I had a friend that worked for one planning agency where it seemed like more than half the people that left were fired from their positions; they weren't just leaving for other jobs on their own. I knew a lot of people at that agency, and when we caught up on the goings-on there, he'd tell me about who left, and who got fired the past few months. The number of people getting fired outnumbered the people who left on their own. Eventually he was fired himself!
Is this common? Are there planning agencies where it seems like firings are more the norm than the exception?