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Posted: 8/15/2005 8:07:36 PM EDT
I work with this guy....

He is an absolute moron, and even after a thourough training and 4 months of work, he still makes massive mistakes and is just generally a PIA.

BUT.....

The goober has a fiance, a foster child, etc. despite this the boss had to disipline him for being in his account on adultfriendfinder.com on the company computer (he didn't erase the history, despite being an "IT" guy for a big company for years), and on top of that has been macking on EVERY female we work with, asking them out, etc, of course not telling them about his present situation.

ANYHOW...

This dork has pissed me off repeatedly by being a general moron, and me having to continually fix his mistakes, fubars, fuckups and so on. He won't even pay attention when I try to show him how to fix his mistakes, and will take off early from work without clearing it etc.

So....

Not only is he a moron, but he is stupid enough to piss people off AFTER they have found out about his indescretions.

I know eventually he will string out enough rope to hang himself, but I am getting to the point where I kinda wanna kick the chair out from under him...

Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:09:05 PM EDT

Should I pull the plug on this goober?


Yes.

Better yet, draw down on him
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:09:36 PM EDT
Shit-can him; his problems are HIS problems.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:10:15 PM EDT
do it now, no mercy for the feebleminded
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:12:03 PM EDT
kick it!
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:12:25 PM EDT
Yep, get him outta there.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:13:18 PM EDT
Let's see.... Violations of company policy... Misuse of company resources... Potential exposure of a Harassment lawsuit... Sub-par performance..... Failure to respond to corrective action/constructive feedback???

FIRE THE DOUCHE!
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:15:16 PM EDT
You don't fire people, they fire themselves by not doing their job.

Sgat1r5
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:28:41 PM EDT
Life is tough if you're stupid- don't try to make it easier for him or you will be interfering with Darwinism.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:34:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
You don't fire people, they fire themselves by not doing their job.

Sgat1r5




Well said !!


Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:52:30 PM EDT
I meant tell his fiance that he is meagerly trying to fool around...I know he ain't gonna get hired back next season.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:13:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 11:15:52 PM EDT by mobius]

Originally Posted By yekimak:
I meant tell his fiance that he is meagerly trying to fool around...I know he ain't gonna get hired back next season.



why should you get involved? did someone appoint you the "morals police"? it's basically none of your business.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:17:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
You don't fire people, they fire themselves by not doing their job.

Sgat1r5




Well said !!





It might be if he ever had a job.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:18:47 PM EDT
I wouldn't interfere...sounds like it's just a matter of time.
Eventually...he's just gonna bury himself.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:19:48 PM EDT
We have people like that where I work...We call them "Sacred Cows"
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:32:36 PM EDT
I haven't heard the term "macking" used in years.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:36:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wetidlerjr:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
You don't fire people, they fire themselves by not doing their job.

Sgat1r5




Well said !!





It might be if he ever had a job.



I have had a few. ANd I have had to let many people go in the past.


Since I hired these people and trained these people I always took it as a personal failing when I had to let them go.


SGatr15
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:42:49 PM EDT
Regardless of what some people think, the way someone behaves in their personal lives reflects heavily on their professional life. If he is trying to screw around on his future wifeee, sooner or later he'll try to screw the co. It's all about standards. If it's your job to make these decisions, can his ass. Sounds like you have already given him enough chances.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:47:17 PM EDT
Just remember that as soon as we change from "each to what he earns" to "each to what he 'deserves'" the terrorists win; and we move one step closer to socialism. Don't let him suck your company dry just because he can make a nice pity case for you. If you keep him, might as well go out and hire all the out of work people who have lots of kids (and mistresses) to support. Oh yea, don't forget to slash the top to his jeep
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:11:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:
me having to continually fix his mistakes, fubars, fuckups and so on. He won't even pay attention when I try to show him how to fix his mistakes



He must think your time is not very valuable
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 3:09:34 AM EDT
Take him to WALMART, buy something for him and swap stickers on it.

The LP folks will take care of the problem for you.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 3:21:52 AM EDT
Send out a company-wide email congradulating him on his engagement.

Kharn
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 3:28:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kharn:
Send out a company-wide email congradulating him on his engagement.

