Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mardi Gras Did It or Maybe It Wasn't Her Fault

The first task on my new assistant's "to do" list was to find a contractor in Louisiana. Today it finally dawned on me why she can't find anyone that can think straight for five minutes.

Mardi Gras.

I may have been too hard on her. Her desk was a hot mess yesterday, but this morning everything was filed and in folders. Perhaps she's one of those people that works in disarray. I'm giving her until Friday and then I'll make a decision. (AKA: Cheeky Monkey and Lynette are probably right.)

Dana, I'd hire you in a hot second. But the commute will suck.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I Need A Crystal Ball

So, I hired the woman. One week in and she's screwed up more than I could possibly have imagined. And I know one week isn't long, but what I asked her to do wasn't that complicated.

Instead of helping me, she ended up creating fires that I had to put out.

Do I fire her now or do I give her more time to acclimate?