As stated in a previous post the Worthless Co-Worker is still employed.
(Going here will bring you up to speed on the latest idiocy involving her.)
What's surprising is that no discipline, as in a written warning, was issued. While I personally didn't want to see the silly girl fired, he's making a mistake here in not doling out a disciplinary report. I think this is going to come back and bite him in the ass, which is a shame, because of him being too nice.
He apparently elicited promises from her to improve her attitude, no more whining, and to be on time for work. None of which are likely to happen of course. I had to work with her yesterday and while I have no idea if she opened the store on time, there's no attitude change and the usual amount of whining rang throughout the store.
Sadly he should know better. This girl never hesitates to throw anyone under the bus when she gets in trouble. She takes absolutely no responsibility for her actions. I can't count the number of times when he has an issue with her that she tries to pull me into the mess to try to get me in trouble. As a matter of fact it's every 'effin time. Her defense is always "Well, Just Plain Tired did this, or didn't do that", trying to deflect trouble away from herself on to me. (To the boss man's credit he has always seen through this ploy.)
This came to a head yesterday though. All her whining about what I get away with, and what she doesn't get away with, set me off. This was explained clearly to her. Naturally not by the boss though, and she ended up crying because she "didn't realize what an asshole I could be", in her words. In a nutshell I explained the difference between an asset in the workplace versus dead weight in the workplace.
So what happened after that?
The boss let her go home early because he felt sorry for her. Was he mad at me? No. He just thought I might have been a little harsh on her and didn't want her moping around the store the rest of the day.
Now I like the guy, but WTF.
Normally I don't get involved with disciplinary actions involving other employees but I had to ask him what was he thinking by not, at the very least, writing her up. His reasoning was "You know she's doing the testing to get the next promotional raise, and it's a significant raise. If I write her up the company policy states no advancement, or raises, for anyone who has a written warning in the last six months."
My next question was "Do you honestly think she deserves a raise or advancement?"
His reply, "Of course not, but I feel sorry for her, she's always broke you know."
Of course she always broke. She's a moron when it comes to finances. She just filed bankruptcy last spring, getting rid of all her debts, and is still broke. She has champaign taste, with a beer budget. You could triple her salary and she'd still be broke. She bought eight pair of shoes last week and her latest whining involves wondering if she has enough gas in her car to get to work between now and Friday, which is payday. Suggesting that perhaps a pair, or three, of those shoes should be returned elicited this response from her:
"No way, I deserve them shoes, and I'd never be able to decide which ones to take back anyway. I just love them all." (Sadly this is true, scout's honor, no shit, etc....)
What the boss doesn't realize is that the next time she screws up, and he finally has to discipline her, he's going to be the one who's going to be in trouble. There's no doubt in my mind that she'll throw him under the bus with his boss, because he let this incident slide. He just doesn't get it.