Friday, July 1, 2011

Quitting Co-Workers

Sometimes I can't stand the people I work with.

We've had this guy work for us about two years. He's around 27 years old and hasn't been very reliable over the past years. Actually, I have no idea why he still works for us because I've been dying to fire him for about a year now.

When he DOES work, he's very good. Hard worker and nice to customers. He even fills in on the night shift once a week.

Well he's burned me a few times and hasn't shown up for work where I've had to cancel my plans and stay because there's no one else to work at the last minute. Like I said, no idea why he still works for us. I think my dad feels bad for him or something.

The main reason he needs a lot of time off of work is because he's in a band. I think he plays drums or something. When he calls off work, it's usually because the band needs to practice or has a 'gig'.

It's good to have dreams and all, but sometimes you just have to grow up.

He lives with his mom, who is an enabler. She's called off for him sometimes, when he didn't even feel like calling in. She's probably one of those parents that thinks her 27 year-old son is going to make it big with his band and that it's only a matter of time. She's just as clueless as he is.

Well, because of a 'gig' with his band, he didn't show up for work this past weekend and just as I was about to fire him, he called and quit. He said that he was sorry, but that he needed to choose between work and his music and he was choosing his music.

So now I'm stuck working night shift this holiday weekend. But that's okay, I'm glad he's gone. I've wanted him out of here for a long time.

Let's hope he decides to grow up one day and realize he needs money to survive.

Somehow, I think he'll end up being that musician standing on a street corner collecting donations in a hat.


  1. Well at least he can't surprise you anymore. That's a good thing.

    Have a terrific day and happy Independence day weekend even though you have to work. :)

  2. I can't even tell you how many people I have cycled through my office like that. I had an assistant who had both her mother and boyfriend call out for her many times. This woman was about 30 and not a good worker to begin with. I was elated when I got to let her go.

  3. Whenever I managed entry level employees, the first thing I told them is you are the one working for me, not your Mama, so unles you are in a coma or dead, you better be the one to call me if you are not able to work. Sorry you have to work this weedend, hope you have fun anyway.

  4. how dare you step on his dreams by requiring he show up for his scheduled shift to work for "The Man" (that's you).

  5. Wow, and I thought I worked with useless people....



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