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Why does it take so long to fire a worthless leech?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by laura, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    So this new job is turning out to be quite the cluster ****. While I am enjoying most of it, the babysitting that goes on with my community outreach specialists is ridiculous.

    Three of them have missed at least one day of work a week since I started. They are not getting assignments to me on time, are fudging numbers of participants in the program and have basically been doing jack **** in the interim of not having a supervisor.

    So one of these worthless employees tried to turn in a time sheet to me last week that had over time on it. OVERTIME! This girl is here 30-ish hours a week tops. Left off blatant things like being 3 hours late to work one morning and leaving 3 hours early for a dentist appointment one evening.

    Well, I had my talk with her, and now I have to set up a "counselling" session with her and HR to discuss her absences and the importance of having a totally accurate time card. (Are you ****ING KIDDING ME???????????) Then she will put on official warning about her behavior. Then who knows what will happen. This woman is wasting so much of my time right now it is not even funny and sucking money from the grant every hour that she is clocked in.

    Why does it take so long to fire someone? (I know the answer to this, it's more rhetorical) She should've been on the curb months ago.

    I swear if we get re-funded for June, everybody gets the ax.
     

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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    It takes so long so crappy bosses just can't fire you because they are a dick. You typically have to document infractions and give them a second chance. It can save money from lawsuits in the long run.
     
  3. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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  4. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    To be a community outreach specialist there do you actually have to be there? Could I do the job from here?
     
  5. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    These rants by Laura are so cute.

    Now she's The Man.

    :rofl:
     
  6. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    Is she hot?
     
  7. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    We'll use this thread for Today's Thread of Work Related Stupidity. :)

    As posted elsewhere this morning...
     
  8. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    I've been "the man" in training for a while now.
     
  9. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    You could do the job from there AND get paid over time! Send me a resume and list of references.
     
  10. Prettym1k3

    Prettym1k3 Turbo Monkey

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    Are you in California?

    At-will employment is an amazing thing. :)
     
  11. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I bet if there was a secret forum without Laura in it, there would be a thread with a pool as to how long it would take before she axed someone.
     
  12. ridiculous

    ridiculous Turbo Monkey

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    maybe she isnt motivated enough, have you tried putting some people under her? Perhaps sending her to have a talk with the Bobs?
     
  13. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Holy cow! My kiddo in first grade can add/subtract better than that.
     
  14. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    There's a new woman at work here... who's very 'friendly' with the shoulder touches, little hugs and the like. She calls me "baby" and then the other day, she refered to herself as "momma".

    1. Stop fockin' touching me!

    2. I'm freaking out!
     
  15. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    I had a boss like that, when she wanted something, she would come up behind you and try to rub your shoulders. I hated her.

    1. Stop fockin' touching me!

    2. I'm freaking out!
     
  16. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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  17. reflux

    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    It takes at least 4.5 years here in Orange County, which explains why I still have a job.
     
  18. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I used to work with a close talker. I explained to him that he needed to stand back at least at arms length. To reinforce the habit I would swing my arm violently when talking to him. If he got close enough to get hit, it was his own fault.
     
  19. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    The name of your thread explains it all: like a leech, they HANG ON.....I have fired a handful of people this past 5 years, and each one clung to this job as if their life depended on it, and to some extent it did - they needed to suck everything out of it and never give back anything.

    Felt kinda bad on the last guy, who needed the health insurance for his diabetes, but then again I remembered how he not only fvcked the company, but also the people we serve (yes, i work for those "special" people). Finally flushed the leech down the toilet!
     
  20. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    I know, I know. I don't know if WI has at-will but TN did. Of course that was when it didn't matter to me one way or the other.
     
  21. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    I dunno, but a hand job would be pretty motivational.

    "Get the work done, and if you're a good boy...."

    Productivity up 10,000%.
     
  22. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    OOOOOOOOooooooooooo...
     
  23. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    I have a guy here who get's drunk. He's still around.

    I received a company email from the safety department about the drug and alcohol policy yesterday. It states that there is a zero tolerance and drunkenness on the job results in immediate dismissal.

    Staaaaarrrtiiiiiiinnnnnnng now! Oh wait. Staaaaaaarting now!

    Maybe next week.

    Ridiculo-tarded.
     
  24. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Where are these magical jobs?
    I am on the virge of getting fired for taking too many sick days, even though I have a confirmed case of this monster flu that is killing folk.

    Coming in drunk, faking my hours... Jesus, can I send my resume out?
     
  25. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    Now that I have been working in this country the amount of sexual comments and harassment going on is amazing. They say and do things that would have caused a number out firings and court cases when I was in California.... I'm still on edge whenever I hear a comment but apparently "I just need to relax!".....D
     
  26. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Turbo Monkey

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    I once had to fire someone who hadn't set foot inside the office for 4 months. It took 2 more months of paying him before the gravy train ended.

    Blame the government.
     
  27. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    I worked with women who enjoyed shoulder rubs.