1. Ran out of gas on the way into work on a regular basis. She would then call my boss for help. The first couple times, he sent one of the shop guys out with a gas can to rescue her, and once he himself went to help. She was reminded that getting herself to work was her own responsibility, and told not to call again with the out of gas thing. Then she did it again. Boss happened to be under a lot of stress that morning, and told her to figure it out. Well, she kept calling, increasingly hysterical, until he finally sent me to help her. He was about the most understanding person ever, but he finally reached his limit with her.
2. She had a myriad of personal problems, all of which she aired and shared with everyone in the office. She would get on the office phone or her cell and yell and scream at her kid, her mom, the social workers who were trying to get her some much needed services, etc.
3. She would cry and sob at her desk, at top volume, to attract attention. There were several older, very courtly men working there, and at first they expressed concern, but eventually, their patience wore thin and there were complaints.
4. She lacked boundaries. She would get very personal and chummy with clients over the phone, and eventually, one of them mentioned it to my boss.
5. One Monday, she was a no-show, and it turned out, she had been arrested that morning on the way into work on a warrant for suspected theft. She had her lawyer call my boss and beg to keep her job.
There was a lot more, (as I said, she could star in her own thread), but I'm sure y'all get the picture. She didn't even work there that long, maybe two months tops, but she packed so much drama into those few short weeks. There were a thousand things she needed to stop doing at work. One of these days I will go on the PD thread and describe her eventual spectacular last day.That was one for the history books.