How should I dismiss an employee?
I'm not a manager but have been given the task of hiring and training new staff. Two weeks ago I hired an aquaintance of mine and now the owner's mother, who is running the business while the boss is on vacation, has told me to fire her as she has been consistently short on the register by $12+. In additon, she leaves the store messy, and other staff have complained. If it were up to me, I'd give her another couple of days as she finally managed to balance her register within the specified limit. The concern I have is that she isn't grasping the job as quickly as is needed - I've had to talk her through the process every night when she should have remembered/figured it out on her own by day 3. The owner's mother already has a replacement waiting so now it's up to me to get the ball rolling. Any advice on what I should say and how I should say it? Thanks.
Asked By: taarna_73 - 5/17/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Firing someone is never easy. The best way is to be straightforward. You should tell her that she has not been able to perform all the duties of her position, without assistance, as she should be able to do by this time. Explain that this is detrimental to the business and to co workers.
Answered By: vegaswoman - 5/17/2007
Additional Answers (2)
Tell her you are sorry but that its just not working out, and that you are going to have to let her go.
Answered By: webned - 5/17/2007
There is no easy way to do it . Be honest with her and try to avoid embarrassing her in front of the other employees.
Answered By: hdean45 - 5/17/2007
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
Sobre 287 Trabajos en tu area. $15-87/hora - Aplica Ahora.
Other Career Questions
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.