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Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by Robertkenny(m): 5:01am On Jun 07
Mr. Omisesan Olaniyi

Unfortunately, yes. A few years ago, the company I was working for had a position open in customer service.

I interviewed several people and ended up hiring a woman that seemed perfect for the job.

She had a beautiful resume and interviewed extremely well.

Her first day on the job she spent a couple of hours completing paperwork and reading the job description we had typed up, which outlined all of her new duties.

Everything was going well, until she actually sat down at the computer so I could show her where certain files were, etc. She seemed to struggle a little with the basic search functions, but I assumed she was a little nervous on her first day.

Next I showed her the email we had created for the position, and how she could answer certain customer inquiries with a simple document that could be attached to her reply. I showed her the document, which was saved on the desktop, and I told her to go ahead and reply to one of the emails with the attachment.

She didn’t seem to understand what I meant, so I thought maybe I had confused her in some way. So I sat down at her computer, opened the email we were responding to, typed a simple “Please see attachment” reply, attached the document, and hit SEND.

Then I asked her to respond to the next email in the same way. She was totally lost. It was as if she had never used a computer before.

Unfortunately, the position needed someone proficient in basic computer skills, so after testing her on a couple of other things (like editing a simple Word doc), I had to let her go at the end of the day. In hind sight, we obviously should have been checking references prior to interviewing anyone.

Thank you Bogger for sharing my story.

Who was sacked by you? Kindly share your story.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by ford101: 6:01am On Jun 07
Okay.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by Skyfornia(m): 6:48am On Jun 07
In my own case, the lady worked for only 7 days before I let her go...
She only reported to duty on time on her first day...the remaining days she came to work sometimes 1 hour late and was giving me silly excuses. I don't joke with punctuality.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by ictjobber: 8:42am On Jun 07
Poor girl
Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by Gbengageorge: 11:02am On Jun 07
I blame OP for not specifying all the job responsibilities, especially an aspect that is very key like computer usage, you could have saved yourself a whole lot of time if you had stated that the position requires computer knowledge.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by Xiaomi1(m): 1:28pm On Jun 07
El rufai

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by WiszyFraud: 1:28pm On Jun 07
Did you know??

You never get over it, but you get to where it doesn’t bother you so much. - Jeffrey Eugenides


lipsrsealed

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by ademidedavid(m): 1:28pm On Jun 07
ME that do not have a gun let alone a bullet to fear ordinary rat, shey na me want fire a whole human being?

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by GRACEGLORY: 1:28pm On Jun 07
#KeepItOn

Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by YoungLionken(m): 1:28pm On Jun 07
Yes!

Dude was fu*cking arrogant for no reason, talking too much, arguing blinding with the people he met..

I was like damn! Did anybody told this young ITK dude that his father owns this place??.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by Sirmuel1(m): 1:28pm On Jun 07
First day at work? That's premium village People on 5G

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by ShitHead(m): 1:28pm On Jun 07
YES.


My Ex.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by GboyegaD(m): 1:29pm On Jun 07
No
Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by barnawilla: 1:29pm On Jun 07
Can you see recent happenings.. Jesus is coming soon, lets make our ways right with the Lord.
God bless your day.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by GIANTPLUSHUB: 1:29pm On Jun 07
Let me learn! To every men and women out there who needed a job. May God provide you all with a befitting job you guys so desired. To be jobless is same as uselessness. May we not be useless and if it all we will, may it not be for too long because there are lessons to learn in joblessness phase as well. All the very best to everyone!

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by Sebastine1994(m): 1:30pm On Jun 07
22.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by SmartPolician: 1:30pm On Jun 07
Yes, I have but not first day
Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by Connected1: 1:31pm On Jun 07
Oh Sorry.
It's for the Employers.
But it's better to be sacked on the first day on some jobs.
It may be a sad experience but you just escaped alot of embarrassments, insults, salary delay and worse of all slavery.
On the negative side, you have anger issues, if she's intelligent as you claimed, learning the basics of a computer won't be difficult.
Although you weren't even ready for that.
I prefer Intelligent people always.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by meobizy(f): 1:31pm On Jun 07
Na unemployed children full here. The only jobs they manage are in their hunger-induced dreams.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by bigdammyj: 1:31pm On Jun 07
Noted
Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by shyvicky: 1:32pm On Jun 07
I employed a sales rep and ask her to resume work the following day, 8am, I got to the shop around 9am because I have another business to take care of in another warehouse on my arrival I didnot see her, I asked the other sales rep if the new girl didnot show up, they said she came waited for me and left for her friends shop, so I kept mum and was doing my normal day runs at around 3pm she came back and I asked what happened she said she waited for me and did not see me so she left to stay with her friend, I told her simply that I asked u to resume work today and other workers are here working, u left because u didnot see me, I told her I am traveling the following day, so there is no need for to work, may be till I come back, imagine leaving the shop because I am not yet around, that means if I travel she will travel too..

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by dominique(f): 1:32pm On Jun 07
People will be telling all sorts of lies on their CV believing they'll learn on the job. Not all employers have that sort of patience to be spoon-feeding new employees.

Gbengageorge:
I blame OP for not specifying all the job responsibilities, especially an aspect that is very key like computer usage, you could have saved yourself a whole lot of time if you had stated that the position requires computer knowledge.

I'm sure the applicant must have lied on her resume that she's computer literate. What the recruiter should have done is put the applicant to a CBT based on what the job entails. My sister in-law that applied in a high end school had to do a CBT how much a customer service job.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by Jh0wsef(m): 1:33pm On Jun 07
No be who be MD dey fire?

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by November24(f): 1:33pm On Jun 07
ictjobber:
Poor girl

For pos work...
Nonsense

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by daddytime(m): 1:33pm On Jun 07
The oga in the story by op chose figure and looks over competence, obviously.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by fatymore(f): 1:34pm On Jun 07
What about resigning the first day.


I japa the first day I resumed. Work is from Tuesday to Sunday.
Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by Millimann: 1:34pm On Jun 07
He sacked himself.

Resumed on a day we had a little party, got really drunk and disgraced himself.

Probably the shame didn't allow him come back.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 1:35pm On Jun 07
Technically yes

After the first day they did not show up for work the next day

In other words they helped me in performing one of the task of a manager by firing themselves.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by mokkalu1(m): 1:36pm On Jun 07
Not yet, but I fit do am cool
Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by dododawa1: 1:36pm On Jun 07
No be person wey get company go fire someone
Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by stanley000: 1:36pm On Jun 07
dominique:
People will be telling all sorts of lies on their CV believing they'll learn on the job. Not all employers have that sort of patience to be spoon-feeding new employees.

and most ppl who are really qualified for that job are not able to apply because they don't meet the requirements. Learning on the job is a big luxury. I remember my company bringing in some engineering graduates for interviews, with all their impressive results they all flopped. Well maybe what they knew will be needed in julius berger or CCECC but to us, they wouldn't learn even if we wanted to tutor them for 6months.

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Re: Have You Ever Fired Someone On Their First Day In Office by Theoarhics: 1:36pm On Jun 07
I had sacked Buhari ever before he became President. I knew from the onset he was incompetent, but some of my country people refused to corporate with me that's why we are where we are today.

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