Heard about quite the SS coworker from my sister who is a resident in a city hospital and as she was recently chosen to be a Chief, she has the joy of dealing with him on the behalf of the other Senior residents
FirstYear is a very charming and attractive young man who makes friends easily. Unfortunately, he seems to think being likable can replace doing actual work.
1) The Rental Scam: FirstYear needed to move to a new apartment as his ex-girlfriend kicked him out of their shared apartment. He couldn't get help from other docs as the ones with cars were working and he was new to the area. Not having a usable car of his own and not willing to pay for a rental, FirstYear came up with a brilliant plan. He went to a Lexus dealership in his scrubs, hospital tags, etc. and told them that he was a doctor and knew he wanted to buy a particular Lexus model. All that was left was for him to test drive it and he'd be ready to go. But, he wanted to test drive the car he would buy for a whole day. Well apparently he was pretty convincing, because they gave the car to him and told him to bring it back before they closed that evening. FirstYear then spends the day moving using the Lexus SUV and takes it back saying he'll think about it.
2) FirstYear Makes All the Seniors Mad: FirstYear got into a habit of leaving early from his shifts and leaving his work undone. This means that the other people ended up staying longer to do his work for him. At first, some let it go out of friendship and an assumption that the first year resident had gotten overwhelmed. Finally, the Senior Residents got fed up and reported it to my sister. My sister sent him an email letting him know that she had received these complaints from the other Seniors and reminded him that he is responsible for doing X, Y, Z before he leaves. She cc'd the other residents who made the complaints. Sister thinks it is done with. Nope nope nope. He gets mad at her for calling him out, and angry that the Seniors complained to her because he thought they were all friends. My sister reminds him that getting along with your coworkers doesn't mean you can stop doing your work. FirstYear does it again. An angry Senior goes to my sister and let's her know that he has left again without finishing his work. My sister called him up and told him he had to come back to work and finish. Is he at all contrite, guilty, or embarrassed? Try whiney: "But I have to go on call this afternoon!" Yeah just like every other person on staff.
3) FirstYear Takes on Weddings: One of the residents is getting married. She did not invite FirstYear. He calls her up and asks her to invite him last minute because "everyone else is going" (not true). The resident extends an invitation to him. Unfortunately, FirstYear got in trouble with the Senior residents the week of the wedding. He decided he wasn't going to go because he is angry that people "threw him under the bus." Yup, after calling to ask for an invitation, he was a no show.