Someone Who Can't Keep Her Word

Philippines
May 15, 2010 1:16am CST
Yesterday I decided to rehire a former employee because we have remained as good friends. I rehired her to teach a class because I was no longer satisfied with the working etiquette of our present teacher. She came by yesterday giving me the impression she will take the job and also I asked her that we will begin classes next week. Today I sent her an sms to report to our school director for her schedule and she made some alibis about the other teacher getting angry when we have talked about it. It gave me the impression that she wants me to keep repeating to her that I prefer her over the other and it's simply getting on my nerves. Today I really got pissed I told her to be straight with me and not give me some dumb alibis because it's business. I also plan to never to rehire her again for any vacant position.
7 responses
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
15 May 10
It seems like she really ruined her chances of working for you again and also may have lost your respect for her. It's sad when someone can't atleast eventually be straight forward about things as serious as this, and I surely do hope she's straight with you.
• Philippines
18 May 10
Yup she did lost my respect and my friendship. Today she sent me an sms telling me to let the applicants sitting on her exam fill up the forms as she was the assessor for the test. I rolled my eyes and muttered to myself "who the hell is the assessor me or you? and clearly that ain't my job but a job you signed up with a government agency!" They were using our school as their venue for the exam. Clearly she thinks I still would care about her and she forgets that I am boss and she is nobody in my world (sorry don't mean to sound so snobbish)so I ignored her sms and guess she got the message that I do not give a d*mn. Sometimes when you are too friendly and caring with your staff they over step their boundaries. My mom used to say "you give them an inch later they will ask for a mile", I guess this is true.
@ericpapasit (1276)
• Philippines
15 May 10
Chill my friend! chill! The nice thing to do is to talk to her in a nice way. if she decline then let it be... The point is don't forsake your friendship... The thing is we have unique attitude, unique identity, and unique preferences so we have to accept anyone's weaknesses specially your friend... But again I can't blame you to distrust her but remember that you are still friends.
• Philippines
15 May 10
I dunno eric I really think familiarity bridges contempt. In this case she has breached our friendship by over stepping boundaries. She was never straight with me and left me hanging not once but two times. she knows I fought for this position for her against our school director and now I am a laughingstock because she left me hanging.
@dloveli (4369)
• United States
15 May 10
Hey Candy, My grandmother told me to Never mix business and pleasure. Never move in with friends, hire friends, rent things for friends, open accounts for friends etc. She was right on the nose! In fact she probably saved me tons of aggrivation. Its clear she likes drama. Yeah dont hire her for anything! She is gonna really screw things up royally if you keep giving her chances. You did the best you could for your friend. You are a great person! Happy MyLotting dl
• Philippines
15 May 10
She is darn right dl! Yup I won't ever hire her for anything again. She has screwed me up right now because I need to look for someone to teach this monday and I just have a few short days to look for one. In fact she screwed me up last time too when she did not show up for her class anymore and did not give us notice when she would be back or if she is still coming back and we waited for nothing. So I learned my lesson and that is enough no more Miss Good Girl.
@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
18 May 10
Hi Candy!! I know what you mean and it really is very very frustrating...
@qamarep (4449)
• Pakistan
15 May 10
that is very sad thing you are right you should always hire people on short term basis. if they turn out to be good then confirm them
@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
15 May 10
if you want to mess up a friend ship one loan them money, two hire them. yeah i like for people to straight with me
• Philippines
15 May 10
I always thought that in the business world, friendship will be ruined no matter how deep it is. Maybe she's thinking you'll give her a break or take it easy on her or something. I suggest when you're gonna hire someone, hire someone who's not your friend.