Fire a vendor (and still feel OK after doing it) — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Fire a vendor (and still feel OK after doing it)

Get PDF file

by on
in Centerpiece,Office Management,Office Organizer

by Heather Lloyd-Martin

fired stampI had to fire a vendor today.

When it comes to giving someone the ax, I am a far cry from Donald Trump. Did I get pleasure from the experience? Heck no. Did I lose sleep over the decision? Sure.

Did it need to be done? Yes.

Fortunately, I’ve (finally) learned when to fire someone—and how to do it well.

Chances are, you’ll have to fire a vendor someday. The writer who misses deadlines. The accountant who doesn’t return your calls. The consultant that isn’t teaching you anything new. It’s never easy—no matter why you have to let them go.

Looking back, I’ve made many “I should have fired them sooner” mistakes. There was the vendor who bad-mouthed me to clients and colleagues. (And yes, my clients and colleagues told me what she said.) There was the flaky vendor who would do a half-assed job, make lots of mistakes, and charge me for fixing the mistakes she made. And then there was the vendor who was so ru...(register to read more)

To read the rest of this article you must first register with your email address.

Email Address:

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: