I am not able to judge Rick, If I read the story, lots of questions comes up, 1. If he was not happy about any ones contribution what was the reason for that ? 2. Why people were not asking him to evangelise the reason for not accepting his contribution ? 3. If nobody else was not contributing to the product and Rick is the only contributor, what were other folks doing 4. Was that company not hiring post screening by Rick if not then its the mistake of the company. 5. If rick himself has hired those folks then firing him has a real good reason because he has hired empty vessels necessarily .