[Blind Gossip] When someone gets fired, how obligated is the person who gets fired to make the person who did the firing look good? This boss is really pissed off at his subordinate for acting like an ass, and wants them to step aside to allow someone else to step in. But he’s got a delicate balancing act to pull off.
If he fires the subordinate for doing the same thing they have been doing all along, then the boss looks dumb for selecting the ass in the first place. If they manufacture some other excuse (e.g. “stepping down for health/ personal reasons”), the lie would be so transparent as to make the boss look a liar.
The only thing we know for sure is that the replacement is thrilled by the recasting decision. Not that she’ll be able to show it. She’ll have to act very serious and professional and look like she had absolutely no part in the firing. She is going to have enough to deal with if she actually gets the part.