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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 10:49 AM
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Letting someone go.

Well one of the worst things about working with someone is being forced to let them go. This is especially true when they start getting greedy.

Greedy is,

Showing up at 11am when start time is 9am
Sleeping or missing 2 out of the 5 day week
Taking up more than an hour asking to get paid early
Trying to tell the boss how to do things
Smoking the boss’s smoke
Drinking the boss’s Cherry Coke up
Ordering parts for their own shit when they owe money

And the final straw that broke the camels back-
Asking for money to take the day off (When they still owe from an advance)

Now I am a cool extraterrestrial but that is just flat out wrong and I don’t care what galaxy your from. This my friends is why they say “Good help is hard to find”. Was someone saying something about some wet-back Iraqi’s just north of the Rio?
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sunk cost buddy, let him loose!

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That's not greedy, that's dumb. Time to let them be lazy and sponging on someone else's dime.


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Remember unemployment. Let him go immediately lest he foul things up or steals.
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He said he was going to work for Labor ready because they pay him at the end of every day. I told him that was a good idea, and when they pay him to bring me the $30 he owes me.
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I fire for lot less. I only give one chance and on their second same offense they are gone. No exceptions!
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What took you so long ?
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Well I had to be sure all of the real hard ball-busting grunt work was done first. When he first started he busted ass and was real hard working. It was nice to have someone cleaning up all the time and such but after awhile I had to spend all that time I was saving staying on top of him and then it just got to the point to where he would just sit down and try to talk my ear off while I was doing things at the desk, or complain about having to go home to his woman. The real kicker was when he told me I spent too much time on the computer. At that point the gloves were off and I asked him if he would like to sit at the computer and pay me to do his work. He didn’t know what to say about that. I then explained to him that a well qualified person like himself would have no problems finding a job.
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I relished shit canning ne'er-do-wells. Made my week. 'Specially the fuckers who thought they were irreplaceable.

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I think the toughest situation I've had was canning a guy over sexual harassment. He was a hard worker, knew his shit inside and out, but he just couldn't stop making this one women's life miserable. He hounded her for dates, even tho he himself is married, and when she wouldn't tumble he harassed her in a number of ways. I fired the guy after becoming aware of the situation, I simply cannot afford the liability. Our investigation produced irrefutable proof the guy was engaging in harassing this woman, and when we confronted him, we had decided before hand that if the guy came clean and admitted what we had found out was true, we would allow him to keep his job if he formally apologized in writing to the woman and she was willing to accept it. Instead, he tried to lie his way out of it. So we fired his ass. I have learned since then the guy is financially ruined now. I simply cannot understand why a guy in his fifties would put his job and his marriage on the line in a stupid attempt to get some strange. It was a tough call.

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