Kharn




ooooh....THAT'S GOOOOOOOD

Any IT guy not smart enough to clear history, cache, cookies and other temp files really needs to be shown whre the door is...after all, he won't find it himself.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 5:32:26 AM EDT
Find out if he owns a Jeep.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 5:38:08 AM EDT
If you dont do it, it could possibly cost you your job. covering for him and letting management find out about it is bad in their eyes also. they will ask some shit like "why didnt you bring this to us earlier?" get what I mean?
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 5:38:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Should I pull the plug on this goober?


Yes.

Better yet, draw down on him



Damm, I wanted to say it first.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 8:01:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:
This dork has pissed me off repeatedly by being a general moron, and me having to continually fix his mistakes, fubars, fuckups and so on. He won't even pay attention when I try to show him how to fix his mistakes, and will take off early from work without clearing it etc.

<snip>

I know eventually he will string out enough rope to hang himself, but I am getting to the point where I kinda wanna kick the chair out from under him...




I've been in this situation more than once. The best thing you can do is stop helping him. Just cut off all assistance and let him do his own work. If he whines, just say "Sorry, man, but I'm busy with my own stuff."

By continually fixing his mistakes, you're actually making it easy for him to be a fuck up. Instead, let him screw up every thing he touches and refuse to help until your supervisor asks you to. Then, of course, fix that mistake and only that mistake, and wait for the next one. What will happen is the boss will get so tired of having to come and ask you to sort things out that this guy will find himself out of a job really fast and you'll be the star employee of the department.

So basically, he's got more than enough rope to hang himself already. Now you just have to stop giving him more slack.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 8:05:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:
I work with this guy....

He is an absolute moron, and even after a thourough training and 4 months of work, he still makes massive mistakes and is just generally a PIA.

BUT.....

The goober has a fiance, a foster child, etc. despite this the boss had to disipline him for being in his account on adultfriendfinder.com on the company computer (he didn't erase the history, despite being an "IT" guy for a big company for years), and on top of that has been macking on EVERY female we work with, asking them out, etc, of course not telling them about his present situation.

ANYHOW...

This dork has pissed me off repeatedly by being a general moron, and me having to continually fix his mistakes, fubars, fuckups and so on. He won't even pay attention when I try to show him how to fix his mistakes, and will take off early from work without clearing it etc.

So....

Not only is he a moron, but he is stupid enough to piss people off AFTER they have found out about his indescretions.

I know eventually he will string out enough rope to hang himself, but I am getting to the point where I kinda wanna kick the chair out from under him...




He gave himself the rope and got on the chair all by himself, he is trying to kick it out but needs help. He sounds like a big time liability with no compulsion to reform. Fire him now or give him one more chanve and make it painfully clear that he is under teh gun and one slip up he is toast. Guage his performance to see how serious he is. He may make an honest mistake still but you will know his motivation.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 8:08:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2005 8:11:24 AM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
You don't fire people, they fire themselves by not doing their job.

Sgat1r5



Very true. I used to tell my employees that I never have to fire anyone. I did occasionally have to come by and tell them that they quit and just didnt know it yet. they quit their job then they quit being productive. I was very kind and gave people probably too many chances, thats ok, because those I let go knew they deserved it and other employees saw them as wasteful dirtbags who passed up multipple opportunities to reform.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 8:17:36 AM EDT
Gotta do whats best for the company, pack his shit for him and show him the door.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:29:42 AM EDT
Wait, are you a manager, or a co-worker of this guy?
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:40:29 AM EDT
SEND TEH GOVENOR TO DEAD HIM WITH TEH PIPE OF METTL!

sorry couldn't help that one. Yeah, help him out...by out I mean out of his job
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:40:58 AM EDT
I just want to add one thing, since it sounds like he is going one way or the other.

DOCUMENT everything you can, including the fact that he was informed of the fuck-ups, and given the opportunity to correct his mistakes. It is time to create a paper trail that leaves absolutely no room for mis-interpretation as to why he was let go.

CYA is the rule of the day.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:42:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2005 9:42:34 AM EDT by distributor_of_pain]
I think you should give the guy a promotion....

...to customer
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:51:20 AM EDT
Tell him Bye.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:52:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ShortMikeB:
SEND TEH GOVENOR TO DEAD HIM WITH TEH PIPE OF METTL!

sorry couldn't help that one. Yeah, help him out...by out I mean out of his job





You never know when teh govenor gonna bring you dead !

Watch your back for rocks !


Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:55:37 AM EDT
I don't know, but your avatar is prety cool.

Scott (Soon to be a new daddy again! <this week!>)
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