If we want to change the way we think about someone leaving a company, we need to change the way we think about work.

The word “fired,” meant as a colloquial term for dismissing someone from employment, comes with such emotional implications that it can often leave people who have separated from their jobs feeling ashamed and unwanted.

Patty McCord, Netflix’s former chief talent officer, told Fast Company she’d prefer it if the word was removed from HR talk altogether: “Why do we call it ‘getting fired’? Are we shooting people?”

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