Dealing with a co-workers mistakes.

@maezee (33031)
United States
January 23, 2010 2:01pm CST
I am currently working at my job-number-one: the dry cleaners, and I have to say: Boy! It's frustrating to have to correct my new(ish) co-workers mistakes on a continual basis. We seem to have horrible luck with picking employees apparently. Now, you must be thinking: how many mistakes can you actually make being an entry-level CASHIER at the dry cleaners? Well, A LOT, I'll tell ya! Overcharging people (and I later have to do the adjustments - ugh), invoicing things that are not real, and making mistakes like not recording where she puts items in the store (so I literally have to go through EVERYTHING because it hasn't been racked). . Anyway, to rant is not the point. I love this girls' personality (she's super cool and fun), but she's just NOT a good employee unfortunately. Do you ever have issues like this? I'd love to hear your stories!
2 responses
@savypat (20246)
• United States
23 Jan 10
I have faced this problem and an employee who is good with the customers and brings a positive energy to the workplace is worth extra work to train on how to do the job. Why not have her help fixing some of her own mistakes, that way she will realize how important proper attention to details is. Especially if she is young, she may not think beyond the customer face to face service. Blessings.
• United States
23 Jan 10
The mistakes of a new co-worker don't bother me.... the mistakes of a co-worker who has been around longer than I have irritate me. But the worst is having to clean up after my boss. She's stubborn and narrow-minded so I can't even point out her mistakes, I just have to take note of them and come back later to fix it... Sometimes I just leave them alone and let the customer tell her about it. It's kind of horrible I know but it's strangely satisfying when she won't listen to me.