Even people who absolutely love their job have to deal with at least occasional work-related stress and anxiety. And while plenty of companies like to talk about prioritising employees’ mental health and well-being, their actions often say otherwise — including maintaining an environment where the threat of layoffs is constant.
Getting fired is devastating. Hell, even getting called into a meeting unexpectedly can be scary for an employee if their mind wanders to the possibility they could be fired. While this experience is rough on the person being fired, it can also be tough on the person doing the firing, especially if the decision is…