If you think Donald Trump had a quick trigger finger during his tenure as President of the United States, Joe Biden might give him a run for his money when it comes to firing staff members.
Biden addressed the subject Wednesday, during his very first day as president, and was very clear with his staff when he told them the one thing that would guarantee to get them fired. “If you’re ever working with me, and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot,” Biden told a group of his new aides. “On the spot.”
One of Biden’s goals he said was to root out systematic racism and wants politeness and professional decorum to be the rule, not the exception during his term. “My dad used to have an expression: He said everyone, every single person, regardless of their background, is entitled to be treated with dignity,” Biden said. “I expect you to do that for all the folks you deal with, all the folks we work for, the American people.”
“No ifs, ands or buts – everybody, everybody is entitled to be treated with decency and dignity. That’s been missing in a big way for the last four years.”
Nothing wrong with respect, kindness, professionalism. The entire country could use a dose of good behavior, so a setting a proper example at the very top is something that could be a real positive.