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One stands out to me from my management days.

One of the shop techs found out that I had a vacancy in the parts department. He told me his cousin needed a job, wife was ready to show him the door, lacked motivation and wanted to be a house husband. Talked his cousin up, said that he would drive him to and from work as he only had one car. The tech was a hard worker so as a favor to him I interviewed the guy and decided to give him a chance.

Ninety days were up, he always would have an excuse to miss at least one day a week and late a couple more. I started a sixty day record planning to have a long talk with him at the end of that time.

Well as he rode with his cousin things got interesting. Service manager called for a shop meeting. Usually I or my assistant manager would attend as representing the parts department. That evening I could not attend due to my wife being due at any moment fifty miles away,we lived in the rural Southwest. My assistant was unable to attend also. And as the trifecta, the Service Manager could not that night either due to a family emergency, leaving it to the shop foreman.

Two days later my assistant asked me if I authorized Don to go to the meeting in our places which I denied. Seems that he overheard Don bragging that he stayed for the meeting on the time clock,so,he was getting two hours pay for sitting there.

I retrieved the time card and verified that He did just that. So when he came back from lunch I took him to my office, showed him the time card and said “I understand you went to the shop meeting. I did not authorize you to attend as the representative of this department. If you attended this was on your own, you will not get paid for this.” And downhill it went from there.

We went back and forth. I intended the thing to end with my telling him “I’m not paying you extra time for this” which he countered with “Well it wasn’t overtime, I missed a day and a half earlier in the week!” Well, this was not the direction he should have gone. I showed him the calendar I had locked in the filing cabinet documenting his tardiness and absences and told him that I had planned having a meeting the following week with him, the service director and myself and giving him thirty days to clean up his act.

Well, his statement was that if he didn’t get paid for the meeting he was quitting. In front of him I wrote on his time card “Deduct two hours from Wednesday punched time, unauthorized punch time after normal business hours”. He grabbed the card and stormed to the time clock and punched out. As he walked out of the break room directly in front of the service window I asked him “Where are you going?” to which he told me to do something anatomically impossible to do. I looked at my assistant standing at my side, started laughing (pissed Don off all the more)and said “Arthur, I am going to take that as a voluntary termination of employment.”

Then to add icing on the cake, he actually had the balls to file for unemployment, lied and stated I terminated him for no cause. My statement of facts to the agency was just about the same as here including the manner of his resignation. We did not pay either.


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Posts: 6913 | Location: Livingston County Michigan USA | Registered: August 11, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My guess is a single parent household. I just can’t tolerate those types of people in my life. It’s the same type of people who think they just have bad luck all the time.

I remember as a kid I tried to use the bad luck angle one time. My dad quickly stopped me and said “you make your own luck” and explained why if you are always doing the right thing your “luck” will consistently be better than the person who isn’t.
 
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Get one your competitors to hire him.
 
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Get one your competitors to hire him.





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In 30+ years at my business, I've heard all of them.
I've had to deal with surprise funerals all the way to one guy getting a heads up before the sherrif deputies arrived.
My absolute favorite was the guy who called off because he locked himself inside his house.


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Excessive absenteeism is grounds for the boot. If your state is "at-will" employment that makes the decision even easier.

Except for one time earlier this year when I had the sniffles and stayed home out of an abundance of caution not knowing if it was Covid, I haven't missed any work in at least 20 years. It has always (before Covid) been my policy that if I can stand and walk without keeling over, I go to work.
 
Posts: 25140 | Location: Johnson City/Elizabethton, TN | Registered: April 28, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Posted this in another thread:
So I've been working on an interior remodeling project for a large automotive mfg. for the last 2 years. We are union carpenters. As the foreman I get a "guaranteed" 40 hours, I get paid the day of a holiday if I work the scheduled day before/day after a holiday. I've worked a couple Saturdays and a few 10 hours days. I have a crew member who was hired in May. I've known him, worked with him on and off for the last 20 years. He is frequently "not feeling well" , taking a Friday/Monday long weekend/etc. I shamed him into comparing YTD hours from when he started in May to the present. I have gotten 191 hours MORE than he has. Of course there is a shortage of labor/skilled trades so my boss just puts up with it until we can get through a few busy weeks/months and then the labor force will be reduced. Guess who I am nominating to terminate?
Also at a previous shop had a young man 19-22?ish took 7 work days off due to food poisoning. I believe he's of the group that was coddled to be weakened by any ailment. In perspective I told him I took a vacation in 2015 to Hawaii and did not miss 7 work days .



