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How should you say "You're fired"?

Jim Caple consults his copy of Miss Manners to see how you should and shouldn't fire someone. Off Base

Updated: June 20, 2008, 2:55 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

"I know the perception is the way that it was handled, it was disrespectful. The reason it was handled quickly was out of respect for Willie. It was done quick. I don't believe in firing a manager at the game in uniform. That would have been more of disrespect to Willie Randolph. It wasn't going to happen. … That's humiliating." -- Mets general manager Omar Minaya, explaining to USA Today why he fired Willie Randolph as manager at the hotel following the game

I didn't realize that firing ...

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