Fired a man today. One of our team. I went into the shop for the first time in weeks and worked there all day. Haven’t worked a full day at the shop in over a year. I had mixed feelings. I missed the comfort of home but it was nice to see E. Lots of paperwork to tell someone they’re not allowed to work for you anymore. Gem showed up 20 minutes late to the meeting because I think they knew what was going to happen. There was such a stillness in the process but things kept on. I pretended to take notes while my manager told him I couldn’t handle the tension. Other techs joked around in the workshop while it happened. Gem was honorable about it all. Smoother than I thought it’d go. Quiet. Nothing about it makes me feel any better other than knowing it’s done.