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Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 11:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Marsha fired John. Yet he continued to work, to draw his pay, and to receive his benefits. How come?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 5:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Marsha - H/A/F?
John - H/A/M?

Is Marsha John's boss? Does she have the authority to fire him?

he continued to work - at the same company? in the same position?
Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Marsha - H/A/F?
John - H/A/M? Yes to both.

Is Marsha John's boss? No Does she have the authority to fire him? Yes

he continued to work - at the same company? in the same position? He continued to work at the same place & in the same position he had before, yes.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 11:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is what kind of job it was relevant?
Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 5:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is what kind of job it was relevant? His job? No.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is her job relevant?
Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 5:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is her job relevant? Yes!
Doriana (Doriana)
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Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 3:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 9:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

fire = dismiss? Is John's status that of an employee before Marsha's fireing? After? If it's "Yes" to both - is the employer the same before and after the fireing?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 9:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Marsha a doctor? nurse? health inspector? pharmacist?

Does she fire John for medical reasons?
Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 - 5:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

fire = dismmiss? Yes Is John's status that of an employee before Marsha's firing? irr After? irr
Is Marsha a doctor? Yes

Does she fire John for medical reasons? See below.

Doriana has it!

*******************SPOILER***********************
Marsha 'fired' John as her patient, perhaps because he made a racist or sexist remark, perhaps because he persistently acted AMA (against medical advice). The reason is not really relevant.
The clinic for which I work has a standard "fireleter" format, just needing the details filled in. It's usually used only as a last resort, but it is available.

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