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Are managers really sad when they have to let someone go?

She said she was saddened to have let me go, because she really liked me as a person. Said she helped me all that she could, but things are getting complicating. There was a 6 weeks training, I was let go half way through. Signed a paper and I asked if I could leave now. She said "yes please" Oh yeah, she also said, I wrote down you were unsuitable because I don't not know what else to say.

Asked By: sueandbear - 10/5/2006
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Answered By: pax veritas - 10/6/2006
Additional Answers (49)
yes they are beacuse normally they dont wan tto do it
Answered By: aalizabethxo - 10/5/2006
 
sometimes only if they r nice
Answered By: ♥♥pretty eyez♥♥ - 10/5/2006
 
no what do you think i bet they have a grin all over there face especially if they did not like them
Answered By: sugar sweet - 10/5/2006
 
It depends, if the person was a nuisance or a major pain they might not feel very bad. But if orders come down to just fire people at random (downsizing) they might feel some regret.
Answered By: DonSoze - 10/5/2006
 
it depends of wat the person done n if they got fired or let go becasue they had heaps of people
Answered By: surfboy - 10/5/2006
 
It depends on the manager-I've had some that loved to fire people!!
Answered By: SidTheKid - 10/5/2006
 
Some of them are. My mom is a manager and she tries to do everything she can before she has to fire someone. But of course you have some who don't care and like making people miserable.
Answered By: fine.photographer - 10/5/2006
 
I guess it really depends on the person, just like any other emotion and situation is concerned... More
Answered By: Mommyk232 - 10/5/2006
 
some yes some no. y? b'coz if the person is the best, the company will lost a big values.
Answered By: Liquid Solid - 10/5/2006
 
nawwww just when they get rehired and become the boss
Answered By: jered - 10/5/2006
 
Sometimes it is an act, the thing to say, but sometimes they really are sad to lay-off people. Some realize the hardships. Sometimes they realize that things simply aren't working. Sometimes it is the lesser of two evils. I remember a couple of bosses who let me go in a couple of different jobs. In one, I just... More
Answered By: Rabbit - 10/5/2006
 
It depends on the circumstances. But in general, they are sad they have to be the bad guy. Even when someone is a real pain and the manager wants them gone, it's still painful because one realizes the negative impact you are having on their life. However, I try to look at it this way: If I turn you loose, for... More
Answered By: profitmessenger - 10/5/2006
 
usually i think it's not exactly the saddest thing ever, but they don't enjoy doing it. it really kind of depends on circumstances and reasons for letting the person go, those and the manager's relationship with the person are usually the biggest factors
Answered By: C_Millionaire - 10/5/2006
 
My former boss once threw a party before firing 3 employees. The killer is is that she made one of them set up the cookies and ice cream. Basically, what I'm trying to say is not really.
Answered By: painkiller124 - 10/5/2006
 
When I managed a clothing store, the district manager made me fire a girl who had b.o... More
Answered By: iguana - 10/5/2006
 
Depends... More
Answered By: Jennifer J - 10/5/2006
 
yup because they have to fill the shoes until somebody else comes along but in my case my manager was a huge B!tch so who cares she's sad
Answered By: tisha - 10/6/2006
 
Yes.I can not speak for other managers, from my experience. You learn that when you work with someone, from time in and time out, you develop a type of work friendship with those that work with you. You wonder why certain people who are managers dont want to hang out. Not that they dont want to, just its better that... More
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Answered By: Andy V - 10/6/2006
 
It depends on the person because I have seen some be okay, mad, happy and even cry, so i really dont know.
Answered By: yagurlbubblez - 10/6/2006
 
the only reason he/she would be sad is if the got along with you really good.. other than that if he's letting you go its probably cause we weren't good enough for the business or soemthing..
Answered By: bebechick504 - 10/6/2006
 
The ones that aren't dead from the heart up probably are.
Answered By: Neo - 10/6/2006
 
A good manager does not let go, companies gruefully comment they give full power, that is untrue. Managers do not feel sad, either because of simpathy or love, or because they just do care for other things, perhaps related to their experience and virtues... More
Answered By: Manny - 10/6/2006
 
Some are, some aren't. It really depends on how the fired employee acted in the office, and what their personal relationship was like. I'd feel bad firing a friend or hard worker, but not someone who was constantly disturbing the peace or professional environment.
Answered By: Magenta - 10/6/2006
 
i am a manager for a ware house and i have to let people go and i hate it even if they are really poor workers but it comes with the job and unless i want to be out of a job that's what i have to do sucks but i guess that's life .
Answered By: anthonyjklein1 - 10/6/2006
 
depends on if they liked the employee or not. I had a lady to be in tears when she told me 'cause she thought I was gonna cry!
Answered By: DontHate - 10/6/2006
 
not all the time,sometimes it adds to their ego
Answered By: osageavenger - 10/6/2006
 
