I fired a guy recently.
I've been doing that a lot in conjunction with a new job I've taken. I was hoping to make my living on my websites and another business we own but we suffer from the classic dilemma of every small business: do you continue to work or do you eat?
That, and the fact that we're woefully under-capitalized, keeps our efforts here modest.
And that's ok. We were born on a shoe-string and that frugality, actually, is what keeps us around.
So I've taken this job and I've been given responsibility for a business that was totally neglected and is burning out of control. So, I've been cleaning things up, hiring and firing, as these things go.
And last week I fired a guy who knew who I am.
"I Googled you," he told me. "You're the Christmas dude. You run My Merry Christmas."
It didn't help his case.
But it did remind me of how far and wide the influence...