Slacker and Steve - Fired Over Text (Audio)

August 23, 2017

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Some employees would rather be fired via text or instant message, especially those who are younger. A survey of 1,154 working adults from software company Cyberlink showed that one in 13 workers would prefer to be fired over text or instant message instead of having the conversation in-person. For millennial employees, the number increased to one in eight workers. According to one global marketing expert, it's because millennials are heavy users of social media and the digital space, they feel more comfortable conveying "feelings in a short and succinct way."

 

Do you think it's okay to be fired over text? Would you rather get fired face-to-face?