“She did what?!?!??”
“She posted that she was going shopping with her mom all day and was taking a driving trip out of state to a family reunion. I printed it out for you.” My medical assistant handed over a stack of over a dozen papers, copies of the woman’s Facebook feed. “Last week she went water skiing.”
I scanned over it. Sure enough. There were even photos.
“The rest of the staff is very upset.”
“Understandably so…” Hell, I was upset.
“How could you let her do this?”
My hands are tied.
On her 91st day of employment the woman went out on leave because of back pain. No warning prior. A two week leave had now stretched into four months and counting. All of my staff was watching her gallivant around on Facebook. Meanwhile we were short staffed because I could not hire someone else for her position. HR was kind enough to point out that I could use a temp. Of course, instead of being the typical $15/hr that would cost me $25/hr on top of paying 75% of this other woman’s salary plus her benefits.
I provided the Facebook postings to HR and was told they were irrelevant, that no one uses that sort of thing in these types of situations.
That is not what CNN says, but whatever.
Finally, at six months, right before she would go onto long term disability and become corporate’s responsibility, we received word that she had been released to come back…