If so, read on.
As a white collar hitman you are responsible for cutting the waste while increasing the bottom line. You seek out the employees that are not productive, hurt morale, or that are generally bad for the company. Your loyalty is to the company and must take no excuse. You have no peers. You have no rivals. You answer to the board in most cases and to the executives in the rest. There is no quota, but your bonus will be dependent on your replacement ratio and subsequent production increase.
The job requires that you be unemotional and detached(often found in the Aquarius). You will, in many cases, know the personal lives of the fired before you share their fate. In circumstances where you are not already privy to their plight, it will most certainly be shared with you at their termination. Your will must be strong and unwavering.
Do you think you have what it takes?
Now for the hard part: the replacement. Your responsibility is to hire the most suited for the position, whatever position that may be. You are seeking impeccable character, an aptitude for learning, courage to deliver the worst news, a cheerful disposition, and precise attention to detail. A tall order? Yes! An impossible task? No! But wait! The hardest part is yet to come! The replacements must be from the lower class. They must have no corporate experience. You are looking for the downtrodden and the exploited; the ones with potential yet remain stuck. You must be ever mindful, paying attention to small details about the lowly. Take notes and ask questions. Observe interactions and exchanges. Some things to look for might include a waitress calculating change in her head when she was given a quarter to bump the change to the next dollar, a bus driver sharing wisdom with the broken, or maybe a cashier remaining unshaken in the face of belligerence. In essence, you fire the lazy, the privileged, the lackadaisical, the glutton, and the entitled. You hire the hungry, the striving, and the grateful.
Your OP is flawed, son. The presumption that the businesses sacking middle class workers are REPLACING them is divorced from reality. They are piling those workers' tasks onto the shoulders of those who are NOT fired.
Middle class Americans are working harder than ever, for less than ever. Your implicit premise that they deserve it betrays a callow and wanting character, son.