I had one just play out. Jason was an assistant manager to the branch manager, Karen. There were accusations that the two had become way more than friendly, and although no wrong doing was uncovered it was decided prudent to assign Jason to a different branch. Now I think that Jason, being young and just out of college, had assumed that being a manager was a free ticket to the easy life. In the course of a year:
1. Customer drops his checkbook on the floor. Another customer picks it up and forges it to pay for their own car registration. Jason was the one who processed the transaction, and never realized that the name on the check did not match, and never questioned it (We are supposed to ask for the driver's license number of the person who wrote the check -- Jason didn't do this.)
2. All checks are collected, balanced to the check total at End of Day, and placed in one envelope to go to the bank the next morning. Jason, for some unknown reason, placed his checks in a separate envelope and dropped them into the bottom of the safe. Next morning, he forgot completely that his checks were in a different spot, and he forgot to pull them to go to the bank. It was only a few days later, when the bank was questioning the deposit discrepancy that he finally remembered these 10 checks.
3. He started out earning 4 hours of annual leave per 2 weeks, which equals 13 days of annual per year. Jason put in for all this vacation time at the beginning of the summer. The region manager had to redo everything once she realized that he did not yet qualify for all the time he asked for. "But I get 13 days a year," he said. Yes, and at the end of the year that is how it will add up, but you actually have to earn it first. It's kind of like writing checks for money that you will be depositing 6 months later.
4. The big one. He was talking to his new manager on a Monday morning, and a clerk comes storming in: "Why did you stand me up Saturday night? And you turned your phone off too?" We have been trained over and over again, and had it drummed into our head that a supervisor dating someone they manage is a recipe for disaster. Accusations of sexual harassment, and accusations of favoritism often follow. He had just survived one accusation of sexual misconduct, and he was diving right back into it. Jason, dude, keep it out of your work place.
Now, Jason is a really nice guy, and not stupid. But just very unaware of how work places operate. After the first instance, I would have put my head down, and just worked hard. But Jason never really showed a sense of what managers in our department are expected to do.