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Discussion on: Should you Fire a Coworker for Making an Honest Mistake?

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Frank Carr

In the US corporate world, most software developers are one mistake away from being fired, or, at the very least, being put on a pre-firing "performance improvement plan" to provide management with legal cover for getting rid of you later. This also applies to other professional occupations, such as engineers, and lower to mid level managers. Previous performance in the role, even if it was excellent, doesn't matter. That one little gaff, which may not even be related to the actual work being done, is enough to get you sent out the door.

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Jakob Christensen Author

I have a feeling that US corporations are much less forgiving than European. I don't agree with this way of running a business since coworkers won't perform very well without trust.