Wolf woman's PD candidate reminded of this guy I used to work with.
Ten years ago I worked for a company as an computer system engineer, they hired another guy to manage their help desk. I don't know how he got the job, he had no idea what he was doing, had no management skills, and as it turned out, he was very unreliable.
After the first week of work, he didn't show up for work, for three days he was missing in action. He didn't call in, didn't let anyone know where he was or what he was doing. Why he wasn't fired right away I don't know, but the IT manager kept him on. He lasted about three months, but was finally fired after he pulled another no call no show for a week this time.
I have run into the guy a few times over the past ten years. One time he was working for a moving company, the next time he was a contractor helping to test some software for a few months.
The last time was about a month ago. The company I'm working for now is engaged in a large project. We have a major client who is moving all off the servers from one data center to another. It's very complicated, and very time consuming. We hired a few new people as contractors, with the possibility of them becoming permanent employees. This guy was one of the contractors.
I didn't say anything to my manager about him, I figured it's been ten years since I've worked with him, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
After working on the project for a couple of weeks, we had a weekend move coming up where we were moving a group of servers. He was scheduled to work nights, I was scheduled to work days. He started work Friday night and worked through till the next morning. He came back on Saturday night, worked for a few hours, and then disappeared.
Now the work we do allows us to work remotely, we don't have to be physically located at the datacenters. So most of the time, there are maybe two people at the data center, and then everyone else is remote. I myself work most of the time from my house as do a lot of the people on the project, and we communicate by a bridge phone conference and a group instant messenger chat.
So when he disappeared, it was a matter of him being on the phone and in the IM chat, and then he was gone. He came back on line Sunday afternoon and said he had an emergency come up that he had to take care of, but he didn't elaborate as to what the emergency was, and why he didn't tell anyone he had to leave. He then got off line and no one heard from him for the rest of the day and all of Monday, and yes, he is no longer working for us. So I guess he hadn't changed at all in the last ten years.