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I am sick of the work at home assholes turning in shit amateur work.


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A while back I managed a Redi-Mix Concrete company that had 12 drivers.
One day a guy came in for an interview with his girlfriend. This guy had a certificate from a school in California (Trap Rock School) that stated he was trained and could drive the truck, Class B CDL required.
He could drive, did a decent job the first few months. Then he started missing Mondays, then other random days.
One Saturday he asked the owner for a loan of $300. He said he had gotten in trouble with some bad people. The owner lent him the money. The driver took the load of concrete, returned from his delivery and asked the owner for another $300 as he lost the money.
As we later found out, the driver was a heroin addict, The training for the job that he had documentation for was from a prison job training class.
On Monday morning no driver. Kind of expected. At 9:00am, I received a collect call from the county jail from the driver. Said he had a domestic with his girlfriend and needed bail money. CLICK.
A month or so later I found out that he had kicked the door in at his girlfriends house, raped her and then from the heroin passed out in the bed. The girlfriend didn't resist and then when he passed out she called the police.
He called collect for almost a year before realizing I would never except the charges.
After his sentence was up California came and took him to finish out his sentence out there.


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Several years ago worked with a young fellow at a custom cabinet millwork shop who had trouble with getting to work on time due to numerous reasons such as extra heavy traffic / car troubles / over sleeping / etc. Good worker who knew his stuff but was constantly late. So the shop owners made arrangements for him to rent a apartment next door to the shop. His front door was approx 100yars from the shops time clock for clocking in. About 1 week after moving into this apartment he was being late to the point that someone would walk over and knock on his door. Finally shop let him go. ....... drill sgt.
 
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Might not be my problem anymore anyhow. The dipshits are bitching about my lights, again.

I've got some orange rope lights hung up in the guardshack, and I've maintained that if I'm forced to remove them, I'll quit.

"I got a great idea! Lets fuck with the one guy whos been there the longest, knows how to do everything, lets see if we can get him to quit without passing any of that on! Oh, and in a time when we absolutely cannot get/keep quality people, so it's more important than ever to maintain the ones we already have!"
~These Motherfuckers

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Halloween is over. Maybe remove the orange lights? Christmas is coming. Wink



Any cocktail can be a shrimp cocktail if you put your mind to it, and if you carry lots of loose shrimp in your pocket.

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We just hired a new guy at work. Hid cars tranny went tits up. He is taking the bus to work!


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Nearly 5 years in the Army with two combat tours in Vietnam. Then 24 years as a cop. Vested my retirement, went to work, ran a business for 20 more years.

Employees? No thanks, I'm sick to death of being a babysitter. Never again.


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Retired police chief.
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Posts: 804 | Location: Colorado | Registered: March 07, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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tranny went tits up



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Once each week our new bilingual person in contractor sales has called out due to “ain’t got nobody to watch my kids” or “my schedule ain’t right.” : rolleyes:
 
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We just hired a new guy at work. Hid cars tranny went tits up. He is taking the bus to work!

But he's coming to work, and on time, right? This is different from missing work.
 
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tranny went tits up



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Posts: 25140 | Location: Johnson City/Elizabethton, TN | Registered: April 28, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
probably a good thing
I don't have a cut
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OHHHHH.... That kinda tranny.
 
Posts: 2683 | Location: Tampa, FL | Registered: February 09, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Schedule him for 24 hours per week.
See if he can handle that.

Sears had three deliver people that were doing that.

After four weeks they cut there hours.

Shortly there after they were all in jail.
They were selling drugs full time,
and got caught.

They needed Sears as a source of income , on paper.





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