I was floored by trusting the wrong employee . . .

United States
October 5, 2016 8:57pm CST
Well I have been working for the same wonderful catering/staffing firm for almost 19 years and have come across many employees who had their own strange personalities and behavior. I am usually a pretty good judge of character and find most assistants I work with personable; however I was quite wrong with one. Three weeks ago a young lady and I were working with a guy who has been part of our company for about a decade and usually his work is okay and he gets good tips and makes nice with the clients; however this person is not to be trusted as I thought and he cost me and this young lady our gratuity and almost our job. He stole liquor from the clients cabinet, smoked weed on the job and got lippy with me and other gal. Turns out he is a convicted criminal with a list of felonies and not only was I shocked and disappointed, so is my boss who has now fired him due to me and some other clients intervention procedures. In the mean time, we meaning me and this other lady are not sure we will ever see our gratuity (as much as $100 for the three days work) or if we will ever be called back to that clients needs or events. It is frustrating and sad that someone always professing that Jesus loves him and that he is eternally blessed can be so darn two-faced. Has this ever happened to you, trusting the wrong person and what would you do in this situation ?
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10 responses
• Eugene, Oregon
6 Oct 16
In my experience, the more sanctimonious the person is, the less I trust them.
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@LadyDuck (157275)
• Switzerland
6 Oct 16
James, thanks for writing this, I wanted to say the same, but I did not dare.
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• United States
6 Oct 16
James I am hugging you through this platform, you are absolutely correct but I wish I would of heeded my own gut feeling about him BEFORE accepting to work with him on a job. Thank goodness he is no longer part of our team as I got word yesterday that on Monday night he was in fact, FIRED ! serves him right and have a beautiful day @JamesHxstatic
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• Eugene, Oregon
7 Oct 16
@enlightenedpsych2 It truly does serve him right.
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@LadyDuck (157275)
• Switzerland
6 Oct 16
I think that it happened at least once in the life of everyone to trust someone and find later that we did something wrong. I cannot say that this happened to me, I have a sixth sense for those people and it's a shame that my husband did not listen. He lost a lot of money due to a cheater.
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• United States
6 Oct 16
He ruined himself in the process and until I get my gratuity on that job, I shall keep my fingers crossed for it (hope you will too) but knowing I was wrong about someone, kind of floored me as I said. Thanks Anna for commenting and so sorry your hubby did not heed your sixth sense warning
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@LadyDuck (157275)
• Switzerland
7 Oct 16
@enlightenedpsych2 I think that people need to build personal experience, my husband did not listen, but from that day on he never did something if I suggested to stay away from a proposal. It was a lesson learned.
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• United States
7 Oct 16
@LadyDuck and a darned good one too ! Isn't it wonderful when our mates take us seriously ??
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@thelme55 (14571)
• Germany
6 Oct 16
Yes, it happened to me though in other way. Since then I don't trust that person anymore.
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• United States
6 Oct 16
I suppose we live and learn with everything in life but I was sure he was one of the good guys . . . Thank goodness he is no longer part of the team as he was definitely fired Monday evening @thelme55 have a beautiful day my dear friend
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@hereandthere (31018)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
if only what he did only affected him, right? it stings even more when it affects your job, too, or the company as a whole because then everybody loses.
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• United States
6 Oct 16
He is no longer part of the company as of Monday evening . . . thanks for visiting @hereandthere
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• Philippines
7 Oct 16
@enlightenedpsych2 i hope the client has been informed he's been sacked and call you both back
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• United States
7 Oct 16
@hereandthere I believe she has and I saw my boss today who was in near tears for her denial and since she does NOT perform back ground checks, she is certain we will loose many clients. I assured we will not and told her we all make mistakes and that we will learn from this move on and be back in business in no time ! thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend coming up
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@SIMPLYD (79665)
• Philippines
14 Oct 16
I think it got you thinking that he is good because he shows so much goodness when in front of people . But on the backseat he does those bad things . We do can be deceived sometimes by some pretentious people , and that is just but natural , my friend . But at least we learn our lesson .
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• United States
14 Oct 16
Yes I certainly learned a lesson about 'sanctimonious persons' @SIMPLYD !
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@SIMPLYD (79665)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
11 Oct 16
I have come across employees who were dishonest, I had to fire them but it is always disturbing when we get hoodwinked by someone, it makes us question our ability to find quality people.
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• United States
11 Oct 16
Yes hoodwinked is a great word for what I felt, thanks @BelleStarr
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Oct 16
Some people are real con artists - good at pulling the wool over others' eyes.
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• United States
8 Oct 16
Yep that sanctimonious rat has been doing so for too long and finally met his match and it was NOT pretty ! Thanks for visiting @JudyEv
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@UncleJoe (9942)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
20 Oct 16
Yes, it's happened to me. I trusted the wrong person enough to marry her. Love is blind.
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• United States
20 Oct 16
Oh wow now that is a heart break, so sorry to hear non-compatibility did NOT offer you some insight @UncleJoe and I am hoping that is behind you and you are divorced from that person ?
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@UncleJoe (9942)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
20 Oct 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Oh, yes. That was nearly 50 years ago.
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• United States
20 Oct 16
@UncleJoe and you have healed realizing it was her misconception of you and better left than sticking around to give her more power, good to hear !
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@artemeis (4017)
• China
18 Oct 16
Sorry to hear about this. This is the reason why I am very cautious with people around me and this is one of the reasons why I will always keep my guard on with people since we won't be able to really know just when they will suddenly turn to be the worse of themselves.
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• United States
18 Oct 16
It is like the Jekyll and Mr. Hyde syndrome-- every individual has the two sides, knowing which one to use more often seems to be the confusing dilemma @artemeis and thanks for visiting
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@artemeis (4017)
• China
19 Oct 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Thank you for your post too. I really find this quite relevant and I just want to add that there are even betrayals among the best of friends and what more is this staff that has been working together for years. Just be on your toes and always expect the worse so that you won't fall so badly like this time. Take care.
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• United States
20 Oct 16
@artemeis aw thank you kindly for the encouragement-- yes indeed the shields are up and mainly with fellow employees who are 'new' to me but 'old' to the company will certainly not be trusted till it is truly earned. I shall be on my best observance
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@CoolPeace (1593)
• Miami, Florida
6 Oct 16
What I have done is stop associating with the person that prove to be two faced.
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