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        05-21-2013, 08:17 PM
      #31
    Trained
    If she is still on probation, I would have had her out of there yesterday!
         
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        05-21-2013, 09:51 PM
      #32
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by franknbeans    
    If she is still on probation, I would have had her out of there yesterday!
    Oh if I had that power I would have! But I can do write UPS and warning ls but not fire
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        05-21-2013, 10:06 PM
      #33
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    Oh if I had that power I would have! But I can do write UPS and warning ls but not fire
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    Then start writing every time she opens her mouth and it isn't to say something pleasant. She is challenging you big time and you need to push back, HARD.
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        05-22-2013, 04:06 PM
      #34
    Foal
    So A came home livid last night with J and once A gets going there is no stopping her. Apparently J sent her several texts during the day (why she should have been working!) about how she was going to quit with a bang and when she left she was going to make me cry and how she hated the work I assigned to her because she was an "employee not a slave" which she then followed up she liked it when A did the work instead. So apparently J is an employee and A is a slave. And it was horrible and totally the wrong reaction, but I fell over laughing. I then asked A if she had seen the nasty note in the logbook (we all use it and everyone reads it) about my 9 (i don't always close the loop) and it made it difficult for her to read. Then A fell over laughing too. Not the right reaction at all on either of our parts-but we were so stressed out because of J the laugh felt so good and we spent the rest of night talking about how we can make things run smoother at work. Normally A and I follow our rule of not talking about work at home, but after talking it out last night I decided to keep doing what I'm doing and let J keep digging her grave because she has one foot in it already.
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        05-22-2013, 04:52 PM
      #35
    Showing
    Have you mentioned to J that "it appears you are quite unhappy with the way things are and perhaps it's time to move on". That usually jars their pickles. You're not firing her or even suggesting it but you've put the ball in her court and she'll have to decide if she wants to back off or head for the employment line.
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        05-22-2013, 06:45 PM
      #36
    Trained
    Saddlebag-you are right, but that line is best in front of someone like the GM who can fire her right there when she comes undone. Commonly known as "setting her up". It feels really good when it works. Mmmmuuuuwahaha.
         
        05-22-2013, 07:17 PM
      #37
    Foal
    She texted A twice yesterday saying she had called me out in front of the GM-but all she really did was make herself look bad because the GM turned to me both times after she walked away and said "well that was rude of her and not ok for her to talk to you like that" so I'm just going to let her keep digging.
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        05-22-2013, 07:44 PM
      #38
    Showing
    There is no need to approach J with my suggestion with the GM around. J will hopefully realize that things won't continue the way they have been. If she loses it, ask her if you are to consider this as her resignation. If she's smart, she'll back off and apologize. If her temper has taken hold, her hole will get too deep to climb out of. This is the time to talk to the GM to discuss J's dismissal. Ignore her texts or what someone tells you of her texting, it's a cowardly means of communication and needs to be ignored.
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        05-24-2013, 03:21 PM
      #39
    Foal
    So our new GM found out that J also works for our competitor part time which didnt fly with her on top of attitude lately. I thought it was common knowledge that she had two jobs, but it looks like she's out the door
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        05-25-2013, 10:37 PM
      #40
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    When I served on a board of directors the manager was uncertain as to how to handle chronic lateness, not showing up when scheduled without advance notice, etc. It was recommended she keep a "black book", that she was to write up the misdemeanor, have the employee read it aloud to her and sign it. Three notices in a month meant the employee would get notice. One or two a year were ok. Rudeness and lack of respect for the manager and employees was grounds for dismissal. Once this was posted as a notice where it was easily accessible to all employees there were never any more problems.
         

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