They are everywhere. Every company has anywhere from one to a multitude of workers who are basically worthless. They either whine, are selfish, or filled with self importance, feel underpaid/under appreciated, lazy, untrustworthy, undependable, always sick, and/or out of touch with reality.
I work with one who exhibits the vast majority of the items listed. While you may say hey -- it's just one employee, she comprises one-third of the workforce here.
If you take note of the word "Debut" in the title of the post you may have gotten an inkling already that she'll be a topic in future posts here. (Honestly, she could be the sole topic for a blog on its own.)
While I still consider her a kid, she's actually 30 years old. I used to consider her simply as mildly amusing and irritating with her actions and thought process. (And I'm using the term "thought" process here very loosely.)
Her latest problem, or issue if you will, is the fact that we don't have access to the internet at work. Oh. The. Horror!
When I asked her how having this coveted access would help her to do her job her well thought response was "Huh?"
So I patiently asked the question again.
I'm sure you've already guessed that her need of the internet has nothing to do with her job. Why no, she needs this access for shopping purposes, personal email checking, messaging friends/family, and Facebook connections.
Of course I let her know I was 100% behind her on this issue. I even told her I couldn't possibly see how having access to the internet would make her even less productive than she already is. She didn't note the sarcasm. This statement went so far over her head that the military would have to shoot it down before it left Earth's atmosphere. Seriously dumb girl.
She asked me if I'd go with her this week when she approached the boss with a request for internet access. Being the nice guy that I am, I said "I sure will, and will tell him the exact reason I think it's a good idea that I just told you as well. I can't see how less unproductive you could be anyway."
Being the mental giant that she is, her reply was "That's great!"
It certainly is.