Originally Posted by Slug71
I know it has it's benefits like being able to quit. But do you think that it should be revised so that employers can't terminate without reason or warning?
With the way the economy is, I think employees should at least be given a verbal and/or written warning before being terminated and have the chance to 'fix' whatever the issue may be.
Seems there's so much talk about getting people back to work and creating job but what about keeping people at work?
The only reason I have employees is to increase profits for myself. They are employed solely to increase the amount of work the business completes in a week, so I can invoice for more money (and thus more profit). If they aren't productive enough, and/or they make mistakes that cut into the profit, they get fired. If business slows down, I cut jobs as needed to stay profitable. I don't owe anybody a job.
That may sound harsh, but that is the reality of operating a small business in 2012. I do my best to land jobs to keep everyone working 40+hrs/wk but that doesn't always happen.
As for those who need to be fired, I am glad to operate in a state that doesn't interfere with my right to fire people as I see fit.