RE: Advice, please

Subject: RE: Advice, please
From: "Swallow, William" <WSwallow -at- courion -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 15:57:14 -0400

Unfortunately you are stuck with driftwood, but maybe it *can* be made into
something useful...

First, you need to define the bounds of acceptable work, in writing, and
have her, you, and others adhere to it. Second, you need to demonstrate (and
document) to her where the problems with her work are and how these problems
can be rectified. Third, you need to point out the errors each time and make
note that you explicitly told her the acceptable method of doing things.
Then, 3 strikes. A demonstration (by continuation on her part) that she
cannot work within the acceptable boundaries that the group is held to
should be enough to validate her termination.

Though I hope for her sake (and yours) that it doesn't come down to it, you
may have no choice but to let her go.

You need to make it obvious to her that her work is not up to snuff, that
there are x things she has to do to make it better, and that if x can't be
met, her employment is in jeopardy. You also need to give her the
opportunity to change, but make these opportunities fixed and finite.


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