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Note: This post was inspired by two posts recently published by Dave Ashton of SnapCar. It, like Dave’s “Why I hired you” and “Why I fired you”, is a fictitious note to a fictitious employee. I love Dave’s notes. They should be required reading for anyone looking for a job, or who is in a job and facing  difficulties. Caveat: My firm provides executive search, career transition services and executive coaching. Dise & Company Lincolnshire International does not have an existing business relationship with Dave or his firm.

You can fire anyone at any time for any reason or no reason… that’s what employment at-will is all about, right? Yet, employee terminations are fraught with anxiety because they involve people, people who have families, bills, tuition, health issues… an endless list....