So I get to pop my firing cherry in the next few weeks. I can’t wait!! I know the joy is fucked considering economic/employment situation, but the guy i’m getting rid of is fucked.
Started as an intern and we hired him as he’d just lost his job in security due to Covid and we could use the help as we’re linked with construction, so we’re busy. We had another staff member move to Melbourne so we offered him a position in the lab down there. Within a week, original staff member starts to becoming sour and couldn’t give a shit about anything, rubbing off on all our other staff member and generally slowing them down. Apparently he was jelous of the other guy, even though he literally had zero plans of moving to Melbourne…
I had limited dealings with him until I shifted that section over to join the main lab under one roof. The guy gets shittier and shittier throughout the day, every time I ask him to help out with a move. Now being mindful that his boss reports to me and I report to the managing director of the company, so technically, if I wanted to, I could have stayed in my office all day and left it to the guys under me. I’m also assisting with heavy lifting etc. whenever I can manage, considering I have two plates in my wrist that are still 2-3 weeks away from being fully healed.
Fuck-face spend the full day complaining about every new thing not being perfectly set up how it was in his original lab, making no effort to try and fix the issues, even though they’re literally as simple as “go grab a bigger power board.” Add to the fact that his manager and myself are working our arses off while the whole team goes on a 30 minute tea break (separate issue). All culminates when I ask the team that’s not busy to help out with moving stuff from our carpark in the warehouse so we can shut the doors for the day. I go away for 5 minutes and come back, no one there. Goes into their arm and tell them off (not too gently but not too aggressive yet). Fuck face turns around and tells me he has to leave 45 minutes early. When I question him, he tells me his manager had given him the OK the day before. He fucks off and when I question the manager, it was complete bullshit.
I just can’t wait to piss him off. He’s even been openly telling people how much he doesn’t need the job as he has a security job already etc. Ignoring the fact that when job keeper gets rolled back, it’s going to be even worse for employment.
Generally I like to give people a few chances, but his manager wants him gone too. Throw in the fact that I have two interns that are bending over backwards as they’re desperate to stay with us, I’d rather give a contract to someone that wants to put effort into their work than someone actively bringing the team down .