Hi everyone...so, I was wondering if anyone on the forum has ever fired someone? I'm asking because I am going through the process of "potentially" firing someone, and it's been a really difficult, emotional decision for me. Without going into details, this has been my first time supervising anyone and despite two informal reviews, this person is still having adjustment issues. Our COO told me to draft a memo for our lawyers to review, and the memo turned out to be several pages. I'm having a really hard time because (and I guess this is a personal mistake) I think this person is really great, personality-wise, but work-wise, just doesn't get it. This person is not detailed-oriented or proactive, and rarely follows up with me (and this has caused some problems for other colleagues in the office). Does anyone have any insight or advice to share? It's really hard knowing that I may be causing someone extreme unhappiness. I've never been fired before from a job, so thankfully, I don't know what it's like, so I would also like to hear from people who have been fired (if possible). I want to be as fair as possible. Thanks.