“Put down” here is an analogy for being fired. I don’t actually think Rick should be put down. I’d hoped that was obvious.
This gives everyone time to sit down, gain distance, sleep over it and calm down and try again.
Plus, if the feeling of not getting along remains after that, after some calming down it's often easier to work out a mutually acceptable separation. In a similar situation over here, Rick would've gotten a fairer treatment even on separation, other than "fuck you, bye".
Although, I was halfway through my journey home when I felt a huge weight had been taken off my back.
Sometimes getting fired is good.