New development at work. The new co-worker has been sacked and my team lead took today off and didn’t tell us why. Since my evaluation included instructions dealing with the new guy and I got it at 4:20pm yesterday, I don’t know when the shit hit the fan.
I was just told that "now" would be a good time to take an hour lunch out of the office because the new guy had been sacked and needed to clean out his desk. I know nothing else.
I am leaning towards the idea that he got his evaluation and didn’t take it well. I haven’t taken mine well but I know my buttons are being pushed and I am trying to get out from under that before I deal with anyone. I don’t think he realizes when his buttons are being pushed or he feels those feeling are appropriate and should be responded to.
But then again, our team lead sent his no explanation out of office thing this morning at 7am so maybe he knew something already.
I hate surprises.
Needless to say, I am keeping my head down and keep on smiling. Now back to work like a good little worker bee.
Edit: More info came to light. Turns out that other people complained about his poor attitude, the low quality of his work, the lack of him finding work to do during down times and over billing time to projects. The thing that made it easy to get rid of him today is because our team lead took a mental health day because the atmosphere at work has been so toxic.
I feel much better about this. It feels like a balloon has been punctured and the situation is workable again. I can even approach the things I so dislike in my evaluation in a more positive manner. Talking with my dad helped me see that it could be those things are written that way because the writer is an intuitive type and doesn’t understand that some people are head types. It is still Mind Reading but it gives me a different approach as to how to solve the Mind Reading issue. *le sigh*
There is still unpleasantness to go through but I no longer feel it personally. They are just issues that need to be dealt this.