Dear Anyone - work Advice  
 
 

 

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1. Read the letter below asking for advice about work.
2. Click on a dollar sign to give your advice.
3. View the voting results in this box. Repeat.

Dear Anyone,

What's the best way to get it through a junior employee's head that their work is sub-standard without completely destroying the relationship? I have a project assistant who botches up so many calculations that I have to spend hours correcting them. Or I send the work back to her, and wait for hours while she plods through it. It's inefficient and driving me crazy. I want to give her a strong message, but I want things to remain civil, too. Advice?

PO'ed with the PA

WHAT'S YOUR ADVICE?

Vote for Option A   
A:  You can't have it both ways. Tell her her work is crap, and watch the relationship sink but productivity soar.
Vote for Option B   
B:  Sit her down for a formal performance review. She can't fault you for pointing out deficiencies in a matter-of-fact way.
Vote for Option C   
C:  Get a higher up who doesn't have to work day to day with her to give her the smackdown.
Vote for Option D   
D:  Keep cleaning up her mistakes for her, but send her a copy of your work. She'll learn eventually.

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