Negative team member who must go?

Do you have a person who's failing to meet expectations, putting you in awkward situations with clients and spreading negativity?   You’ve raised points with her in the past, but nothing seems to be changing. In fact, it’s just getting worse. She’s insinuated she’s prepared to leave by verbally suggesting a ‘parting of ways’. But she won’t hand her notice in?!   You want her to leave the business she’s too troublesome to keep on.   Now what?   All you want to do is say: Sorry, your services are no longer needed. Collect your stuff, you will be paid your notice period. Then escort her out.   Is that the sort of thing you were thinking of doing?   My advice: Be careful.   Best thing to do it to take control of the situation.   She’s suggested the parting of the ways and then failed to give notice because she’s hoping for a pay-out. So, pay her off and...

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