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You clearly have some issues right now, that you need to solve, which is why I've been thinking - I don't think you should be working here anymore.

1) First of all, is this natural conversational English?

2) The issues referred to are mild depression and drinking a little too much alcohol. Is issues an appropriate word here?

3) Is solve perfectly natural here as well?

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You clearly have some issues right now no comma that you need to resolve, which is why I've been thinking - I don't think you should be working here anymore.

1) First of all, is this natural conversational English? Yes.

2) The issues referred to are mild depression and drinking a little too much alcohol. Is issues an appropriate word here? They seem like rather minor issues. Have you considered trying to helping the employee in some way rather than firing him?

3) Is solve perfectly natural here as well? No. You solve a problem, not an issue.

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Don't worry, it's just fiction. No one's getting fired.

Drinking could be as a result of depression.

Depression could be as a result of drinking.

Which one did come first? Help him to start solving the original problem. If the original issue got resolved, then the other one will be solved accordingly.

If he doesn't know, just cut off drinking and things are gonna be fine.