Hardknocks. Did you notice that the Turk on Miami did it by phone?

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All of the previous Hardknocks episodes up until the dolphins the "Turk" visited players in person. The dolphins did it by phone. Is it just me that thinks that is Bush League?
 

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Wow, this fan base really is going bonkers.

Terminating someone's employment in America 2012 is a heavily scripted deal. People in management sit down and script out exactly how the termination procedure is going to work to minimize risks, both the risk of workplace violence and the risk of employees pilfering things on the way out. A common trick is to call someone in for a 'meeting' and then have security clean out their personal belongings and lock down their computer terminal while they're informed that today is their last day in the office and that if they are seen there again, they will be arrested for trespassing. I've seen that happen even to people who gave their two weeks notice and were leaving on perfectly amicable terms.

It's rather depressing on a human level, but the truth is that the modern world is not designed around the needs of human beings but rather around the concept of people functioning as cogs in an (ideally) stable labor force.

I didn't see anything wrong with the way guys were let go on Hard Knocks. They were asked to bring their playbooks and team belongings in to the general manager's office, and then they were informed that they were being let go. The GM gave them feedback and in a bunch of cases it was clear he was trying to soften the blow and keep their egos from being totally crushed. Then they met with their coaches and as we saw with Les Brown, Dan Campbell went out of his way to try to console the guy and encourage him going forward. By the standards of the American corporate world, most people would be so lucky to get even half of that.


Also, here's a thought for you: Maybe the guys that got called in weren't actually in the freaking facility and needed to be notified that they had to come in with their playbooks.

What's next, man, are we going to get a thread about how Joe Philbin needs more fiber in his diet? I swear, this stuff is getting downright bizarre.
 

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Wow, this fan base really is going bonkers.

Terminating someone's employment in America 2012 is a heavily scripted deal. People in management sit down and script out exactly how the termination procedure is going to work to minimize risks, both the risk of workplace violence and the risk of employees pilfering things on the way out. A common trick is to call someone in for a 'meeting' and then have security clean out their personal belongings and lock down their computer terminal while they're informed that today is their last day in the office and that if they are seen there again, they will be arrested for trespassing. I've seen that happen even to people who gave their two weeks notice and were leaving on perfectly amicable terms.

It's rather depressing on a human level, but the truth is that the modern world is not designed around the needs of human beings but rather around the concept of people functioning as cogs in an (ideally) stable labor force.

I didn't see anything wrong with the way guys were let go on Hard Knocks. They were asked to bring their playbooks and team belongings in to the general manager's office, and then they were informed that they were being let go. The GM gave them feedback and in a bunch of cases it was clear he was trying to soften the blow and keep their egos from being totally crushed. Then they met with their coaches and as we saw with Les Brown, Dan Campbell went out of his way to try to console the guy and encourage him going forward. By the standards of the American corporate world, most people would be so lucky to get even half of that.


Also, here's a thought for you: Maybe the guys that got called in weren't actually in the freaking facility and needed to be notified that they had to come in with their playbooks.

What's next, man, are we going to get a thread about how Joe Philbin needs more fiber in his diet? I swear, this stuff is getting downright bizarre.


Once again registeredguy owns the thread. Well stated my friend...Well stated...
 

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If I had to get cut I would rather someone call me and tell me to bring my playbooks and belongings as opposed to me driving to practice - being in the locker room with the other players and then having someone tell be to go back home and get my playbook and go to the coaches office.
 

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Wow, this fan base really is going bonkers.

Terminating someone's employment in America 2012 is a heavily scripted deal. People in management sit down and script out exactly how the termination procedure is going to work to minimize risks, both the risk of workplace violence and the risk of employees pilfering things on the way out. A common trick is to call someone in for a 'meeting' and then have security clean out their personal belongings and lock down their computer terminal while they're informed that today is their last day in the office and that if they are seen there again, they will be arrested for trespassing. I've seen that happen even to people who gave their two weeks notice and were leaving on perfectly amicable terms.

It's rather depressing on a human level, but the truth is that the modern world is not designed around the needs of human beings but rather around the concept of people functioning as cogs in an (ideally) stable labor force.

I didn't see anything wrong with the way guys were let go on Hard Knocks. They were asked to bring their playbooks and team belongings in to the general manager's office, and then they were informed that they were being let go. The GM gave them feedback and in a bunch of cases it was clear he was trying to soften the blow and keep their egos from being totally crushed. Then they met with their coaches and as we saw with Les Brown, Dan Campbell went out of his way to try to console the guy and encourage him going forward. By the standards of the American corporate world, most people would be so lucky to get even half of that.


Also, here's a thought for you: Maybe the guys that got called in weren't actually in the freaking facility and needed to be notified that they had to come in with their playbooks.

What's next, man, are we going to get a thread about how Joe Philbin needs more fiber in his diet? I swear, this stuff is getting downright bizarre.

I'd just like to point out that a select few tend to start these kinds of threads a lot more than others...
 

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I'm pretty sure in the Jets season they cut a guy over the phone, because I remember Rex himself talking to a guy telling him they may bring him back for the practice squad. Must just be the Dolphins though haha
 

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Wow, this fan base really is going bonkers.

Terminating someone's employment in America 2012 is a heavily scripted deal. People in management sit down and script out exactly how the termination procedure is going to work to minimize risks, both the risk of workplace violence and the risk of employees pilfering things on the way out. A common trick is to call someone in for a 'meeting' and then have security clean out their personal belongings and lock down their computer terminal while they're informed that today is their last day in the office and that if they are seen there again, they will be arrested for trespassing. I've seen that happen even to people who gave their two weeks notice and were leaving on perfectly amicable terms.

It's rather depressing on a human level, but the truth is that the modern world is not designed around the needs of human beings but rather around the concept of people functioning as cogs in an (ideally) stable labor force.

I didn't see anything wrong with the way guys were let go on Hard Knocks. They were asked to bring their playbooks and team belongings in to the general manager's office, and then they were informed that they were being let go. The GM gave them feedback and in a bunch of cases it was clear he was trying to soften the blow and keep their egos from being totally crushed. Then they met with their coaches and as we saw with Les Brown, Dan Campbell went out of his way to try to console the guy and encourage him going forward. By the standards of the American corporate world, most people would be so lucky to get even half of that.


Also, here's a thought for you: Maybe the guys that got called in weren't actually in the freaking facility and needed to be notified that they had to come in with their playbooks.

What's next, man, are we going to get a thread about how Joe Philbin needs more fiber in his diet? I swear, this stuff is getting downright bizarre.

I used to be in security.

How's this; I would regularly recommend to facilities that were closing to decide when "D" day was. If there was no shift on,
lock down the plant with security in place, and simply tell people as they showed up that the facility was closed, and give them
a number to HR to call to set a time to pick up their personal things. The people would then be escorted by security in and out.

I put in a two weeks notice to two different jobs, and I was out of a job literally, within two days of doing that. One employer
was nice enough to pay me for my two weeks anyway, but it's still a blow.

There's no good way to do it.
 

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I'm pretty sure in the Jets season they cut a guy over the phone, because I remember Rex himself talking to a guy telling him they may bring him back for the practice squad. Must just be the Dolphins though haha

I believe you are correct. I thought I remembered them doing some guys by phone in the Chiefs one as well. I remember one of the hard knocks the guy was in his apartment with his wife/girlfriend and he was waiting to see if he got a call that he was cut.
 
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