Monday, August 21, 2006

Notice periods

I could never see the point in having a useless staff member work out a period of notice.

While it might be tempting to have them doing the worst of the scut work for two weeks, the reality is they are better gone. Immediatly.

Our current one just sits about whinging like a busload of pommie tourists on a budget tour of a dry country. If he was a dog, I would have shot him, to put him out of his misery!

It serves no point to keep these sad sacks of shit. The minimal amounts of work you get out of them is at the cost of pissing all the decent staff off.

It just isn't worth it!


KG said...

Too right. We just had one of those and he spent a month doing his best to spread gloom and despondency while doing sod-all work.
"if it were done, let it be done quickly..."
Bill had the right idea.

Deadman said...

Short-timer's syndrome sucks!

Anonymous said...

Plus, the amount of harm they could do if they felt malicious. Boot meets arse is the best policy according to the llama.

But it all depends on the mood too. I've seen damn fine employees resign, work out their normal notice period just as if they were getting a raise at the end of that time. Those are the ones you're sad to see go.