Sunday, January 03, 2010

I'm Sure I Won't Get Any Sleep Tonight

Tomorrow I'm firing my Admin Assistant. Some of you may recall, last Summer we put her on an improvement plan. Things haven't improved; the newsletter was a mess this month and the bulletin had several mistakes that I had pointed out before I left. Unfortunately, this is par for the course with her...and I found out today that she was late several days and took off early while I was on vacation this past week. Like 3 hours early.

It would be a lot easier if I didn't genuinely like her. I truly do. She's a sweet, sweet woman.

But not cut out for this work.

I feel like a jerk.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're not a jerk. As a very wise someone told me once,you're not firing her, she's already done it herself with all that she's done/ not done! Good luck and my prayers as you have a difficult conversation.
Amy in Chicago

Mompriest said...

really hard to do....so sorry...but yes, she has already fired herself...sigh. I will hold you in prayer, may grace prevail regardless.

MaineCelt said...

Blessings to you as you wrestle your way through the day's thoughts, emotions, prayers, and interactions. May the intensity of your current discomfort be gradually subsumed by the resulting relief and restoration of much-needed order.

God_Guurrlll said...

Wow, this is tough. I agree with anonymous and mompriest, your admin assistant fired herself. You've given her every opportunity to improve and she chose not to do what she needed to do. She will not be surprised by the news of her employment ending.

revhipchick said...

you are totally NOT a jerk!

peace be with you

DogBlogger said...

(((Iris)))

Mompriest said...

been thinking about you all this hard day...and hoping it was not as hard as it might have been...

God_Guurrlll said...

Been thinking about you and praying for you all day.

revkjarla said...

Late to the party, here. I hope you got a little sleep....

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh iris... so much, so much to soak in. sounds like you handled it all as gracefully as possible both the admin and the jail visit...