Off with their heads!
In a private conversation, someone said “has anyone in company‘s IT staff been fired for letting people do use that software?”
I did some searching for “firing offenses” and I found a bunch of interesting random things. I’d like to quote one, “How can I fire a non-performer in today’s environment:”
You may have some offenses which are no-appeal firing offenses. If you do, those need to be told to employees at the moment of hiring and then the rules need to be enforced.
So I’m curious. What are such offenses in an IT environment? Does anyone out there have a clear written list? I’m not looking for “violations of this policy may lead to consequences up to and including termination.” I’m looking for a list of things that will get you fired, like suggesting your secretary’s job is dependent on sex. I want clear measurable statements like “IT staff will be canned if they don’t change the default password within 7 days of deployment of any IT system or device.”
Absent such up front guidance, we can’t go making statements like that and expect to have any credibility.
So, does anyone have such clear policies?