So our manager has been working closing shifts lately, in order to get a sense of how we work on the night side. And already he's seeing some employees who are potential problems.
One person I will call ADHD. Reason? He gets off track so often that I feel like a nag constantly having to have him get on task. For instance, he will be assigned to do dishes, and then suddenly stop what he's doing, walk out to the line, dry his hands, put gloves on, and stand at the line, waiting on a customer. Even when there's nobody there. And then it takes me telling him 3 or 4 times to get back on task. I have to remind him to finish up temps, or finish sweeping, etc. It's annoying, and he doesn't really care because he's secretly hoping he gets fired. He was forced to get a job by his parents, and his parents have told him that he's not allowed to quit.
Anywho, he is not allowed to do the prep anymore, or fill chips. The prep he was banned from doing as of the day before yesterday, because the manager saw some of his prep work and wasn't happy. Things like not properly coring tomatoes, not throwing away obviously bad pieces of tomato (itty bitty tomato pieces, or parts with green stem in them, etc), not properly saucing strips or adding the right amount of mayo, incorrectly labeling items, etc. So manager told me to make sure he doesn't do the prep anymore, and I even got to tell him it was due to how bad a job he did, despite having been explicitly shown how to do prep. Unfortunately, this kid already had worked on some prep before I got there, namely the veggies, and already I get to see that he didn't label some things correctly despite the prep list being right in front of him very specifically stating how long everything is good for.
He's also not allowed to do chips. Another manager directive, after ADHD decided not to pull down a box of chips from on top of the cooler to replace the box he emptied. The reason he opted not to bring down a box of chips? He felt it "wasn't his job to do that". YES IT FUCKING WAS YOU DIPSHIT. You empty a box, you look for its replacement, and if there's a replacement, you fucking grab it down and put it on the shelf with the other boxes. In the 3 1/2 years I've worked this job I have NEVER had someone pull that line on me.
So here's to hoping we can start cleaning up shop, because I've seriously had it with piss poor workers.