What do you folks think about the recent protests in France? Do you think people should be guaranteed a job? Many Americans think these protests are strange, and in some ways even comical, because they think firing people for a good reason is the natural right of an employer.
Many Americans think that sometimes getting fired can be a very positive thing. It can be the signal that you’ve chosen the wrong job, or that you need to grow up, or that your personality is wrong for the company, and that you should move on to find a better “home”.
I’ve seen situations where someone was fired from a rather bad company because of his style of working and managing. Then one of the best companies immediately hires him, and the reasons they want him are the very same reasons the bad company fired him. For example, the bad company might fire the guy because he’s independent and doesn’t consult his superiors when he solves a problem. Then the good company hires him because he is independent and can solve problems without bothering his superiors.
My sister-in-law has her own business, and she says, “When you’re in business for yourself, you can have the pleasure of being fired every day.”
What do you all think? Should people be guaranteed a secure job from cradle to grave?