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Should we say something?

geek grrrl Avatar
9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
weve got a new member of staff at work, and well, she's causing abit of a stir...

our manager employed her and told us all she was ever so nice, but now were not too sure.

firstly she needs glasses but wont wear them, and fair enough, who are we to make someone wear their glasses, but she's on the tils alot, and you NEED to be able to see those screens. a few people have commented on how she's got her face right up to the screen - and she's even used 2 bells (special supervisor call) during busy times just to ask me where barcodes are on products, surely it would be easier to wear glasses?

secondly, she's very abrupt. you'd have to be mad not to get along with our team at work, we really are nice! we go out of our way to talk to her and she's actually been ignoring people! then she's been complaining to other supervisors that no one will speak to her!
she's also very abrupt with customers, most of us will say "next please/yes please" in a friendly manner, she grunts "whos next" - its not very nice! and I never hear her use the words please or thankyou!

thirdly she self harms, or atleast used to. she's started wearing a bandage on her arm to cover up the scars, but its got customers asking her what shes done, and she cant wear it forever, can she?

and fourth, someone actually came into our shop from another buisness to warn us about her!! telling us she's a bad worker and suddenly leaves a job without a goodbye.

now, what im wondering is if we should mention all this to the manager when she gets back from her holidays. surely she wants to know how her staff are getting on, and perhaos she can have a word with her about the issues ive mentioned?

what do you think?
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
[SIZE=2]Think u should get her the nearest number for the Samaritans[/SIZE]
banned#2
You probably just have!
#3
Mind your own business - nobodys perfect.
#4
mrtootough
Mind your own business - nobodys perfect.



Nope not everyone is :whistling:
#5
Well from what you've wrote she needs sacking but thats only one side.

Sometimes it takes a while for people to open up and if you are all confronting her, She may feel uncomfortable and just get annoyed hence the grunts!, Its not easy starting a job and jumping straight in at everyones elses level.

As for the scars, How do you know its self harming?, Could of been anything from a very deep scrape etc, Maybe she feels embarrased about it to and people noticing makes it worse.

As for the glasses, Its something that should have been asked in the job interview, I would say thats equally who ever employed her's fault to.
#6
Oh on the "someone actually came into our shop from another buisness to warn us about her!! telling us she's a bad worker and suddenly leaves a job without a goodbye."

This could be total rubbish, She might of left because he was treating her unfairly or a dispute over something etc.

It all seems speculation to me, Also telling the manager as soon as she's back is sort of like telling tales!!

Having the manager leaving as she starts is a pretty crap situation to, Its not easy asking work mates questions that you know will appear stupid to them!
#7
Iom-RF
Oh on the "someone actually came into our shop from another buisness to warn us about her!! telling us she's a bad worker and suddenly leaves a job without a goodbye."

This could be total rubbish, She might of left because he was treating her unfairly or a dispute over something etc.

It all seems speculation to me, Also telling the manager as soon as she's back is sort of like telling tales!!



that was my reaction to that also - was planning on leaving that out.
however I think our manager should hear about it. she'l want to know how her newest member of staff has been so we may as well be honest.

no one has been confrontational with her, so for her to be ignoring people is abit rude. I know its hard to start somewhere new, but really, weve all been very welcoming and for her to be ignoring people isnt very nice.
#8
It sounds like someone needs to take this girl under their wing,letting her know that they are there for her to ask absolutely anything,no matter how stupid it may sound sorta thing.

Everyone talking about her,presumably behind her back will not help the situation at all and this needs to stop,regardless of how much ammunition you think she is giving you to do so.

If you are a supervisor,why not you take on board this responsibility,kindly showing her the best way to work in your establishment.:)
#9
Iom-RF
Well from what you've wrote she needs sacking but thats only one side.


I dont think she needs the sack, just think our manager should take her aside to discuss how she's settleing and whats required of her.

Everyone talking about her,presumably behind her back will not help the situation at all and this needs to stop,regardless of how much ammunition you think she is giving you to do so.

we are wrong to have discussed it behind her back, and no doubt she probaly has felt something in the air. im going to try to help her, unfortunatly we dont have that many shifts together so its easier said than done.

as I said I think telling the manager will be for the best. she can even provide her with a counseller we have especially for le spar people :thumbsup:
#10
maybe shes not ignoring anyone, im slightly hard of hearing and sometimes miss things :)

maybe she can sense that shes being talked about, that alone would make me feel uncomfortable

as for the self harming,if she is, thats her business, im sure she wont do it in front of customers
#11
Does she bang into things whilst walking??? If she does, I bet that's funny. Leave her be I say and laugh at her expense!
#12
loupomm


as for the self harming,if she is, thats her business, im sure she wont do it in front of customers


that never crossed my mind, its very personal and I doubt she'd do it in front of anyone. i also used to self harm, so I can understand, but im afraid to tell her as its my guilty secret.
#13
vinylandtrinkets
did this girl have any training? and if you are the supervisor, in your managers absence you could take her to one side and have a friendly chat...how shes finding working there, does she enjoy it, does she think she could use more training, again be careful on how you say things to her.
i had a similar problem in my last hotel, i was the manager and the other person was one of my supervisors, i could see there was a problem and she was ever so rude to everyone i had to take her in for the "friendly chat" after that she was one of the best supervisors i had


shes had very basic training with the manager being away and all.
my only problem with chatting to her is that I find her hard to talk to, and im n ot the best of talkers at times. just feel it would be better for the manager to do it - shes alot more experienced in those kind of things
#14
does your firm not have appraisals when you have a meeting with management to talk about how things are going and how they feel you are doing .
#15
we have reviews every 6 months, but with her being so new i doubt she'l have a proper one. just a little chat.
#16
I think someone will have to have a word with her as if not people will complain
#17
leave her alone. you have no right to interfere, her pay is not coming out of your pocket!
#18
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leave her alone. you have no right to interfere, her pay is not coming out of your pocket!


you may have a point with some aspects that have been mentioned .but if she is not polite to customers and doesn't mix well with other members of staff this will affect other members of the team .I know from my job if one member is in a funny mood etc it rubs off on everyone and manners are soooo important when dealing with customers etc .
#19
maybe she is just painfully shy. She certainly sounds it. I second the idea of having a little chat with her. Nothing formal just let her know your there if she needs anything or has any questions.
The training in my old job was awful (not saying yours was ) and I fond that by making a point of talking to the newbies letting them know that any question they needed to ask I had probably asked twice.
I always had a stream of questions for about the first week but they tailed off as the operators confadance grew.
good luck
#20
to be honest i would leave it too

although you did say in another post your a supervisor?

if you are say something to her yourself
#21
I would try and make friends with her, ignore the stuff that she is doing and keep a smile on your face when around her.

At the same time I would speak to the other staff and ask their opinions on the worker, compile them and give to the manager saying that you have some concerns

As far as the self harming goes, once she has started it will be difficult for her to stop (Know from experience of living with someone who self harmed) and also embarrasing if it is in a visible place. If there is a uniform then perhaps she could be allowed to wear a plain jacket over it (opened) to cover her arms?

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