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Fair, empathetic language for letting a young woman go
Hi all, I manage a young woman who's contract period is ending and we have decided not to extend it. I want our conversation to go well, and I am also thinking of how I can handle any of her questions or doubts without making her feel bad. Some things to communicate: - She has been very helpful (she's done X projects in a few months) - I appreciate her willingness to try new things and put herself out there (in an entirely new field) - Ultimately, I'm not sure this field is the right fit for her, and I think she might be better suited elsewhere Did any of you have a particularly good conversation in which you were let go? How was it communicated, and why did it stick with you? UPDATE FROM OP: THANK YOU, ladies! I feel much better about going into this conversation with her and you have given me much food for thought. To clarify: she does a good enough job, but she is not exceeding expectations or doing anything extra. When weighed against her peers, she is under-performing. I do recognize she has other employment and is currently a student, so I will not be pulling the rug out from under her financially (plus, those other commitments might interest her more and she can give more time to them now). Of course, I will offer her a reference in the future.
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