Re: Convert Staff to Contract Worker
Hi Mr Siew
My company has a problematic staff who joined us on 2 Sept 2010 but in the short 4 months, she has chalked up 10 days of MC. Most of her MCs are on Mondays. In fact, almost all Mondays, she will either be on MC or late for work with various reasons; unless she has applied leave on that Monday. She is also always found to be away from her station and if not supervised closely, will take long lunch and breaks.
We have extended her probation period for the 2nd time today. Her first confirmation was due 1st Dec and her extended probation was due 1st January; which we have extended again today.
My boss is not willing to let her go as he claims it is difficult to employ staff and she is responsible in her tasks delegated to her. However, we are also worried that she will be even more difficult to handle once she is confirmed. As it is, as a probationer, she is already arrogant enough in not taking all the reprimands and verbal warnings seriously.
We are thinking of an alternative of converting her from a permanent staff to a contract staff where benefits and perks will be lesser. We are not anticipating that she will improve for the coming one month and we are thinking of not issuing her another probation extention letter but instead a letter informing her that we are converting her as a contract staff. Our concern is, can we do this? Thank you.