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Gronnie

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Re: Dealing with a know-it-all coworker
« Reply #300 on: January 07, 2020, 08:06:38 AM »
The temp detail was kind of important to leave out. That makes it so much easier, temps are super easy to get rid of and shouldn't even need to give a reason.

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Re: Dealing with a know-it-all coworker
« Reply #301 on: January 07, 2020, 08:50:56 AM »
Yes, I would agree.  You just call the agency and say she does not need to be here tomorrow.

Really strange if she is a temp that it would have gone on this long.

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Re: Dealing with a know-it-all coworker
« Reply #302 on: January 31, 2020, 12:24:51 PM »
It finally happened.  HR just came in, she gathered her personal belongings, and escorted her out of the facility.

No one knew what was going on.  I knew it was happening eventually, but didn't have details on exactly when.

This is basically me right now:


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Re: Dealing with a know-it-all coworker
« Reply #303 on: January 31, 2020, 01:07:51 PM »
It finally happened.  HR just came in, she gathered her personal belongings, and escorted her out of the facility.

No one knew what was going on.  I knew it was happening eventually, but didn't have details on exactly when.

This is basically me right now:


Ha.  I was wondering if you would come back and give us the scoop when it was finally over.

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Re: Dealing with a know-it-all coworker
« Reply #304 on: January 31, 2020, 03:03:36 PM »
Phew!  At last!

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Re: Dealing with a know-it-all coworker
« Reply #305 on: January 31, 2020, 04:43:17 PM »
So did she look shocked on her way out?

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Re: Dealing with a know-it-all coworker
« Reply #306 on: January 31, 2020, 04:48:50 PM »
That took a very, very long time for a contract / temp employee.  Wow.

I admire your ability to hang in there an only vent on this anonymous forum that did not impact your actual career / life / relationships.  It would have been a struggle for me.

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Re: Dealing with a know-it-all coworker
« Reply #307 on: January 31, 2020, 09:45:04 PM »
Please keep us updated on where she lands next. And let's hope she stays away from hazardous chemicals!

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Re: Dealing with a know-it-all coworker
« Reply #308 on: February 03, 2020, 07:32:49 AM »
Yes she looked shocked. There were a few employees that seemed upset and didn't understand why they would fire her.  One employee described it as "literally retarded".  It will be interesting to see what all of the fallout will be. They seem to be throwing some blame around and are pissed at some specific upper management people - because they believe they are the reason she was fired.  I've managed to stay out of it enough and avoid confrontation with her that no one seems to suspect I hated her and wanted her gone as well.  I didn't have anything directly to do with firing her, but I'm sure if my true feelings were known some of these employees would think I was a contributing factor, but as for now they are directing their anger mostly at one manager that had a lot of issues with her openly. 

I think many of the people that liked her and thought she was doing a great job aren't able to see things clearly.  She kept trying to take control and rearrange the chemical storage area, and I didn't have the time or patience to try and interject myself and correct everything she was doing, so I was just going to let it run its course and let her have all the rope she needed.  A couple days before she got fired she had a run in with another employee over the placement of some chemicals, and there was a lot of yelling back and forth, and she then had a brilliant idea to move around more chemicals.  She came to me and said she was going to move these totes of "working solution" over by the acids to clear room for the waste treatment chemicals.  I kept it calm and friendly, but informed her that she absolutely cannot do that as those working solutions are concentrated cyanide solutions and they can't be stored by the acids.  Her response was basically "ohhhh, that's what those are? Hmm.  Yea, ok, I didn't know what was in those, we'll have to find another place...".  I didn't say anything, but all I could think was "W.T.F?! You don't even know what's in it? You feel like you have the knowledge to be deciding chemical compatibility, without even knowing what the fucking chemicals are?!?!?!?!?!?"



Probably no updates as I'm not going to keep contact with her.  I hope I have no future communication with her. 


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Re: Dealing with a know-it-all coworker
« Reply #309 on: February 03, 2020, 09:13:35 AM »
You got lucky. In my experience, the intelligent and hardworking staff drop out and resign one by one out of sheer frustration. The dickhead employee then finds themselves promoted by dickhead management.