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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5700 on: May 14, 2014, 03:17:14 PM »


...   I've been gone for 3 years (laid off to my glee).  He's still there!

Maybe he has something on them?   :-\

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5701 on: May 14, 2014, 04:01:05 PM »
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PD's less egregious sin was abusing free food.  For an employee's first day or last day, I could take the team to lunch on the company.  Nice, right?  Normally, we'd all get burgers or some-such nice lunchy food.  PD always got the most expensive option (normally a dinner steak).  He'd always ask for a beer, which I'd explain I couldn't expense and he would need to purchase.  (My boss didn't believe in expensing alcohol at lunch and I don't think that was the worst idea he had.)  This is all fine, except at some point, he'd order a second meal.  So, when I got the check, his doggy bag of a second meal would arrive -- you guessed it, another high end steak. 

I think I work with his long-lost sister.  I've posted about her in eHell before in different threads, but she never ceases to amaze me.  Just yesterday, we had a department lunch at a higher end restaurant.  This place doesn't have appetizers at lunch, so she wasn't able to order one like he usually does, but she did demand a basket of bread even though this place doesn't bring out bread as matter of course.   Of course she ordered the most expensive entree, which she does every time, then complained about it which she also always does.  Two other people had the same meal and said it was fantastic.  Then she ordered desert, which no one else (out of 13 people) did, and we had to sit there and wait while she finished it.  I have many other stories about her shenanigans, both food-related and not, but I don't see her going away anytime soon - her supervisor seems afraid of her for some reason.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5702 on: May 15, 2014, 12:32:13 AM »
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/5/14/seminole_county_depu.html

Two Sheriff's deputies had an affair - while on duty.  They got caught because the man's phone was linked to his wife's tablet, and all the text messages copied over.  Pretty sure this was also a case of Marriage Darwinism!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5703 on: May 15, 2014, 04:02:10 AM »
Found a new site to waste my time on.

http://myobsaidwhat.com/

Some of them are horrible!

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5704 on: May 15, 2014, 05:24:41 AM »
Found a new site to waste my time on.

http://myobsaidwhat.com/

Some of them are horrible!
Thank you for sharing.  ;D Also, darn you.  ;)
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5705 on: May 15, 2014, 04:32:50 PM »
Found a new site to waste my time on.

http://myobsaidwhat.com/

Some of them are horrible!
Thank you for sharing.  ;D Also, darn you.  ;)
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5706 on: May 16, 2014, 02:20:45 AM »
Nice to see this thread rolling along  ;D

It's not really PD as they quit rather than being fired, but still.

Recently we had an employee give notice, nothing unusual they sat down with the boss and it was all very civilized, but then towards the end of his notice period things began unravelling. He began disappearing into secluded rooms during work hours with his mobile phone to have very private conversations which would last anything up to an hour.

He stopped passing on information, when his supervisor asked him for some documents he had sent to a client he stalled on providing them for a day and a half and when he did supply them they were only half completed. He started doing strange things like, if I sent an email to a client giving them a timeline for delivery of their purchase, he would immediately send them an email (we are on the same email group so he saw all emails in and out of this group) directly contradicting what I had just told them.

He refused to tell us what he was going to do next, which he doesn't have to do, but we found out he was trying to coerce other members of staff to leave our company and join another one, which is specifically forbidden under the terms of his contract. When this was pointed out to him he flatly denied it despite the proof being placed in front of him.

I was away for the grand finale, but I heard through the grapevine that he called in sick on the Monday, came in on the Tuesday only in order to go to the pub for his 'farewell' lunch, not that this matters as all his tasks had been reassigned, but apparently he was unwilling to even pick up the phone, and then after he left behind his company laptop and all of his files the IT guys discovered that he had spent his final afternoon changing ALL his passwords, for his email, his laptop, his calendar and so on and walked out without telling anyone he had done so. No doubt he thought he was very diabolical but it was a short process for the IT department to simply reset the passwords and shut down his access.

We work in a small-ish industry, everyone knows everyone, so burning your bridges is inadvisable - and word through the grapevine is that the job he left us for has now fallen through, so I bet he's regretting his 'cleverness' now that he's probably going to have to contact us to ask for a reference. Not that we would trash him of course, his work throughout his employment was satisfactory, but (as the boss said) we would have to mention that his notice period was a little "difficult".

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5707 on: May 16, 2014, 06:11:59 AM »
Corporate espionage? 

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5708 on: May 16, 2014, 09:42:24 AM »
"Difficult." Such an ... interesting word.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5709 on: May 16, 2014, 10:00:37 AM »
We work in a small-ish industry, everyone knows everyone, so burning your bridges is inadvisable - and word through the grapevine is that the job he left us for has now fallen through, so I bet he's regretting his 'cleverness' now that he's probably going to have to contact us to ask for a reference. Not that we would trash him of course, his work throughout his employment was satisfactory, but (as the boss said) we would have to mention that his notice period was a little "difficult".

Wow. I wouldn't be surprised if that new job fell though because of the grapevine. Maybe not from your company, but from the other companies you deal with like the weird contradicting email exchanges.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5710 on: May 16, 2014, 11:34:29 AM »
All I can say is ex-coworker has big troubles now... ::)

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5711 on: May 16, 2014, 04:10:59 PM »
My new and hopefully soon former coworker has twice now made an error caused by negligence in doing a process which required one of our vendors to contact us to correct the issue.  He furthermore cannot complete another process on his own that is extremely vital to our organization, despite having the clearly written instructions (with screenshots of every step) in front of him.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5712 on: May 16, 2014, 09:46:14 PM »
One of our temps sent out a piece of mail to an insured with his complete Social Security Number in the address. How she did that, I don't know. Unfortunately, I can believe she did that based off other issues with her.

It'll be interesting to see what happens to her.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5713 on: May 17, 2014, 06:11:44 PM »
I just had to send a manual out for the third time on how to access our organizational wiki site. It has screen prints and is not hard at all to understand. Really.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #5714 on: May 19, 2014, 03:24:52 PM »
Twenty years ago, I worked for a bank.  Part of my job was to gather up referrals to bank specialists, like mortgage brokers.  The massive branch at which I worked had 2 mortgage reps, Scott and Sam.  Everyone loved Scott and, well, not so much Sam.  I believe in fairness, though (as did some of my colleagues) so I always split the mortgage referrals I took into two piles, one for each.

I started having customers call because they weren't getting calls on the referrals I had sent to Sam.  Weird, huh?  This went on for a couple of weeks.  When that happened, I rewrote the paperwork and gave them to Scott. 

Then Sam gave his notice.  Because of the nature of his work, he was sent home the day he gave his notice (with two weeks pay).  The bank was above board.

Sam, however, was not.  He had been taking the referrals home.  He started on his new job at a different mortgage brokerage company and immediately started calling the customers from the bank's referrals that he had been saving for a few weeks.  Yes, we got complaints.  Yes, he had signed a non-compete clause.  Don't know the full details, but I'm sure the bank got their two weeks pay and leads back.
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