Think getting fired is hard? Try doing the firing.
And when you are a small business owner it can be particularly hard.
At best, it's an uncomfortable face-to-face confrontation that can lead to hurt feelings. At worst: physical altercations, hacked servers and lost clients.
"Large corporations have a team of people who can assist with hiring and training new people," said Roberta Chinsky Matuson, president of Human Resource Solutions, a Massachusetts-based consultancy. "Small businesses have much less bench strength when it comes to staffing and training."
They don't have much when it comes to firing either. Here's what seven disgruntled employees did to small business owners after they learned they were getting pink-slipped.
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