HR Strange But True

Refusing to Believe

Over the past few weeks, we heard from our readers about their strange experiences from the HR trenches. For example, there was the employee who was too honest during a g-chat and the applicant who blew the interview with an inappropriate joke.

This week, we are sharing another reader’s story about a termination. Here’s the story:

We terminated an employee once who refused to believe that he was actually terminated. We sat in our HR office for 2 hours with our in-house general counsel assuring him that he was in fact terminated.

“He kept insisting that he was not fired and that he “refused to accept that [he] was fired.”

Thank you for sharing your story with us!

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