Of course they should give an employee notice. Who gives an employer the right to play with others lives? Who gives them the right to make decisions that could impact a person's life in a most negative way?
Employers need to wake up, and treat thei employees like humans, instead of bugs that when they outgrow their use, they squash them and sweep them out the door. Is this the right thing to do? No, it isn't.
I've seen it time and time again where an employee comes to work, with no inkling, no clue that he or she is about to be terminated. He brags about the new house he's just bought, the money that's been put aside for little Johnny's braces, the car payments that he has finally managed to catch up. He's cheerfully looking forward to the holidays. At the end of the day, the supervisor walks into this office and tells him,and not to politely, mind you, to pack his things and leave. No explanation, no apologies, no nothing.
Shouldn't one treat others as one would like to be treated? Most likely the company knew at least six months prior, that they would need to lay off or terminate employees. Yet they waited until their need was filled, then they let the employees go. Is this right? I think not.
The Bible says in Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows." What you do to someone else, will surely come back to you.
I've seen it happen. The employer walks into his office, and much to his dismay, his desk drawers are empty, the contents tossed into a cardboard box. The diplomas, he loves so much carelessly stacked on the floor, his wife and two kids' pictures on the floor next to his precious awards. Suddenly, his eyes are opened, and he realizes for the first time...how that truck driver, that shipper, that dockworker that he terminated a few months back must have felt, that he probably had a family; and a home, a mortgage to pay and children to feed.
It's time to wake up, and treat others as we would like to be treated. Be courteous and caring enough to give your employees at least thirty days notice.
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