No..most are on tremenous power trips and actually get off on it
Answered By: Dan The Man - 10/6/2006
 
The first time you ever have to let some one go yes.
Answered By: position28 - 10/6/2006
 
sometimes.sometimes no. You see,it's just an act,so people don't feel so bad.but for others,if they know each other outside of work,they truly feel bad.
Answered By: Rainbow Magic _x7x_ - 10/6/2006
 
Unless the manager in question is as insensitive as Catbert, (evil HR director in the Dilbert comic strip), or unless the person being let go is without people skills (as well as devoid in professional and technical skills), then yes, any manager will be sad to have to let someone go... More
Answered By: warped_factor_ten - 10/6/2006
 
it depends on th person
Answered By: ali - 10/6/2006
 
Their sadness will totally depend on who they are haing to let go. If the reason is a layoff with a good employee, then yes, sadness can come into play. If it is a pain in the butt being let go due to layoff or disciplinary problems, the boss is probably dancing around their office after they are done. Human... More
Answered By: justme - 10/6/2006
 
I work in Human Resources. I can tell you that it works both ways. I have worked at one company in the past where the management culture was to enjoy firing people, and even joke about when they cry. Glad I am not there now. I now work somewhere with more compassion and unless the employee was a big troublemaker yes... More
Answered By: humanresourcesman - 10/6/2006
 
I worked at a company that was laying people off because the company was losing money. Each department manager had to let one person go in their department. The manager for my department decided to let me go because I worked there the least amount of time. She was calm and collective when I went into the office, but... More
Answered By: skybluenimbus - 10/6/2006
 
No... that's just a put on...
Answered By: deakjone - 10/6/2006
 
Depends on the manager. If they have a heart, yes it can be a hard thing to do. You're messing with a persons livelihood - you don't know how they are going to react.
Answered By: mochachreme - 10/6/2006
 
there are managers really would feel sad to let someone go, especially knowing that, that person is deserving and trust-worthy. thre are managers rather love to see someone go especially if that someone is a threat to their career. :)
Answered By: yfort - 10/6/2006
 
Yes in some cases they are. Sometimes it is hard when have to terminate a good employee . Especally when you know the person is a good worker but due to company policy you do not always have a choice.
Answered By: kit_cat_xox - 10/6/2006
 
Depends on how good or bad the employee was.
Answered By: Momzilla - 10/6/2006
 
I will talk from experiance here... More
Answered By: OOgaCHucka - 10/6/2006
 
it depends.. if they like the person and are pretty close then i think they might be sad but if they absolutely can't stand the person.. i think they don't care at all. =]
Answered By: ♥cHeLLy♥BeLLy♥ - 10/6/2006
 
I would think it would depend on the situation like say you have someone who you really enjoy working w/ and there a single mom but they aren't up to par they work to slow or something than yes as a manager there is definitely a hard tug but that's why if your a manager it is a responsible position that should not be... More
Answered By: barbie89032 - 10/6/2006
 
it depends on the employee if they are a good one in general they will try to keep them if they don't like them they usually just fire them anyways in letting one go though they just deal with it and life goes on they figure they will find another employee of that caliber sometime eventually
Answered By: charles bolen - 10/6/2006
 
I held a managerial position for ten years and I did not like to have to terminate a staff person who was honest and doing their best. There were times, however, when a staff person was not performing well, wanted only a pay check, or was not working well with other staff personnel that I was relieved to let them go... More
Answered By: missingora - 10/6/2006
 
I'd guess that depends both on who the manager is and on who the person is they're letting go.
Answered By: beast - 10/6/2006
 
well it depends on the manager . if he-she is nice maybe. if he-she is mean there is a good chance he-she isn't
Answered By: daddysonlygirl95 - 10/6/2006
 
I would not think so...don't you think after so many times firing someone it's come naturally without emotion behind it...It is part of their position, comes with their title.
Answered By: lore - 10/6/2006
 
it depends on the circumstances and the relationship between the manager and the person. it also depends on the persons efficiency as an employee
Answered By: de bizzle - 10/6/2006
 
NO they are glad that they fried you. and some times if they fire u they just want to talk to you.
Answered By: mnm_h_1995 - 10/6/2006
 
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