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Separating Yourself From A Bad Employee
By Michael Moore, Director McKenzie HR Solutions
A consistent source of inquiries about terminations is: “How do we deal with a nasty, unreasonable employee when we must let her/him go?” Most doctors are understandably confrontation-averse. And nothing causes the stomach to churn like the fear of a termination turning into a real donnybrook. There are definitely steps you can take to reduce the possibility of an unpleasant or even dangerous confrontation.
Let us begin with the observation that even the best employee can - and sometimes does - metamorphose into a vindictive, impossible burden. Sometimes, too, a really evil person can hide their true nature until you have brought them on board. It happens all too often. The truth is that in almost all situations, there is a good deal of advance warning. Employee behaviors tend to deteriorate over time. Seldom, if your eyes are open, should a crisis come as a surprise.