It's almost not worth it  

ByteChaser2 52M
2834 posts
5/10/2006 7:59 am

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5/13/2006 7:47 am

It's almost not worth it

At last count, I've got six and a half hours in travel (several trips to/from the site), nine hours in HR calls, three and a half hours in meetings, a WHOPPING twenty six hours in paperwork and reports and another five on manager con-calls. Thats like fifty hours in the last (fourty hour) week DEDICATED to this friggen problem child.

Shit... if this keeps up, I'M gonna get fired for missing all my deadlines...

Have you ever had to fire someone? I swear it's like picking fleas off a cat. Actually, it's more akin to pissing on a lava flow to stop it's downhill journey of mayhem and destruction...

See, this guy has evidently been a useless boil on the ass of the Company for years (dare I say generations?) and in fact going back to his previous company. 3 years of history here - at least! And after a week long archive search by several HR reps, there is not one shred of performance documentation. NOT ONE!

No counsellings, no performance improvement programs, hell even his annual and quarterly reviews rate him "meeting expectations". Yet to a person, each of his previous four managers had precious little good to say about the guy. Lazy, poor work ethic, missed deadlines, requires micro-detail when tasked and nearly constant supervision throughout.

Now I ask you, what could have gone through a managers mind to allow this to persist over a three year time span? And why am I just now becoming aware of this history?

If it weren't for the possibility of a wrongful termination allegation, I'd have canned this slug a month ago... I got no time to spare as it is, much less having to double my workload.

So just hours after our "come to Gunny, old painless is waiting" meeting yesterday, butt-boil decided to stomp all over his own dick again. Looks like yet another wasted day...


rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
5/10/2006 8:20 am

My work mantra: document document document
I train my staff "if it isnt documented, it didn't happen."

But then...you know this stuff...

you're far more brave than i am though. actually counting the number of hours spent?

man... as cute as your butt is? even i wouldnt wanna count the # of hours spent covering it

...err wait...maybe i would


EroticaXTC 49F

5/10/2006 7:34 pm

you know, I get down to the grind of it all myself, leave no stone unturned...It leaves no room for doubt.


mangomamiCT 41F

5/10/2006 9:01 pm

In the process of hiring right now, you are giving me nightmares !!!

But I must say the resumes I have read lately are good comic relief


ByteChaser2 52M

5/13/2006 7:44 am

    Quoting rm_sj365:
    My work mantra: document document document
    I train my staff "if it isnt documented, it didn't happen."

    But then...you know this stuff...

    you're far more brave than i am though. actually counting the number of hours spent?

    man... as cute as your butt is? even i wouldnt wanna count the # of hours spent covering it

    ...err wait...maybe i would
Oh but get this... Not just the hours working but by (1) project and then (2) by task... Last Thursday I went 41% on primary tasks (stuff I'm supposed to do on a daily grind and 113% on all this problem child crap... Thats out of a normal 8 hour day... 154% on the day and that was a slow one.

Shaking head


ByteChaser2 52M

5/13/2006 7:45 am

    Quoting EroticaXTC:
    you know, I get down to the grind of it all myself, leave no stone unturned...It leaves no room for doubt.
It's really the only way to do it and not get tangled in some wrongful termination/harassment suit...


ByteChaser2 52M

5/13/2006 7:47 am

    Quoting mangomamiCT:
    In the process of hiring right now, you are giving me nightmares !!!

    But I must say the resumes I have read lately are good comic relief
Oh be afraid hun... Be VERY afraid!


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