When business drops, profits decrease and markets disappear, employees must be fired because just like an individual who quits to pursue his own happiness, a business often needs to cut costs by firing people for the good of the business. No business wants to fire good, productive people. A thriving business would not do that if it wanted to attract the best people for the future. It’s short-sighted. Managers know that so they cut other costs before firing people. Good employees wnat to plan for their future so they would not want to work for a business that’s not growing. It’s better for them to know they need to search for a new position. Not only is it good business to fire un-necesary employees, it’s good for employees to know they need to find another job because the present one will not protect their future.