In my organization it’s the department manager that gets to deal with HR problems. I have had to:
-Fire people for taking money/items from people they were working with. This is an agency that provides a variety of services for persons with disabilities.
-Fire a staff member because she dropped her purse and a pistol went off. :eek:
-Had someone escorted off the premesis by police because she refused to believe she was fired.
-Had to explain that cut off shorts were not appropriate for office wear. Also tank tops, halter tops, spandex and once (I swear) I sent a guy home to get a shirt because he showed up to work shirtless. He never came back. Hmmmm…
-Had to have staff members escorted off the premesis by police for being under the influence of alcohol/drugs.
-deal with staff members who got into shouting/screaming matches threatening to kill each other.
-deal with more than one fist fight among co-workers.
-explain that company phones are not for extended “I wuv you snuggums” conversations with the current flame.
-tell employees they cannot do their personal laundry or their boyfriend’s/girlfriend’s/neighbor’s etc using company laundry equipment.
-tell employees they cannot sleep in the building at night.
And, last but not least,
-tell an employee that he had to move all his furniture out of a classroom where he had decided to store it after he was evicted over the weekend. (the sleeper in the building at night, surprise!)
We’ve had some real winners around here.