Have you requested a performance improvement plan for a peer?
October 26,2022 at 8:13PM UTC
I referred a colleague to a job and instead they hired him to be my boss. I've known him for several years. Then boss recruits two friends from his former company. These guys don’t know what they are doing and they are not new in their careers. We are all making well above six figures. They are constantly asking me for help. My boss cannot help them as he doesn’t do what I do.
It's been 4 months and they haven’t absorbed any of my training. They ask the same questions over and over. Any time they get stuck, they want to share their screen and have me show them (again) how to do things. Its eating up all of my time. One of them decided to tell our boss that he’s turning his project over to me because ‘its too much for him’ … he was assigned one project and I already had 7. My boss just goes along with it, didn’t even ask me. Worst of all, he didn’t terminate this guy. I was on the edge of burnout, but I pulled through. Now that I am out of panic mode, I am angry. This one guy has been sitting with no projects assigned to him for nearly a month while I was buried. Then the other guy chats me today stating that I will be covering his weekend event because he made plans to go to a mountain cabin that has no internet. I tell him NO. He says “But do you have any plans?” I make it very clear I am not working for him this weekend. Then my boss chats me to ask if I can cover. I say ‘No’ for the 3rd time and wasn’t very kind about it. I have lost all respect for my boss.
So, we have one guy doing nothing that says he cannot do what he was hired for and another trying to dump his work on me.
Has anyone been successful in requesting their boss create an improvement plan for peers that are not performing as expected of a consultant? I want to give him 90 days to get these guys functional or just let them go.
Thanks for reading my rant.
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