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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5235 on: February 04, 2014, 05:30:16 PM »
So, this lady where my mom works... she's on call. they call her in, and she never shows. If she's scheduled to work in advance, she no call no shows... I really have NO idea how this person is still employed...

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5236 on: February 05, 2014, 08:13:07 AM »
Mr16 Years may just have cooked his own goose.

We had a team meeting. Mr16 later went to boss of OtherTeam, claiming OurBoss said a slew of horrible things about OtherBoss and OtherTeam in the meeting. If he was trying to stir up resentment against OurTeam and OurBoss, it just backfired big time.

OtherBoss lodged a complaint against OurBoss (on the basis of what was supposedly said in the meeting). OurBoss denied it all and asked some of us to write statements clarifying what was said in the meeting.

These claims couldn't have been less believable if Mr16 had claimed OurBoss said he hated OtherBoss's pet unicorn and hoped it died of glittermange, it was that bizarre a set of claims to make. And in front of a room full of witnesses to counter the claims.

Now it's in writing with HR, it should get interesting.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5237 on: February 05, 2014, 11:56:44 AM »
Mr16 Years may just have cooked his own goose.

We had a team meeting. Mr16 later went to boss of OtherTeam, claiming OurBoss said a slew of horrible things about OtherBoss and OtherTeam in the meeting. If he was trying to stir up resentment against OurTeam and OurBoss, it just backfired big time.

OtherBoss lodged a complaint against OurBoss (on the basis of what was supposedly said in the meeting). OurBoss denied it all and asked some of us to write statements clarifying what was said in the meeting.

These claims couldn't have been less believable if Mr16 had claimed OurBoss said he hated OtherBoss's pet unicorn and hoped it died of glittermange, it was that bizarre a set of claims to make. And in front of a room full of witnesses to counter the claims.

Now it's in writing with HR, it should get interesting.

My goodness, I have popcorn.  Will there be fireworks as well?  I can bring the wine :D

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5238 on: February 05, 2014, 01:42:41 PM »
Mr16 Years may just have cooked his own goose.

We had a team meeting. Mr16 later went to boss of OtherTeam, claiming OurBoss said a slew of horrible things about OtherBoss and OtherTeam in the meeting. If he was trying to stir up resentment against OurTeam and OurBoss, it just backfired big time.

OtherBoss lodged a complaint against OurBoss (on the basis of what was supposedly said in the meeting). OurBoss denied it all and asked some of us to write statements clarifying what was said in the meeting.

These claims couldn't have been less believable if Mr16 had claimed OurBoss said he hated OtherBoss's pet unicorn and hoped it died of glittermange, it was that bizarre a set of claims to make. And in front of a room full of witnesses to counter the claims.

Now it's in writing with HR, it should get interesting.

My goodness, I have popcorn.  Will there be fireworks as well?  I can bring the wine :D

I'll bring beer & pizza.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5239 on: February 05, 2014, 02:52:16 PM »
I'll bring the cupcakes!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5240 on: February 05, 2014, 02:53:41 PM »
Can we please not turn this thread into an "I'll bring X" thing? And just get back to the professional Darwin stories?

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5241 on: February 05, 2014, 03:05:33 PM »
Come on, that only went on for two posts, not two pages. I hardly see what happened above as a problem.

The best way to move a thread on is the post your own story. Like the one I heard recently about the au pair who was employed to look after children and a little housework but as soon as she moved in refused to do anything and left a four year old unsupervised in a pool while the mother was away with his sister.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5242 on: February 05, 2014, 05:33:20 PM »
Mr16 Years may just have cooked his own goose.

We had a team meeting. Mr16 later went to boss of OtherTeam, claiming OurBoss said a slew of horrible things about OtherBoss and OtherTeam in the meeting. If he was trying to stir up resentment against OurTeam and OurBoss, it just backfired big time.

OtherBoss lodged a complaint against OurBoss (on the basis of what was supposedly said in the meeting). OurBoss denied it all and asked some of us to write statements clarifying what was said in the meeting.

These claims couldn't have been less believable if Mr16 had claimed OurBoss said he hated OtherBoss's pet unicorn and hoped it died of glittermange, it was that bizarre a set of claims to make. And in front of a room full of witnesses to counter the claims.

Now it's in writing with HR, it should get interesting.

This sounds like professional Darwinism on the part of OtherBoss as well - believing random accusations from a known problem employee and lodging a complaint based on those accusations without even speaking to the person the allegations are about doesn't exactly give your employers a good impression of your judgement or common sense!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5243 on: February 05, 2014, 05:35:29 PM »
Come on, that only went on for two posts, not two pages. I hardly see what happened above as a problem.

