Sunday, June 24, 2007

Highway Robbery

My sister-in-law experienced a scary incident at work last week. As a manager, she hired an out-of-state employee whom I'll call "John".

"John" was scheduled to begin his new job several weeks ago. However, after missing his start date by several days, my sister-in-law received a call from him stating he was on his way, but his car broke down while driving through Vegas and his start date will have to be delayed by another week.

When "John" did finally show up for work, he came in late. By this time, my sister-in-law was fed up, called him into her office, and was ready to fire "John" on the spot. Instead of going through a simple firing process, "John" got extremely irate and started ranting & raving at her. He refused to leave her office even after she called one of her co-workers to come in to try to convince "John" to leave. I'm not sure why she didn't call Security although I'm not sure if her small company even has a Security department.

This is the part that really gets me...when "John" still didn't leave, HR decided to pay this guy LOTS of MONEY to get him out of their hair and hopefully he won't come back to harm anyone at the company in a future date.

I consider this extreme "highway robbery"!!!

- AV


Anonymous said...

wow, that sounds crazy! Good thing he did not harm your sister-in-law (or anyone else). Hopefully he won't be silly and try to sue!!

AVCr8teur said...

Hi Big Scott, It is crazy! I think he had to sign something about not suing the company before he received the money.

mrsnesbitt said...

We have a saying in Yorkshire, here in UK.....
"There's nout so queer as folk!"

"There's nothing as strange as people!"

Enjoyed your blog! Looking for your dog now.

mrsnesbitt said...

Cottage Pie..........
minced beef, carrots, onions with a sliced potato topping! Did you think we used real english cottages? LOL!

Thanks for comment, stay around.

AVCr8teur said...

D, I didn't know what to think about cottage pie. Does it mean "home-made pie"? We have cottage cheese here. :P