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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9450 on: November 27, 2013, 09:44:41 AM »
I'm going to put that I was Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2006 on my resume.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9451 on: November 27, 2013, 11:59:05 AM »
I disagree with Black Friday shopping moving to TG, but I never go shopping on Black Friday anyway.

I pretty much have to go this year  :( I need a new cell phone and it's 80% off at Walmart. I hate Black Friday (Thursday night) and I hate Walmart but I love absurdly cheap phones  >:(


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9452 on: November 27, 2013, 10:14:44 PM »
Met someone tonight. Thought he'd be really interesting, but he turned out to have a really simple motivation. Sad day.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9453 on: November 27, 2013, 10:32:26 PM »
The 24 Drinking Game is hurting my liver.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9454 on: November 28, 2013, 12:58:41 PM »
Met someone tonight. Thought he'd be really interesting, but he turned out to have a really simple motivation. Sad day.

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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9455 on: November 28, 2013, 01:05:29 PM »
Met someone tonight. Thought he'd be really interesting, but he turned out to have a really simple motivation. Sad day.

You have much to learn in the way of man young padawan.
Sad but true: we really ARE after only one thing.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9456 on: November 28, 2013, 01:09:00 PM »
Met someone tonight. Thought he'd be really interesting, but he turned out to have a really simple motivation. Sad day.

You have much to learn in the way of man young padawan.
Sad but true: we really ARE after only one thing.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9457 on: November 29, 2013, 08:22:23 AM »
Met someone tonight. Thought he'd be really interesting, but he turned out to have a really simple motivation. Sad day.

You have much to learn in the way of man young padawan.
Sad but true: we really ARE after only one thing.
Nah, he was just a control freak. A really hardcore one, at that.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9458 on: November 30, 2013, 04:18:08 PM »
I really hate chamomile tea, but it's what I have and I need a warm drink.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9459 on: November 30, 2013, 04:32:40 PM »
This past week, for the first time in my professional life, I was involved directly with firing someone.  My one employee under me overnight in the warehouse had been making constant mistakes, learning nothing, and getting steadily slower and lazier over the past few weeks.

The warehouse supervisor, who had never actually met the employee in question, had been pushing to fire him for a few weeks because of a few bad mistakes.  My direct supervisor on nights and I had tried to defend him, claiming it was all training issues.  This was true, all his mistakes could be traced to the fact that we have a shity training program, and I was trying to correct everything.  I even tried to motivate the employee with a "show them they're wrong to give up on you" mentality.

He learned nothing.  He would work as slow as possible, claiming he was just "being careful" but he was really just taking extremely long bathroom breaks and wandering around.

He wasn't allowed to use a forklift, because he had crashed it into a column earlier, so I had to do about a third of his orders anyway.  Of course he would wait until the end of the shift to tell me what he needed me to do, so it was always rushed.

We caught him asleep a couple times.  Turns out he had a second job, which he claimed was just part time.  Later we found he was working another 40 hour job, meaning he was getting almost no sleep at home, and really shouldn't have been anywhere near a manufacturing facility.

Finally, last week, the warehouse had nothing.  Holidays had slowed us down, so we had no orders.  I told him to help out another section that actually had a ton to do.  He spent eight hours standing around with his hands in his pockets.

That was the last straw for my supervisor, and I agreed.  I had to go call the employee into the office and help escort him out.

Almost put this in Rrraaagghhh because even though it really needed to be done...I still felt horrible about it.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9460 on: November 30, 2013, 04:54:25 PM »
Unless you're a complete asshole, which you aren't, it's never an enjoyable experience to fire somebody.  But it sounds like you gave this guy a decent amount of slack.  I remember when I got fired, it was after a couple warnings for inappropriate behavior that I just failed to heed.  My boss seemed pretty bummed out about it.  The HR guy who actually delivered the news was pretty much neutral, but that's part of his job.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9461 on: November 30, 2013, 05:11:59 PM »
Yeah, while it was going on I couldn't help but doubt that we were doing the right thing.  I kept thinking of ways I could have changed how I trained him, or kept an eye on him to motivate him more.  Actually writing out that post is the first thing that really helped quiet that part of my brain down.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9462 on: November 30, 2013, 05:14:18 PM »
This past week, for the first time in my professional life, I was involved directly with firing someone.  My one employee under me overnight in the warehouse had been making constant mistakes, learning nothing, and getting steadily slower and lazier over the past few weeks.

The warehouse supervisor, who had never actually met the employee in question, had been pushing to fire him for a few weeks because of a few bad mistakes.  My direct supervisor on nights and I had tried to defend him, claiming it was all training issues.  This was true, all his mistakes could be traced to the fact that we have a shity training program, and I was trying to correct everything.  I even tried to motivate the employee with a "show them they're wrong to give up on you" mentality.

He learned nothing.  He would work as slow as possible, claiming he was just "being careful" but he was really just taking extremely long bathroom breaks and wandering around.

He wasn't allowed to use a forklift, because he had crashed it into a column earlier, so I had to do about a third of his orders anyway.  Of course he would wait until the end of the shift to tell me what he needed me to do, so it was always rushed.

We caught him asleep a couple times.  Turns out he had a second job, which he claimed was just part time.  Later we found he was working another 40 hour job, meaning he was getting almost no sleep at home, and really shouldn't have been anywhere near a manufacturing facility.

Finally, last week, the warehouse had nothing.  Holidays had slowed us down, so we had no orders.  I told him to help out another section that actually had a ton to do.  He spent eight hours standing around with his hands in his pockets.

That was the last straw for my supervisor, and I agreed.  I had to go call the employee into the office and help escort him out.

Almost put this in Rrraaagghhh because even though it really needed to be done...I still felt horrible about it.

Did he leave respectfully? I'm really glad I never had to do this, I had to tell some folks they were laid off but it was fine because I was right behind them and we all knew it so we were all kind of in the same boat.

It's a long story and I don't want to go into too much detail, but I used to work as a tour guide on a small island is the SF bay. All employees and guest came and left on regularly scheduled ferries. Long story short a coworker showed up wasted and was fired immediately. After being fired there wasn't another boat scheduled for two more hours. The guy basically went on a drunken rampage verbally assaulting everyone insight including customers. Eventually the park ranger came down and actually took him into custody and cuffed him and waited for the boat. A vary strange day.       
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9463 on: November 30, 2013, 05:21:19 PM »
He was obviously angry.  He never really lashed out or anything, but did say a lot of "can't say I didn't see this bullshit coming." comments paired with "I don't really understand why."  The worst part was he had to go back onto the factory floor because he'd left his cell phone on a desk to charge, so I had to follow him there and back.  At the end he was getting tense and said I was making him nervous by following him, but it was all policy.  I couldn't just let him go on his own after we took his badge.

In the end, I'm glad he had another job already, and I hope he's doing better now.  I really get the feeling that he wasn't working two jobs because he needed that many hours, but because he was expecting to need a job right away.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #9464 on: November 30, 2013, 05:55:02 PM »
At the end he was getting tense and said I was making him nervous by following him, but it was all policy.  I couldn't just let him go on his own after we took his badge.

hey, i'm just following the rules. maybe if you'd followed the rules, we wouldn't be in this situation.
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