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I had to fire someone today

He showed up to work everyday and on time. I hired him based on his education, his experience and his references. The one question mark was that he had never worked on a DOE nuclear site, a place with very strict rules and consistently tight tolerances. I took a chance on him, thinking I could coach him up and fill any gaps in his skill set. It quickly became apparent that his work ethic was lacking, his commitment questionable and his focus suspect. He showed up but he did not give 100%. I have young guys that I am trying to teach. Having an older "veteran" engineer exercising poor work practices around them was counterproductive to their development. It quickly became apparent he must go. So I fired him. Now we all must pick up the slack. We are short handed and people are having to fill roles which they are unfamiliar with. These are high character people however, who accept the challenge and ultimately want the best for the department. The moral of the story. They don't all work out. The important thing is to recognize when there is a bad fit, realize that a change needs to be made and then have fortitude to face it head on. Our group is now stronger and closer because of it.
[Post edited by nHOOclear at 02/16/2017 11:03PM]

(In response to this post by Mom2KidsDog)

Posted: 02/16/2017 at 11:01PM

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  I had to fire someone today -- nHOOclear 02/16/2017 11:01PM
  Precisely ... -- Trigon 02/17/2017 08:51AM
  This may, or may not, go over well ... -- Trigon 02/16/2017 8:45PM
  Not naive at all. -- Mom2KidsDog 02/16/2017 10:36PM
  Re: Not naive at all. -- Trigon 02/17/2017 08:43AM
  That makes the most sense. ** -- Mom2KidsDog 02/16/2017 10:16PM
  Simple: "nobody is perfect" -- HooStat 02/16/2017 8:01PM
  Is this one instance going to change your -- Birddog 02/16/2017 7:48PM
  Maybe K can can offer some advice? ** -- stevehoos 02/16/2017 7:30PM
  Sometimes things just don't work out -- Huff Daddy 02/16/2017 7:25PM
  Sometimes I get mad at myself for replying** -- Seattle Hoo 02/16/2017 7:06PM
  Cut the staff some slack . This is the only -- Birddog 02/16/2017 7:32PM
  Deleted ...** -- Birddog 02/16/2017 7:45PM

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