I find myself haunted by this line from the On Boarding discussion. A marginal performing technical person in our organization made a grievous error and everyone in our organization quickly knew about it. This person immediately let their supervisor know but could have easily hidden it, complications may have ensued but would have been impossible to trace. They were upfront and honest about their error. This is not the first error of this type and they have been counseled on multiple occasions. The same degree of errors continue to occur and co-workers no longer trust their work
We're at the point of dismissal in order to prevent serious harm to the business- however - I am faced with being a hypocrite as it was their honesty that would be the final catalyst for their dismissal. How can one proceed with what needs to be done for the good of the organization while not using their honesty against them?