The best way to move a thread on is the post your own story. Like the one I heard recently about the au pair who was employed to look after children and a little housework but as soon as she moved in refused to do anything and left a four year old unsupervised in a pool while the mother was away with his sister.

Yikes! That's not only grounds for dismissal, but criminal prosecution too!

Do you know the fall-out? (Professional curiosity, I was a nanny.)
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5244 on: February 05, 2014, 05:55:26 PM »
Surprisingly, she wasn't out on her ear after that. If that had been me I probably would have had to be restrained.

Other things included going out all day and not being home when her employer wanted her. Going out drinking at night, coming back late and not getting out of bed until after ten am. And she stole alcohol from her employer.o

The woman who employs her though is nice to a fault, after addressing numerous times how she wasn't fulfilling the terms of the agrees contract, her employer said it wasn't going to work out and the girl would have to leave. The girl burst into tears, saying she had no idea that the work would be so hard and she wasn't used to it.

Following that was about a week when the girl made herself scarce while she looked for a youth hostel. When she finally found one, she did not return to get her stuff or even speak to her employer. Her employer then packed up her stuff and dumped it at the hostel.

The girl also left a rude note in Finnish in her room complaining about everything in terrible language (girl is on a working holiday from Finland). I suggested scanning the note and sending it to the girl's mother, she has her email address.

Her terms of employment? Free room and board with petrol and phone covered plus $200 a week. This was in exchange for child care while the mother watchers a lot of the time, a few chores including fixing dinner. One night she refused to fix dinner, telling the kids to fix it themselves or get an apple.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5245 on: February 05, 2014, 07:42:56 PM »
Surprisingly, she wasn't out on her ear after that. If that had been me I probably would have had to be restrained.

Other things included going out all day and not being home when her employer wanted her. Going out drinking at night, coming back late and not getting out of bed until after ten am. And she stole alcohol from her employer.o

The woman who employs her though is nice to a fault, after addressing numerous times how she wasn't fulfilling the terms of the agrees contract, her employer said it wasn't going to work out and the girl would have to leave. The girl burst into tears, saying she had no idea that the work would be so hard and she wasn't used to it.

Following that was about a week when the girl made herself scarce while she looked for a youth hostel. When she finally found one, she did not return to get her stuff or even speak to her employer. Her employer then packed up her stuff and dumped it at the hostel.

The girl also left a rude note in Finnish in her room complaining about everything in terrible language (girl is on a working holiday from Finland). I suggested scanning the note and sending it to the girl's mother, she has her email address.

Her terms of employment? Free room and board with petrol and phone covered plus $200 a week. This was in exchange for child care while the mother watchers a lot of the time, a few chores including fixing dinner. One night she refused to fix dinner, telling the kids to fix it themselves or get an apple.


I... what? She refused to feed the children in her care?!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5246 on: February 05, 2014, 08:30:19 PM »
Yep. And the oldest is the four year old boy. The other is a six month old baby, I think.

The employer thinks that the girl was a bit spoilt and saw it as a way to get paid for being on holiday. She didn't seem remotely interested in the children.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5247 on: February 05, 2014, 08:40:51 PM »
Mr16 Years may just have cooked his own goose.

We had a team meeting. Mr16 later went to boss of OtherTeam, claiming OurBoss said a slew of horrible things about OtherBoss and OtherTeam in the meeting. If he was trying to stir up resentment against OurTeam and OurBoss, it just backfired big time.

OtherBoss lodged a complaint against OurBoss (on the basis of what was supposedly said in the meeting). OurBoss denied it all and asked some of us to write statements clarifying what was said in the meeting.

These claims couldn't have been less believable if Mr16 had claimed OurBoss said he hated OtherBoss's pet unicorn and hoped it died of glittermange, it was that bizarre a set of claims to make. And in front of a room full of witnesses to counter the claims.

Now it's in writing with HR, it should get interesting.

This sounds like professional Darwinism on the part of OtherBoss as well - believing random accusations from a known problem employee and lodging a complaint based on those accusations without even speaking to the person the allegations are about doesn't exactly give your employers a good impression of your judgement or common sense!

Or maybe OtherBoss went to HR knowing that the problem employee was full of it, and HR advised him to file a formal complaint so that there's a paper trail so they can start the process of firing problem employee.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5248 on: February 05, 2014, 09:07:04 PM »
glittermange = wins the internet for the week

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5249 on: February 05, 2014, 09:21:09 PM »
glittermange = wins the internet for the week

I must be going nuts because I have absolutely no idea what you are referring to here?
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