I was watching a movie yesterday, so enthralling I cannot recall the name, but the last scene reflects a supervisor confronting an employee about lying.
When the employee denies the false tale, he is told to leave immediately. He cannot take computer files. He cannot take anything from the office. He must turn in his key, and leave – now.
The employee, perplexed, claims the supervisor can’t do this. The employee thinks his boss can’t:
(a) fire him without notice
(b) make him leave without his belongings
(c) deny him access to his computer.
It reminded me of the many calls we get from Virginia employees who are shocked and surprised by their employer’s actions.