Two words no one ever wants to hear.
Remember when Sarah Silverman said she was fired from "Saturday Night Live" via fax. And AOL CEO Tim Armstrong's firing of one of his employees was caught on tape- the audio went viral.
Today, there's the example of George Zimmer.
The founder of Men's Wearhouse, the man behind the slogan - "You're gonna like the way you look. I guarantee it."
He told Fortune magazine he was ultimately fired over email.
George Zimmer: I got an email about 10 days earlier, which was extremely harsh and mean-spirited. It said that my job status and compensation would remain the same "at this time." Then they basically began throwing me out of my office, and that was as traumatic as when I was actually terminated because, at that point, it was pretty clear what was happening.
His termination made us ask - is there a right and a wrong way to get canned?
OutFront: Bruce Weinstein, also known as Bruce "The Ethics Guy". He wrote a book all about getting fired.