Let's face it, being fired stinks. Some employees, however, handle the news better than others. According to a survey by Risk Control Strategies, a threatand risk assessment firm headquartered in New York City, job loss was cited by employers both big and small as one of the top three factors that contributed to instances of workplace violence at their firms. Eighty-one percent of the 602 senior executives surveyed reported that the number of violent incidents at their firms increased over the last two years, and 58% blamed that increase, in large part, to job loss.
One reason ex-employees might seek revenge against their employers is because, in their eyes, their employer embarrassed them on their way out, e.g., hovered over them while they packed up their workspace; had security escort them out for no good reason. Allowing employees to leave with dignity will go a long way in dissipating their anger ov...(register to read more)