She LIED to you and you didn't boot her off the property that very second? Where is your spine, woman?
Suck it up, put on your big girl panties, go dig around in your closet and under the bed for your spine, then let her know that she no longer has a job, and exactly WHY.
Do you somehow think if you tell her some stupid, banal reason for letting her go that she WON'T turn it around on you? Get a clue; she's lazy, a liar, and will of course try to make it all your fault, regardless of the reason you give her for firing her.
I can't even believe you'd consider putting up with with her and just 'dealing with it'. When did 'nice' become synonymous with 'cowardly'?
I did not fire her on the spot for one and one reason only....I myself had not witnessed the event...(granted I doubt my husband would lie to me about her taking off for 3 hrs)...but it was hear-say....I won't go in to detail about the words exchanged between us...so sorry you can not call me cowardly or know what size of panties I had on at the time.....as you do not know the what words etc was exchanged in that confrontation.
The only reason I would put up with her is due to the fact of trying to find help just for weekends is very hard (or at all for that matter)....and I do want to stay w the system now of having my weekends free. She does work well w the horses Il give her that much, its just she seems to think certain tasks are beneath her so to speak, and either does them half ass or avoids them all together....these tasks arent for the well being of the horse per say, but are jobs we do to keep the barn clean, and organized, and if not done 2 days in a row, can def make more work for other staff.
I do know that she wont be w me much longer, as I truly wouldn't be able to put up with it for the long haul. I just know how fast one person can wreck the reputation of a barn in our area....it took almost 3 yrs for a local stable to shake off the rumors one disgruntled worked spread...they lost 15 boarders as a result, and also found it very hard to attract anyone else.....
That being said, I do know I will let her go, it just a matter of when.....and yes it will be sooner then later trust me.
Shutupjoe...The amount of hours my full time girl does (m-th) is more then enough to pay off her board trust me...she is the type of worker that goes above and beyond...her duties go beyond just cleaning barn etc during the week. She rides and helps train many of my horses when I can't find the time, she coaches some of the boarders here (unpaid), she even drove combine for us the other day when we needed an extra body. Trust me she is that Gem of a worker that now a days is hard to find...I keep telling her she is never allowed to leave
She also needs money to live lol....so she works a weekend job elsewhere to help pay bills.....so I don't think I need to make her pick up a day on the weekend when she already works more then enough hrs during the week.
Phillip....she is a teen (17 turning 18).
I have scheduled her to come in for tomorrow at which time Il be letting her go....she is a part time employee, I don't have to give her any notice.....as both my full time worker and my self had a discussion about it today and we both know we wouldn't be able to put up w it, as the longer she has been here the worse it has gotten...even after having been told to pick up boot straps. So I will be back to working 7 days a week again until I can find a replacement.....sigh
What happened to the days when people actually worked hard, and had good work ethics