By Dustin Puryear, Founder and CEO of Puryear
There is nothing more nerve-racking than firing somebody. Yet, here I was doing it.
“Sorry, but you just don’t fit. You were great when you started in your role here, but now things have changed and sometimes that means hard choices have to be made.”
There may have been a little quiver in my hand as I started signing the pink slip.
“The harsh reality is that sometimes a company moves faster than you and, well, you get left behind. That’s what has happened here. It’s nothing personal. It’s just business. I’m sure you understand.”