I work in civil service where, as Hannibal Lecter might say, “we don’t reckon firings the same way” as in a private firm like Dunder Mifflin.
But I thought it was odd that they fired Jan so abruptly. Her reaction when Michael spilled the beans indicated she had no idea what was up, and I would think she would have at least taken some notice of any warnings or bad performance appraisals. Although David Wallace did say her firing was long overdue when she confronted him, he didn’t cite any such prior notices.
I could see if she had a slimy, scheming boss with a grudge against her, but David Wallace seems like a conscientous, ethical guy.
Was it a realistic depiction of a corporate firing? Or an accomodation to move a work of fiction along? (The actor who plays Wallace, Andy Buckley, actually works in the finance industry, so I’d think the writers would make use of a on-board technical advisor).
I realize this is as much a question about private-sector corporate culture as a question about a sitcom, so mods, move it to GQ or IMHO as you see fit.