If we’re going by Hollywood movie standards getting fired involves a large, often bearded and cigar smoking man shouting “you’re fired!” and pointing to the door. The announcement also tends to happen about as quickly and suddenly as landing a jackpot at a casino, but with the exact opposite emotions attached. This may not exactly reflect reality, but in some parts of the world it isn’t that far off either.
In the United States this sort of thing is standard, but in many other parts of the world it is unheard of. In fact, it would be considered cruel and unnecessarily humiliating. The fact is that Hollywood movies reflect American culture, giving the impression that the whole world lets go of employees in similar fashion. Nothing could be further from the truth.