A small number of millennials who were asked about getting axed preferred the text option, according to a survey conducted by software company CyberLink. The study found one in eight 21- to 31-year-olds would opt to be fired via text or instant message rather than face-to-face or via a phone call. “It’s far easier to accept rejection, or failure, when it’s over text, as opposed to actually hearing it on the phone,” says Schawbel. But he doesn’t like the idea. In fact, Schawbel’s research shows that today’s workforce yearns for human communication.
- Have you ever been fired over text message or email? Do you think it was cowardly by your boss to do so?