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#95: You’re Fired

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, inspired by Jack Dorsey’s recent email that prefaced a giant change at Twitter, we discuss the ins and outs of the worst part of the business world: firing people. It’s never pretty. It’s never easy. However, it is sometimes necessary.

Other topics include:

  • [00:00:00.00]Emma Sponsorship Mention
  • [00:00:42.15]Alison Has Ultimate Job Security
  • [00:01:19.19]Twitter Is Having Problems… Maybe
  • [00:02:28.14]Twitter’s Layoff Email
  • [00:06:00.24]Firing People is a (Horrible) Skill
  • [00:11:32.28]No Matter How Much You Want To, Don’t Shoot the Messenger
  • [00:13:29.27]Taking the Keys
  • [00:14:19.20]Emma Sponsorship Mention
  • [00:15:09.26]There’s Never a Good Day or Time to Fire Somebody
  • [00:17:24.27]The Challenge of Layoffs
  • [00:20:36.24]Your Work Stuff Is NOT “Your Stuff”
  • [00:22:42.17]The Severance Package
  • [00:25:36.22]Emma Sponsorship Mention
  • [00:26:15.17]Fired for Fundraising
  • And so much more. . .

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Items mentioned in this episode

Here’s the Email Jack Dorsey Sent All Twitter Employees on Tuesday Morning About 336 of Them Being Laid Off