I have been asked to review resumes, conduct interviews, and advise the office manager about which candidates to send offers to.
The owner actually came to my desk the other day and told me that it was unacceptable that we didn’t currently have more interns and that this couldn’t happen again.
If people have to choose between coming to work sick or paying the rent or the electric bill, most people will choose coming to work sick.
In that context, you risk just driving it underground (i.e., people will still come to work sick but will try to hide it from you) and/or creating resentment about the lack of paid sick leave.
Remember the letter from the person whose coworker responded to everything she asked him to do with profanity, name-calling, flat refusals, and and “your mom” jokes? I tried to minimize the wordcount and somehow wound up with MORE rather than less.
But here’s how the Rude Gaslighting Clerk saga has been going…(also, sorry it’s so long…
Is there any reason I would not be able to instate a “if you’re sick, you can’t come in” rule to keep the germs from spreading around?
Recently, the task of hiring interns for the office has fallen on me.I figured it was time to take it a step further and my boss had been so far unhelpful (she told me “don’t take it personally… HR lady asked me if I thought Clerk having an admin mom that’s been here a long time was part of the issue.so “don’t bother, you still look like sh**” when I’m putting on make-up or “you fat f***” when I said I was looking forward to the catered staff lunch later that day are… I said I wasn’t sure but I don’t think he has cause to fear for his job because of it, nobody would dare cross swords with her by firing her kid. So I did (so I had been doing, since I wrote to you the first time!It doesn’t fix the records half of the department being a huge mess, but it took some aggravation off my shoulders and gave me less reason to engage with him. I walked into a conference room for a meeting that was empty save for him.Boss was thrilled with my initiative – she always reminds me to utilize that assistant but I usually only ask her for help if I’m going to be out of the office. He said “We’re voting you off the island” as I sat down.I stopped giving him any reports and utilized the out of state assistant who works from home (actually the woman I replaced when I was hired – she’d been here 7 years and they liked her so much they kept her on to help out all our locations as needed).She was really sweet about it and has been a big help.Boss kept telling me “just worry about you” when I’d bring up performance or scheduling concerns having to do with Clerk.Everybody said “just wait and see how it goes,” which they’ve been saying since before I first wrote in. Kept my headphones on as much as I could, tried to pretend he didn’t exist. I’ll be moving back home to help my mom with some stuff (and save a little money/work on paying stuff off in the meantime), getting a car, and making some big health-related changes come the 1st of the year.Just for the sake of trying, I adjusted my language and used my behavior training to see if anything would change, but it didn’t seem to help as far as his work ethic was concerned…he still complained over every little task he had to do.