Re: Problematic Staff
Hello Mr Siew and all
since this is a forum i wud like to discuss and hopefully share on the flwg experience..
my office has a staff who is sickly. she is a chronic diabetic but refuse to do anything about it. she smokes and has many symptoms incl floaters in her eyes, dizziness, swollen body parts, etc. she is constantly on MC and EL. by June itself she has exhausted her MC & AL and is on frequent unpaid leave. on days that she is in the office, she will spend time walking about going to pantry, going for smoking breaks, sits at her place day dreaming, on the mobile with personal conversations or disturbing other colleagues with imaginary problem and creating arguments. her work needless to say is bad, making mistakes over mistakes despite corrections having given to her.
the mgtmt has spoken to her with stern warning of disciplinary action but she insists she is good and is fit to work. she also frequently asks for time off to either come in late or go off early on the pretext of blood test, going to clinic, pick up medicine, etc.she also has this idea that as long as she is on unpaid leave the office should not question her as the company is not paying her. this is despite the mgtmt having explained to her that salary issue aside, she is disrupting the operation of her department bcoz work needs to be done.
of late she upped her ante by reporting to office in casual wear claiming she cannot fit into her working clothes anymore. she also reports to work with DARK sunglasses claiming the lights hurt her eyes. few days ago she started coming to work with DARK sunglasses AND walking stick. she limps around whole day and basically making drama in the office.
the mgtmt has tried asking her to take time off (like 1 or 2 months) to get her health back in order however she retaliated by producing a letter from the doctor certifying that she is fit to work (she is also good in getting people to write legal letters).
she constantly put all her behaviour down to her health which is a sensitive issue.
has anyone experience this before?
Mr Siew, in your many years of experience, what can the mgtmt do as this staff is very obviously taking advantage of the system.