Car Dealer Insider Apr 1, 2009
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Michigan Chevy dealership shows how NOT to fire employees

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Michigan Chevy dealership shows how NOT to fire employees

What happens when a car dealer unexpectedly fires all of his employees? If the employees add some alcohol, the resulting brew can be a combustible mixture, as managers at Wayland Chevrolet in Wayland, Michigan, found out. The resulting fracas was captured on video and is now making the rounds on the Internet. You can check it out on YouTube.

Employees showed up for work as usual at Wayland Chevrolet on March 27. They were greeted with the bad news that the dealership was closing and all of them were out of work, effective immediately. About 30 employees were affected. Several employees sought solace in a local bar and their anger, mixed with alcohol, led to three alcohol-fueled fights at and near the dealership.

That's the wrong way to fire people. What's a better approach? Regardless of whether it's a mass firing due to a dealership closing or, more commonly, releasing one or two people, here are some thoughts from _Car Dealer Insider:

Think it through, then stick with the decision

After you have taken all of the preliminary steps, considered all of the potential ramifications and... (186 of 743 words)

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