Maybe going out for the job was a big mistake
Asked me permission to use the bathroom. Every time. In spite of my protestations that he was an adult who I trusted to make his own decisions about going to the lavatory. He also sent me a weekly spreadsheet of all his breaks (potty and otherwise), lunches, and arrival and departure times. This is in no way required or the norm in our workplace.
Finally, after multiple pleas from me he stopped doing that. He was very smart and very skilled, but this was the first indication that he would otherwise be a lot of work. (KikiCanuck)
Couldn’t figure out how to log in to email with step by step directions on the first day. Needed step by step directions every day for everything on the computer.
Me on Day Three: Did you double click Outlook icon.
Him: Oh yeah. Now what do I do?
Me: Type in your password.
Him: What’s my password?
Me: You picked your password the first day. That’s why it’s called a password. Only you know it.
Him: Oh yeah.
Proceeds to sit there for 15 min doing nothing because he doesn’t know his password. I’m usually pretty gentle when I fire someone. He wanted to argue he was computer literate during his termination meeting. (AlphaPeacock)
Ran an in-home senior care business. Hired a chick and she got a sweet gig. 9-5, steady work, great easy going family, and easily cared for elderly lady. All she had to do was wear scrubs, not tank tops and shorty shorts. That’s it. One week in was when that changed.
We also found out that she brought a catalog of stuff to sell to the person she was caring for. Ended up selling her like $500 worth of stuff. Luckily we were able to stop it in time. Only person we ever had to actually fire. (FuzzyCheddar)