We lost my close friend and fellow dispatcher last week, and today they fired another one. He was an older guy, mid-60s, and the nicest person. Always on time, never called off. But frigging useless. Always taking five times longer than everyone else to get stuff done, and always avoiding the hard tasks.

I hate to see someone get canned, but it’s probably for the greater good. Whenever people found out they were scheduled to work with him there was always that ‘oh God’ moment knowing that you were pretty much going to be working by yourself. I wish him only the best in his future career, but I’m also relieved that the dead wood has finally been chopped away.