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Grrrrrr

Have, errr, HAD this young employee tell me Saturday that she MIGHT be quiting next week for a job she has been offered since June. The only thing in her way of said job, is her passing a drug test (she claims she knows what will wash the drugs out of her system so she can pass this test) and her age (she is now 17, but will be 18 next month).
Now I told her that IF she ever wants a good reference from this company OR me, she better give her notice in written form at least two weeks ahead, but I would allow her to make it a week if she does so by Monday. She, being 17, did not understand what the 'big deal' was, and then she asked that she was afraid that if she did turn in her notice, and she didn't get the job, she wouldn't be allowed to take her notice back. LOL I congratulated her on feeling the apprehension of being a 'real' adult and told her if she turned in her notice, that showed responsibility and would likely be allowed to cancel her notice. Great right? She agreed to tell me Monday (today) IF she got the job and if I needed to cover her shifts NEXT week. Fine fine fine, just as we discussed. Still with me? Good, because apparently this responsible appearing young lady must have forgotten our discussion:

She MISSED her shift yesterday! Day manager texted her (wow, NEVER thought I would EVER say that as a way to reach someone!) and she texted back that she was up in Sacramento buying a car, had to leave earlier that day and had no time to call in. Then she followed that lame excuse with, 'Sorry, hahaha'.

So now I gotta cover her shifts (luckily there are plenty of people looking for her job, inside and outside the company) but what a FRUITCAKE!!! She thought I was kidding about her reference rating, I am not, I will do everything I can do (legally, of course) to wreck her employment life for at least the rest of this month, after that, I am over it.

Heck, just writing this has gotten me over it, but now I still have to handle the rest of the week with another 'headache' of mine at work. This new kid (kid is 28) started off like gang busters his first two days, but since has shown who he really is, a lazy, dirty, cantankerous (fill in the rest), back-talking (to the supervisors) little BOY! I have made him my personal project, either he re-impresses me or I will have his resignation 'on my desk'! (I always wanted to say that)

'Funny' thing is, of the two guys I hired last month, the one I thought would be the first out is the one that is actually trying the hardest to stay. He NEVER complains about the same thing more than once, he ALWAYS remembers what he was taught, and, other than how slow he is, is ALWAYS 'perfect' in executing his duties. Now if you ever saw him you would swear he was around 50 or 60 years old, but this guy is 43!!! But he is also a recovering alcoholic and his last twenty+ years were working in Arizona and Reno, mostly outside, so mix the sun and the drink, you get twenty plus years added on. His slowness I attribute to what the alcohol may have done to his brain over the years (no police record, but drunks don't need the police to get their heads bashed in, he isn't allowed a DL and he is just about to move out of his Alcohol treatment center home, so he is moving along with his life. Hope he keeps on this track. He is also going to get more hours, he is too slow to open, but he can close and work the mids well.

Anyway, gotta go to work now, got to call a purveyor that shorted my store but were happy to charge us for it! Somebody tell me what the best way to get through CS without getting mad at them, I am mostly sure it isn't their fault, but. . .

Comments

It sounds like you were ...

It sounds like you were willing to work with her but I don't blame you now for not wanting to give her a good reference. She doesn't deserve it. She will learn eventually, when enough doors slam in her face by prospective employers, who are wanting people that actually care about working and about the others that they work with and for.

Should have known she ...

Should have known she wouldn't be responsible based on this...

"The only thing in her way of said job, is her passing a drug test (she claims she knows what will wash the drugs out of her system so she can pass this test)..."

That's a good tip off that the person hasn't even a passing acquaintance with responsibility. First, taking the drugs, but second, stating that she's going to "wash" the drugs out? That comment just rang the idiot bell. You can't "wash" drugs out.

Sorry about that, walter. ...

Sorry about that, walter. Hopefully she will figure it out someday. Idiot. I wasn't like that at her age. I was always pretty responsible at a job. In the meantime, good luck finding the right person!

and what kind of STUPID ...

and what kind of STUPID are you when you tell your present employer that you need to WASH THE DRUGS outta your system for a new job??!! OMG!!!

<p>case in point...4 of ...

case in point...4 of the Saints are going to be suspended for taking drugs that can mask the discovery of illegal drugs! duece mcallister, will smith and 2 others! and we won in London yesterday too...WITHOUT reggie bush! A MIRACLE!

I'd not allow her to come ...

I'd not allow her to come back until she can pass a drug test, you are well within your legal right to do so. As a matter of fact if you are an At Will employment state then you can fire her for just about anything.

<p>I feel your pain. She ...

I feel your pain. She should have at least offered you some of the goods. Maybe if she comes back on her knees pleading and with an offering you might find it in your bloodstream, er - I mean in your heart, to reconsider hiring her back. LOL!

No, you have the right to ...

No, you have the right to do what you feel needs to be done.