Business was terrible and not picking up any momentum. I had to fire somebody, and I narrowed it down to one of two people, Debra or Jack. It was an impossible decision because they were both super workers. Rather than flip a coin, I decided I would fire the first one who used the water cooler the next morning.
Debra came in the next morning with a horrible hangover after partying all night. She went to the cooler to take an aspirin.
I approached her and said, “Debra, I’ve never done this before but I have to either lay you or Jack off.”
“Could you jack off for now?” she says. “I feel like shit. If you can wait, I’ll do you at lunchtime.”…………For a moment I was stunned. Then I walked back to my office, because I knew, I had to let Jack go. Bosses have to make some really tough decisions!