He said he was outright fired - which is not really my employers style. Typically they'll just give you a bad review and put you on the PiP [Performance Improvement Plan] or just let you linger until the next layoff wave happens and then cut you. I've only seen this happen like maybe twice before but the lad deserved it.
I helped him carry his gnarl out to his Audi today. Got to talk to him a bit in the parking lot. Sounded like he got to keep that big bonus they gave him and he's hoping to hook on with AWS. My understanding is that they play for keeps and are ball busters there so he'd better shape up.
We interview a couple of guys next week - older guys. Guess they've had enough of the high flying youngsters. If anything new and interesting breaks I'll keep the thread informed.
Well, hopefully he learned his lesson and you will get a more productive, and stable, employee or co-worker. On the good side, for him, most companies are so lawsuit cautious, and some states even have laws, that he might be able to get another gig even without a good reference because many companies now will only 'verify employment,' and then only if asked. Here there is talk to make it illegal for an employer to ask questions about criminal background (until the interview process) because it discriminates. I don't know. I can see how if someone did something as a young person and depending on the crime they should have a chance to reform and so an interview might be persuasive getting them a job, but then again with, in many places, an employers-market why take the risk and weed-out ex-cons from the beginning.