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Firing staff members?

Discussion in 'Webmasters Discussion' started by Allenafaith, Jul 5, 2016.

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  1. Allenafaith New Member

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    Have you ever had to fire a staff member? What did you have to fire them over?

    I usually only have to fire staff members for being inactive. I've had to fire one for abusing his powers once too, though.
     
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  2. Eclipse New Member

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    I've fired plenty of staff members due to their activity. During the promotion process from member to staff, I warn the future staff that activity is key. Any signs of inactivity will lead to a warning and after that, a demotion. Activity is very important, especially in the opening stage of a forum, and if staff members can't hold up their part by being active, they can easily be replaced with another candidate.
     
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  3. Joshua Farrell New Member

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    Personally, I have fired most of my staff, due to their inactivity. I have fired only a relative few compared to that, because of other issues like trying to do jobs they aren't assigned to do (backseat moderation mainly), or doing things that are against forum rules.
     
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  4. Bazinga! New Member

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    Whenever I've fired someone, it's usually due to inactivity. I've let them know up front that while they are not required to be online every single minute of every day, they do need to be relatively active and participate around the forum on a regular basis. Most people for some reason don't understand that.
     
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  5. SolarFlare New Member

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    Its always a hard thing to do. Ive luckily only ever had to demote somebody for inactivity, in which case they were very understanding and cooperative and later reapplied and reached Head Moderator.
     
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  6. David Smith New Member

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    I haven't it is a really hard thing to do. The only time when I have done it is when someone hasn't done their job properly to due to inactivity. It is a rare occurrence, I wouldn't instantly fire people though. I would give them a couple of warnings and then fire them. I haven't heard cases of other people getting fired due to things other than inactivity.
     
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