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Colleague Dilemma

Post by astra on Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:41 pm

Hi everyone,
I was wondering if anyone can offer me and advice regarding a problem I have at work. I have a co-worker who was hired 2 1/5 years ago. I am a senior worker, she is a junior. I am not formally her supervisor, just oversee things in my department.
The problem I am having with her is that she is not thorough when she completes her work. If I happen to catch the mistakes she makes by picking up the same project after her, I correct them and they do not go any further. But the problem is many of them slip through as it is impossible for me to catch them all.
She is able to complete simpler jobs that are about 60% of the entire workflow. But where she needs to do any type of legwork or be just more thorough to prevent mistakes she is simply not doing it. I told her hundred times what she needs to do but am not getting anywhere. She is trying to use me whenever she can to do her leg work, but when she can't, she simply "lets it go" and mistakes happen which result in loss of profit.
Besides every once in a while she makes mistakes that are only excusable for a total beginner. When I let her know (if I catch it or someone comes in and tells us "we" did it wrong) how it should be done (very nicely!), she just stands there with an empty look in her eyes and no reaction whatsoever. I am not in the position of putting any pressure on her to try and perform better. I have no idea what to do and I must admit that her negligent attitude it quite irritating at times.
My dilemma is - do I go and talk to my supervisors about it or not. I feel like I might be "setting her up" for a trouble. On the other hand I don't know how long I can take this. I do care what's coming out of my department and I don't understand why these mistakes should keep happening while they can be prevented by paying more attention and thinking just couple of steps ahead. I know she hates the job, the town and everything in it with a passion because she never wanted to move in here and now she's kind of "stuck" here for a while. She can barely make it through the doors in the morning. I can't tell that to the bosses, of course and I won't. But what do I do??
I'd appreciate any advice!
Thank you and God bless!

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Re: Colleague Dilemma

Post by dreamster on Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:00 pm

nerd i undastand ur delema nerd ,,i think u;ll be forced 2 inform ur boss of her inability 2 the job, or she'll drag u dwn wiv her :hairraising: :shocking: ,,u can only cover 4 someones slackness 4 so long :hairraising: duh ,,she dont care about the job or u ,its not ur job 2 put pressure on her, its ur supervisers, soapbox arguing :blah: ,,the fact that shes costg the compy $$$ shows shes a liability anyway, bandaid which no one can afford 2 hav in this economik climate nerd ,,,

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Re: Colleague Dilemma

Post by astra on Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:33 pm

Thank you, Dreamster! I think I'd have to do it. I hate feeling angry at someone but sometimes I just can't help it seeing what she is doing. I'd understand if it was hard, but it's NOT hard at all. It's easy, you just need to care a little bit more about what you are doing, that's all. Maybe after I talk to the bosses I'd feel better.
I ask my Lord for the Grace not to "lose it" with her :-) and also give her a job that she would enjoy doing!!

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Re: Colleague Dilemma

Post by dreamster on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:11 pm

yep not nice, ,,,, u being isnt good 4 u,

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Re: Colleague Dilemma

Post by astra on Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:10 pm

OK, talked to one of the bosses today after another mess-up :-( The big boss (the nasty one) will be in on Monday, so I don't know what's going to happen. I pray he'll be in a good mood!!

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Re: Colleague Dilemma

Post by dreamster on Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:22 pm

ok,, while its awkward an uncomfortable, ,,that situ koodnt carry on, ,,,

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Re: Colleague Dilemma

Post by Cholette on Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:40 pm

You telling the bosses was the only option. You telling the bosses is helping your company and it's really not about her. You were hired to do your job and as senior staff, you have to make sure that you uphold the integrity of the company, be it profits or anything else.

The way that the economy is right now with so many of us working for struggling companies, do all you can to help maintain your company...and pray that God gives your co-worker a grateful heart so she can keep her job or else give it to someone who would appreciate it.

Praying for your upcoming Monday. You did the right thing...be encouraged!


Do not fight FOR victory, but fight FROM THE PLACE of victory. Jesus has ALREADY won the battle!

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Re: Colleague Dilemma

Post by dreamster on Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:57 pm

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, D,,,hey ,,,im ona break

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Re: Colleague Dilemma

Post by astra on Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:41 am

Hi Cholette and Dreamster,
Thank you very much for your support and prayers! I must say I felt very condemned after I talked to one of the bosses (not our supervisor though). Our direct supervisor (he's also the owner of the business) is in today and we'll see what happens.
But the Lord gave me courage and words what to say to her as I asked Him for help. So I'll gather all I've got in me and with God's Grace I'll talk to her myself directly and tell her that enough is enough. If we mess up the very basics, we then should go to back to the training procedures or find whatever is distracting her and deal with it.

Thank you very much again and God bless!

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Re: Colleague Dilemma

Post by dreamster on Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:35 pm

clapping u can only do ur best, you go girl!

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