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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by greenbrucelee, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    So I am still on my crazy shifts, never getting any time to myself and I can't do anything about.

    The new guy we have taken on just isn't getting to grips with the job I and my manager do.

    One day he can be fine the next it's as if it's his first day.

    I know people learn at different rates but he is getting very very basic things wrong or forgetting altogether.

    Now the problem is he is a friend of my manager and I think he was employed on a friendship basis and not because he was the best for the job. Normally something like this wouldn't bother me but basically I havent had a full day off since July 14th and I still have 10 days holiday to take but can't take them because me and my manager are carrying the new guy.

    It's beggining to do my head in, anyone got any suggestions?
     
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  2. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    How long ago did this guy start?
     
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    You and the manager whether your role is should have a frank review is the guy up to the job, I would get the guy into the office and be honest with him, give a him month to pull his socks up. if does not then it give him P45. To be successful in a business to have learn to be ruthless.
     
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  4. JonnyMX

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    Sorry mate, one of those impossible work things.

    Depends on the size of your organization.
    Make it be known, quietly and without drama to other influential people that you don't rate this guy, but are prepared to give him a chance and the benefit of the doubt.

    If he messes up big time, your manager won't risk his job to save him, friend or not.

    Just make sure you don't take any of the flack, but at the same time, don't be seen to be setting the guy up for a fall.

    Sound easy?

    :blink
     
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    I would better say that you to just be patient, one day your manager will get rid of him or find a solution to it. :)
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    I would say, have a quiet word with your manager and comment that his friend needs extra training in order to ensure quality of service is maintained and the added work that this is placing on you, or something along those lines. Your manager may not be aware of what's going on and you don't know how "friendly" those two are.

    -Ken
     
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  7. greenbrucelee
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    13th August

    I think my manager was seeing this today, they go back when my manager was 16 he is now 52 so quite a long time.

    I did say to him the other week that I could do with some time off but I doubt it's going to happen.
     
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  8. grim

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    punch him in the ovaries !

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    lol I felt like doing that today when he had marked of pages we had recieved from a customer when we hadn't recieved them at all.
     
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    maybe you did, did he leave with a large swag bag ?

    Grim
     
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    NOt today but if he doesn't start getting his arse in gear soon, he'll be leaving with something.:twisted:
     
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  12. greenbrucelee
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    Problem is most of the time it's me & my manager against the world, I don't want things to look bad on him.

    Yep it's hard :(
     
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  13. skuzzy

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    What kind of a character does your manager have?

    Friendly or Hardy? :D
     
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    thats a bad lot you've got there, it may just be that he's a slow learner and after a while you might find he's an absolute asset to your department, but possibly not!!! I think really the only thing you can do is voice your concerns to management (maybe with examples) and then if that doesnt do anything you'll just have to wait for the almighty c**k up to occur and make sure your nowhere near it when it occurs.
     
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    my managers a top bloke apart from when I do the job better than him (which is most of the time):)
     
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    will probably have to wait for the cockup, the guy is a grafter just a slow one that's all. I can just see what'll happen if he is on night shift on his own :blink
     
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    Now thats the problem right there....
     
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    yep bad idea to put friends before business or should that be fiends :D

    That reminds me of my sitcom idea never did get an answer, it was called fiends and there were 5 muderers living in a flat in New york, with people like J T Ripper, Bee allit. Sounds familliar but I'm sure it could have been a hit.:)
     
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  19. skuzzy

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    Yeah, I know what do you mean. :) But if he is old enough he should admit you and give you more than you are, but it is rarely seen. :(

    Finally I would say that friendship comes in front of all, be carefull!
     
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