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Old 02-09-2015, 04:07 AM
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If you remember, my new hire was on the phone with his pookie bear about every 1/2 hr. So far I have heard the whistle of the Iphone text alert nine hundred fifty five thousand times in the last seven months. I listened to the majority of the THT guys and left him alone, no micromanagement at all, this I think was like the old saying give them an inch.. Update.. the guy has been late roughly ten times, called out three times, he said" F it" I'm not driving in this snow....be safe see you tomorrow. Today hes a no show, no call, I'm assuming that its because of the snow again? I need some suggestions about how to handle this, the problem is Ill never go to the boss no matter what.. I have told this guy a hundred times you need to be on time, pay attention, take your job seriously, and work hard.. Nothing seems to get through to him. I like the guy, hes fun to work with but I find myself working twice as hard because of him.. Suggestions?
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Fire him.
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he's not at work and your on THT,,,it's a wash.

just kiddin,,,fire his ass
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Fire him.
He's not the boss.

These types of people will weed themselves out. Stick with what you know best and continue to work hard. Let this guys actions get himself fired.
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He's not the boss.

These types of people will weed themselves out. Stick with what you know best and continue to work hard. Let this guys actions get himself fired.
Exactly, I`ve seen this play out several times. I always say, let the fox dig his own hole.
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Stop picking up his slack, your an enabler!
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Old 02-09-2015, 04:31 AM
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Are you responsible for him or does he report to you?
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Pictures of pookie bear?
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If you're his boss, fire him. If you are co-workers, do your job. If your job doesn't get done because of him and the boss comes down on you, just be honest. The problem will take care of itself.

It might even be time for you to slow down intentionally until the problem gets recognised by someone who can solve it.
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By him not showing up for work and not calling is dereliction of duty and is out right disrespectful to you and his co-workers. fire his ass
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Personal responsibilty has gone in the sh!tter. Our company has gone strongly towards more "work/life balance" i.e. do what you gotta do at home just get the work done. That's great, however, as said "give em an inch"... People now literally come and go as they please and it's my experience what happens is that the people with ethics and accountability (me) really start to resent (me again) those that pull this crap and the workplace rots from the inside-out. Here it's all ages, the worst for me are folks in their 40s-50s suprisingly enough.
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Originally Posted by Alureing View Post
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the problem is Ill never go to the boss no matter what..

Are you his boss or co-worker?
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You wouldn't be posting your question here if you were OK with the situation.

As long as you make it possible for that "new hire" to do what he's doing, his behavior won't improve. If you love him so much you're willing to cover for him and do his work, that's up to you. If his behavior is reflecting poorly on you at work, maybe you should ask yourself what, exactly, it is you owe this guy.

Personally, I would not put up with it. If you're responsible for employment decisions about the new hire, then make the obvious decision. If not, go to the boss, lay out the case and make it the boss's problem.

If you aren't willing to take action, then stop complaining.
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You need this guy ..

"I set our attendance standard by this man," Todd Wilson, plant manager at the engineering factory where Robertson works, told the Free Press. "I say, if this man can get here, walking all those miles through snow and rain, well I'll tell you, I have people in Pontiac 10 minutes away and they say they can't get here -- bull!"

http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/06/us/det...car/index.html

What is the business???
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Why bother complaining if you're not willing to take action?
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Technically we both work for a "director" and the last thing I would do is mention negativity in regards to a coworker to the boss.. That being said I oversee him and the shop but I am not his boss, if that makes any sense. I really want him to work out, but his work ethic is horrible. Before this job he worked for a "lax attitude" company. I came from the construction field and have a go go go go attitude beaten into me. I am looking for some creative alternatives to motivate him, and get him to take his job seriously. This job pays good, has retirement plans, and lots of vacation time so its definitely worth the effort.
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I've previously worked in situations like this. At my last job, we had 3 people like this all at different times.

Management knew what was going on, but it was easier for them to expect us to pick up the slack than it was to fire the person and bring someone competent in.

The 3rd person got so bad that she would turn her phone off such that we never heard it ring. Turned out one day my supervisor checked her voicemail....she had over 100 messages unread.

Yet, she would spend time during the day talking with defense counsel and BSing. I seriously think she didn't know what the hell she was doing. Really dumb girl.

Once word got around that I was looking for a new job, they decided to fire her. But only because the client complained so loudly. Unfortunately for them, I gave my notice the day after she was shit-canned.

Cliffs notes: either bring it up to management and ask for action or suck it up, pick up his slack, and deal with it. Easier for them to expect you to pick up his slack than it is for them to deal with the problem and bring somebody new in.
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
You wouldn't be posting your question here if you were OK with the situation.

As long as you make it possible for that "new hire" to do what he's doing, his behavior won't improve. If you love him so much you're willing to cover for him and do his work, that's up to you. If his behavior is reflecting poorly on you at work, maybe you should ask yourself what, exactly, it is you owe this guy.

Personally, I would not put up with it. If you're responsible for employment decisions about the new hire, then make the obvious decision. If not, go to the boss, lay out the case and make it the boss's problem.

If you aren't willing to take action, then stop complaining.
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