Friday, March 10, 2006

"I quit." "You're fired."

Over the last three days, I've gotten to say both of these things.

I fired a temp yesterday because she wasn't performing up to expectations. Ah, expectations, which will invariably lead to disappointment. Still, as a boss (not a BOOSE) you have to have expectations and if they're not met, you get to fire people.

I did, and then had nightmares about it last night.

Firing people really sucks, but the gratitude on the faces of the rest of Document Control helped to ease that suckiness.

I hired someone new today. Heather likes her and figures she'll do okay. I hope she's right because we're running out of time.

For those of you keeping track, 6 days, 4 hours and 23 minutes... 22 minutes.

As for reading and my annual goal, I have been forced, by the work situation, to put that on hold. There is a certain amount of work I have to get done before I leave and it comes before any subtle knives.

10 comments:

KimProbable said...

Heh. At first I read "I fired a tramp". That would have been much more amusing.

Sean Woods said...

Bitch probably WAS a tramp.

(if this is true, provide her with my number)

Liam J. said...

Nah. She wasn't a tramp. She just wasn't very good at basic Windows functions (like opening a file).

Anonymous said...

opening a ...file??



MIah

Baron Von Cliff said...

Wow. And who decided that this talentless hack was the right person for the job?

And, okay, so you have no time for subtle knives, what about really hard to ignore ones? Like a chef's knife lodged between your shoulder blades?

Sean Woods said...

Or between your fingers?

YES!

Liam J. said...

Okay, okay, I'm partly to blame for her hiring... okay, totally to blame. So what? There wasn't much chance for an extensive testing period. We needed someone, we got someone. She was bad, and now we have someone that my associate likes and that can open files... on her first day.

Overt knives are a little more difficult to put off (or take out) but it's the subtle knife that will get you in the end, my pretty.

Baron Von Cliff said...

Truer words were never spoken...except for all those other times somebody talked.

Well, at least your last few days in servitude to Cheneyco should go a little more slowly with someone who's capable of basic windows functions.

Shiny Beamer said...

is it just me or is there an awful LOT of talk of knives on this blog? Just wondering if it's just me...

Baron Von Cliff said...

Well, it's probably just a subconscious thing from Liam. And, of course, a very conscious move on our collective part to never quite let him forget.