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Workplace Trend: Letting Employees Know They Are Fired Via Text

No doubt texting and e-mail has taken over how many of us communicate with others on a daily basis--even at work. But, where do you draw the line?

The New York Post reports that a new workplace study finds that more and more Millennial employees not only prefer most of their communication at work to be via text message, but many of them even want bad news--like they're being fired--to come via text, e-mail or instant message, as opposed to getting a phone call or a one-on-one to have the bad news delivered.

A survey from software company Cyberlink found that 1 out of 8 21-to-31 year olds prefer to get a text message, e-mail or IM letting them know they're being let go. And another survey from Korn Ferry, an executive search company, says that it's not only the employees that would rather get the word via text or e-mail--86% of their Millenial bosses also prefer doing it that way.

Millennial expert and author of Back To Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation Dam Schawbel contends, “It’s far easier to accept rejection, or failure, when it’s over text, as opposed to actually hearing it on the phone.”