You Can’t Fire Everyone

Tales from the front lines of management
  • Job jumping blues: '60 jobs later' and other tales

    Whether you're itching for something better or you know time is running out at your current gig, negotiating a job change is a challenge. Here are three readers' stories from the front lines.

    FORTUNE -- Whether they were jumping themselves or dealing with the assumption that they ought to jump, the following readers' stories speak to the immense challenge of determining what it is you want in a career and when MORE

    - Apr 12, 2011 10:17 AM ET
  • 'I had to fire my friend' and other termination tales

    Whether you're on the delivering or receiving end, layoffs and firings are a messy office enterprise. Here are four readers' stories from the front lines.

    The following four readers' tales of firing and being fired -- the first round of the You Can't Fire Everyone series -- speak to the dread, anger, and, yes, humor enmeshed in this most unnerving office ritual.

    Weigh in with your own firing experiences. Leave MORE

    - Mar 17, 2011 10:59 AM ET
  • What to do when your star employees quit

    The day your best employee comes in with the news that they're moving on is the day you start recruiting them again. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

    By Hank Gilman, deputy managing editor

    While you might have a bigger paycheck and you might have a special feeling inside now that you have a staff of your own, the gripes, hiring, and firing responsibilities are also all yours. Welcome MORE

    Mar 9, 2011 10:18 AM ET
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