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
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