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    The Need for Employee Firing

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    (1) What are some of the potential implications of refusing to fire an employee in terms of indirect and direct costs?

    (2) If supervisors believe employee discipline emanates from a reprimand process, describe three mistakes supervisors may make in jeopardizing their employees' morale.

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    (1) Some of the potential implications of refusing to fire an employee in terms of indirect and direct costs are as follows:

    -The direct costs are low productivity, low enthusiasm, and low motivation of the employee. An employee fit to be fired directly disrupts production, leaves a poor impression on the customers, and causes chaos in the workplace. Each of these issues costs the firm time and money (1).

    -The indirect costs are that employees who ...

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    This solution discusses terminating employment, including potential implications when a subpar employee is kept on staff despite not being up to standards and common mistakes made by supervisors in disciplining employees that have an adverse impact on overall employee morale.

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