In a sad story from USA Today an IT employee, recently demoted, shot and killed his boss and then killed himself. While homicide is not a normal reaction to firings or demotions the life alteration for the employee is highly stressful. I mention this story because in a cooperative no one is fired, laid off, demoted or punished in any way without the say of all the employees in the cooperative. It is why it is the best form of legal business organization there is. No one person should have the power to make life-altering decisions.