Originally Posted by englade321
Not being able to get rid of dead weight inflicts even private industry in the U.S . Even though the work I did was 100% union if I was managing a project and found a man lacking I just called for his check and sent him down the road . I didn't need to qualify the action with anything other than I didn't need him anymore
I agree with you. Even non-union shops. I have worked in large organizations since graduating college, and it is ongoing joke at every place, that noone ever gets fired. At my last employer, they rarely even fired sales who didn't hit quota (the entry level low-paid sales guys, they'd can for not hitting in a month, but the high-level, large customer sales guys rarely got canned).
There is the perpetual fear of getting sued for wrongful termination. They give you like 3-6 months to start performing, then they put you on a performance improvement plan for 3-6 months, and then if you're still not up to it, then you get the boot.