I am a software developer. I have a colleague of mine, who is a tester. The colleague was given a termination warning last week. In the warning, he was given a huge amount of work to finish during four weeks. Otherwise, he will be terminated.
This colleague has been working with us for almost two years and a half. I know it is none of my business, but I cannot help it not to develop sentiments against the management. For example, none of the projects have failed, let alone failed due to bad quality. We all think in our team, that the termination warning was given to squeeze more work out of him, as well as the rest of the team, especially there are rumors that the company is for sale, and the management looking for immediate money.
His termination warning demands him to deliver a huge amount of work, which consists basically of user guides (texts, and videos) for some of our products. Now, I wonder if I can help him not to lose his job. He is expecting a baby in three months.
Apart from being extra careful with adding bugs to my developments, what else can I do?