My boss called me when I was working at home and he said in a very angry voice:
So and So got fired. Do you want to know why? They weren't as talented as the others.
I didn't work with the individuals who got fired so it was very strange to me.
No we were not friends and he was persistently rude to me at times.
No I didn't know they were going to get fired.
I didn't know about any performance issues with the people who got fired.
I just felt like this was a reminder that people do get fired.
This really scared me and I thought this was also an indirect threat to me as well. What does this mean? Why would a manager do this?