I've got one waiting to happen, I think...
Young guy that started at our work a few months back. I work in retail. Food Store.
In no particular order, some stuff he pulled:
- Rushing in at the last second, late, clocking in before
going to change into his work outfit. When called out on it, he said he felt silly being late when he actually was on time. Err... no, you're late
He kept doing it, so when he did it while I was counting the safe, I reported it. Boss called him into the office, told him he had to stop doing that, he started about not wanting to be 'late' in the computer. Boss asked him flat out if he'd rather be late or fired. He then asked why he did it again this morning. He claimed high and low that he hadn't done it. Of course he didn't know I was counting the money behind the door so he couldn't see me. Boss wasn't impressed.
- He is so... very.. slow! Whenever any of us are on till 1, we make sure to keep the speed up so we only have to call an extra till when needed, because, well, the rest of us has stuff to do in the store. Whenever he is till 1, you can't even turn your back because he will call you right away... and you will find one extra customer, both with two items in their cart. And then he'll waste 5 minutes talking to that first customer, after
that transaction has ended. Which he will also does in rush hours.
- We get deliveries at night, with no stock room to speak off. So everything that comes in, has to be out on the floor by the end of the day. Whenever we're behind, he'll go 'oh well, we'll never get this done anyway' and slow down to a snails pace. How about we try and contain the damage instead?!
- He asks customers questions. A lot. Personal questions. And he'll keep asking. And asking. Until it holds up the till. And, my personal peeve: he touches the customers kids without even asking.
- I repeatedly catch him giving out wrong information, or cutting corners. Like handing out the very much outdated list on sugar free products that we no longer carry. Or not knowing what to do during a fire and refusing to go read the instructions on it. Or claiming that product X will be available within three days, no problem, he'll put one aside for the customer, and then you're trying very frantically to find a polite way jump in and go 'actually miss, let me just check in the computer if this is actually in stock and planned for dispatch, and I'm sorry, but we can't order single items because we don't have a stock room, you can only order in bulk.' And then after the customer is gone, you go over the procedure, again, and he goes 'oh yeah I already know all of that, I just figured it probably was going to get here anyway and what's it going to hurt to put one item aside?' Err... where do I even start??
- During his lunch break, he went into the store to buy lunch, returned to find long lines... and walked right into the break room. A coworker followed him to ask him what he was doing. 'I'll just eat this first and pay later.' Dude, that's theft and grounds for immediate termination!
- Second time, lunch break, long lines... he turns to me and asks 'hey how about I just run this under my number at that till real quick?' I had to explain to him, very slow and clear, that you are not allowed to touch the tills when clocked out.
When coworkers buy anything, we sign their receipt. Lunch break, quarter break, end of shift, doesn't matter. Without that signed receipt, if the random check police (I don't know how they're called in English, sorry!) check you at the door, that's, again, grounds for theft and immediate termination.
He's gotten a few warnings already, and his trial period is coming to an end (trail is four months). All of a sudden, he's in a panic because he realized there's a talk with big boss planned at the end of his trail. The rest of us didn't have that, oddly enough. We just got a simple 'hey your standard contract is here, wanna pop in real quick and go over it?'
But I don't think he's getting it. The boss pulled him aside and told him how he was standing around too much, not doing anything. And that if he wanted his contract he had to step up. Guess what he did? If you guessed going into the loading bay and fretting about what boss just said for half an hour instead of working... yeah