I got a the news today that tomorrow i have to fire 3 people that have been with the company for nearly 27 years.
Two of them are only 3 years from retiring and the third just over 5 years. In their contract they have to forgo our portion of their pension ( the union agreed if any person is fired for a list of reasons the company can and will retain the portion of our $ for $ match we provided).
But all 3 first failed a drug exam and when the union demanded a retest they all failed it a second time and 2 of the 3 had higher levels then they did on the previous exam. To make it worse if they lost their job because of a drug related issue they are exempt from unemployment.
So tomorrow i have to let them go and to make things worse one of the 3 is a friend of my fathers. This is a guy i have known my entire life and it is going to be just all out bad. To top it all off he and his wife bought a new house a little over a year ago...