“Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?”
So glad I started my Sunday morning by reading this. I often feel I work in an industry that’s particularly brutal w.r.t. its treatment of mistakes or even those simply lacking in experience. It’s nice to see a post highlighting an incredibly reasonable and productive response, instead of the abuse and mockery I often see.