Post # 1
Firing/laying off people for poor job performance is such a pain in the butt. It is time consuming, draining, hard on the productive teammates, etc. It’s just so incredibly frustrating when all I want is for these people to do what they are fully capable of accomplishing yet they expect a paycheck for minimal effort.
The worst part is that these same folks will go collect unemployment and complain about not having a job when keeping it was perfectly within their means. They’ll be the ones telling you “you should be thankful you have a job” making you feel guilty for doing what you are supposed to do.
Half the time they don’t even accept the blame that their job loss is a direct result of their actions/inactions!!! I don’t care if someone’s worked for the company for 20 years, has a mortgage to pay, etc…there are plenty of people out there that are happy to do a job for a paycheck and unfortunately these people aren’t part of that group.
Thanks for letting me vent…
Post # 3
Just stopped in here to see if this was my boss telling me to get off the bee… *phew* close call 😉
Sorry you’re stressed!
Post # 4
been there, done that, I feel your pain. Luckily I was able to get rid of my non-performers (not easily and not without a lot of nonsense). ANd the people that work for me are highly skilled IT professionals, which actually makes it worse. Luckily now the two that work for me are top of the line….
Post # 5
We have the opposite problem–they WON’T get rid of the useless ones! We’re in an at-will state! Just fire them and hire someone worthwhile already!
Or, yeah, do the job you were hired to do. haha
Post # 6
@peanuthead: Hate to break it to you, but right now probably half of us on here are not doing our job since we are reading this on the bee! I’ll get off and go back to work now, thanks! 🙂
Post # 7
There’s a big difference between tooling around on a message board versus not getting your job done. If you can do both – great! But if you aren’t getting your daily work done because you can’t manage your time due to distractions, then that’s a different story…
I am on here too!!
The paperwork you have to go through is ridiculous!!! I know it will be worth it in the end. It’ll make for an overall happier team.
Post # 8
paperwork and the documenting of issues….one young lady was given 60 day notice to get her act together, and every day she would announce the “countdown” of her sixty days (I am not deaf!!). Our HR guy had enough of her nonsense too, and when day 60 came, he said “let’s do it!!!!!!”. I had an additional 60 days of documentation proving that she did not one thing to improve her performance and she just mocked the both of us. Her last words were “I’m going to sue this company and God will get you”. Neither happened, of course.
The other side of this, I had to lay off people that were loyal, hard working and did nothing wrong, and everything right…that was a horrible day.