shocked by the
surprise actions and go into an emotional rage.
Another situation that will catch an
employee off guard occurs when in previous years a manager gives
good performance appraisals to the employee, and then abruptly
terminates the employee for poor performance. Of course this
situation may be valid in some rare circumstances, but in many cases
indicates poor or inaccurate feedback rating by the manager.
Several reasons may explain such
inconsistencies including favoritism in the past, a weak and
non-decisive manager, change of reporting manager or job function,
personal issues or life-changes, and work-related conflicts. IT
managers are presented with many of these situations outside of
their control, but they certainly can be honest, direct, and fair in
rating the performance of their staff.
The above book excerpt is from:
Firing Computer Professionals
manager Guide for Terminating "With Cause"