What goes around, comes around

Scribbled down on April 4th, 2009 by she
Posted in It's a Living, Lighter Side

Once upon a time I had a very incompetent co-worker. One who spent hours each day talking to friends on instant messengers or surfing the internet, took 3-10x longer to complete assigned tasks than her brand new co-worker, and couldn’t follow written or spoken directions. My boss, co-workers and I did everything we could think of to get her work to meet the bare minimum standards. We were unsuccessful. Finally, my boss had a ‘come to Jesus’ meeting with her and discussed her performance. She quit immediately. We could say it was in a fit of pique but honestly it was probably to pre-empt being fired by the boss.

So, now that my office mates and I have found new jobs and my former boss is gone, who does the department hire to fill in for D for the final few months of the project? If you guessed the sweet but clueless former co-worker treat yourself to a cookie.

I feel for D who must spend the next few weeks trying to train her. The re-hiring justification is that since she used to work with us she knows the software and processes. For the moment, let’s ignore the fact that she never learned much beyond the basics of the old LMS we were using and took weeks to complete a 4 hour assignment with less than 70% accuracy. The program converted to a new LMS a few months back. One that she’s never seen before. Every process in place when she was working for the dept. was refined or replaced with the advent of the new LMS.

I think they’re in for a rude awakening if they think she’s capable of doing even 10% of what D or Big Momma R used to do.

None of us should be surprised by this hiring decision as it’s a perfect representation of all that’s gone on in the past, but I have to admit, the absurdity of the situation is making us giggle on our way out the door.

You just can’t make this stuff up.

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4 Responses to “What goes around, comes around”

  1. No, you really can’t make up this kind of absurdity, can you?? Luckily, D only has one week of half-days to acclimatize our incompetent bumbler to the new system. But the fits of laughter over it are going to feel mighty good once we’re ALL out. No laughing allowed until D breaks free (unless she laughs first LOL). ;o)

  2. …. I’m NOT laughing! well…. yes, I am…. I love this wacky world don’t you?…

    giggle giggle…. lol… giggle giggle

    oh, dear I think I’m hysterical/demented. I may not be able to stop.

    Is this only Tuesday????? ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  3. …now it’s Wed!!!! counting the hours/minutes/seconds…. I want outta here.

    I’m taking tomorrow off because of some banked time from that evening that I worked with Kathy and Dorothy. So, I’ll have a longer weekend than planned. yaaaaaaaaaaay

    hope your 3rd day is great!

  4. I sometimes feel sorry for morons, and the clueless who hire them…bwaaahahhhhaa….who am I kidding; I don’t have that much heart. And I can laugh because it isn’t me. Of course that may jinx me for some other moron encounter.

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