Radford University cuts jobs and morale
The school fired two popular employees without warning. They deserved better treatment.
There was this finger-wagging lecture (and it's classic): "Everyone knew the layoffs were coming, but dropping the ax so abruptly is no way to treat long-time employees." And finally, "This is not like ripping off a Band-Aid. Quick firings leave a lingering sting that undermines morale and the reputation of the university."
Hear! And might I add HEAR!
I hope a copy of the editorial made its way into the executive offices where the futures of talented people now departed were determined in a manner that many would describe as "quick firings [that] leave a lingering sting that undermines morale ..."