Last night, Liza and I watched Up In The Air. Well, I should rephrase that. I watched twenty minutes before I dozed off on the couch. Pathetic. But from what I could put together, George Clooney's character is hired by other companies to fire people for a living. Kind of seems like a waste of money doesn't it? If you want to give someone the pink slip, just MAN UP and do it yourself!
While I'm positive the editor who fired me did not lose a wink of sleep over it, I thought his delivery was pretty weak. He couldn't even look me in the eye as he gave me some BS excuse about my inability to "pull in the contacts they needed." (Umm, you knew from the jump that I had no prior tabloid reporting experience. Doesn't it take more than a few months to develop strong contacts? Whateves.) And even though I was both fuming and crying on the inside, I took the high road and extended my hand to end the 60-second conversation in a cordial manner. However, what I really wish I had done is this.
So tell me: Have YOU ever fired someone from a job? Was it hard to do? And if you could fire anyone, who would it be? I think I'd go with Sarah Palin. I could totally do without turning on the TV and seeing her face on it. P.S. I recently realized on a previous post that I said "you betcha!" and I almost diiied. Never again.