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help me fire a new hire

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just got a new hire, seemed ok.

its clear he is a retard, he just asked a customer if they had an arranged marriage i found him sitting at my desk going through the rolodex to call vendors to say hi and place an order on his 2nd day it only gets worse but i suck at firing

any help?
 

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Maybe your pet retard could accompany you to a class on grammar and punctuation?
 

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Originally Posted by Blackhood
Maybe your pet retard could accompany you to a class on grammar and punctuation?

i am not writing a thesis here just a post on a forum. i was unaware we are getting graded on our english language skills.
 

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Tell him the truth.

I've never regret tellin' someone the truth, but you might want to skip that "retard"-part.
 

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson
"It's not you, it's me."

Originally Posted by Wirr
Tell him the truth.

I've never regret tellin' someone the truth, but you might want to skip that "retard"-part.


maybe a combo of these two
 

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Document all the ways he is screwing up in order to protect yourself from a lawsuit. Don't meet with him privately or he will claim you sexually harassed him.
 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Document all the ways he is screwing up in order to protect yourself from a lawsuit. Don't meet with him privately or he will claim you sexually harassed him.

This. And learn to interview better.

Also, still expect to lose your unemployment hearing.
 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Document all the ways he is screwing up in order to protect yourself from a lawsuit. Don't meet with him privately or he will claim you sexually harassed him.

100% this...
And be honest when you do it.....
 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Document all the ways he is screwing up in order to protect yourself from a lawsuit. Don't meet with him privately or he will claim you sexually harassed him.

This

Originally Posted by Piobaire
This. And learn to interview better.

Also, still expect to lose your unemployment hearing.


And this.

And, for what it's worth: you probably ought to tell him now he needs to shape up and settle down. One of my hires burned incense in his office on his third day, and I had to straighten him out. Fortunately, he did...for a while but eventually his old tendencies got the better of him and he got fired a year or so later.
 

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I was once part of an interview, where we 3 interviewers interviewed this guy. One of the interviewers (NOT ME) asked if the candidate was going to have an arranged marriage. The interviewer also asked "when did you immigrate" to someone born here, and also asked "do you mind if I ask your age?" I was so embarrassed just sitting there. The candidate seemed friendly enough during the interview, but he was unqualified for the job as well.....the head interviewer told him to make sure to call us back after 5 days if he didn't hear back from us by then. We never contacted him...and he never called us back either. I have respect for this dude
Like I said, guy seemed competent and friendly, just not qualified for the role...but I can guarantee you there are people out there right now laughing at this guy's story of how a fat retard with a face not unlike a castrated gorilla's asked someone at an interview if they were going to have an arranged marriage! Our company's rep is in the toilet with these folks! Don't be too hard on your new hire....you can't teach common sense, but people act weird and strange when nervous
GIve him 2 weeks before you do anything.
 

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Give him a couple of tasks you know he will fail in.

Document them. Then fire at will.
 

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Why does this guy need to be fired? It seems he's done some inappropriate things, use corrective action and build his character. Don't just shuffle him off to the next job he'll fail at.
 

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