When a manager hires a new employee with the intention of quickly firing them. This is usually because the company has a requirement to fire a certain number of employees per year, so a manager hires a new employee to fire them so the manager does not have to fire current employees on the team.
Example: The employee was asked to leave the company after three months in their role. The employee never felt established on the team, and after reflecting on what happened realized they encountered the hire to PIP process.
Variations: hire to fire
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Word: Close It Out
Definition: To mark something as completed.
Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.