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Someone who used to work in my office got fired. She'd been there for a long time and had done well until recently and then she took a dive. Our manager did everything possible to save her but she refused to take suggestions. So they "let her go."
A mutual friend wants me to call her. I have no idea what to say. We were not particularly close. I'm sad she lost her job but I also know she didn't help herself in lots of ways. The mutual friend gave me her phone number and really wants me to call.
Has anyone been fired before? Would you want someone like me calling you? What would you want me to say to you? I'm at a loss.
Bethany, crunchy Christian mom to Destiny (11) Deanna (9), and Ethan (2)
I'm kind of uncomfortable with the professional boundaries your mutual friend is violating. The point for you seems to be that you have to keep working with this person, so look at it in terms of your relationship with her not the former employee. She (mutual friend) is putting pressure on you; what response on your part is of the greatest benefit to you?