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Not long ago, I fired two employees. Losing two workers at once meant having to put my toolbelt back on till I found replacements, but I got more work done in a week than they had in a month. It took me a while to figure out that something was wrong. It was obvious that they weren't getting the work done, but I put up with it for almost two months before I discovered that they were billing for hours not worked. Worse yet, they were telling stories about me to my clients. Of course, my wife, who works in the office part-time, suspected there was a problem long before that. She's still giving me the "I