I'll tell you alttle Story, Pete. Not long before I retired, they hird a Yong Guy , about 19 or 20, and every time, I turned my back on him, he would take off and I'd have to go hunt him down and bring him back to his job.<quoted text>
You are absolutely correct. It is very hard to find workers with a good work ethic. That is probably the number one problem we face each day and it is kind of sad. And to confirm your story, I have a "go to" person as well. Just one though. The younger generation don't realize the way to more wages is through more work and more work ethics.
So, I gave him enough time to finish his "exploring" and I finally, one day, I just said to him, "Dude, you gonna have to settle down and do your work. The job isn't going to wait until you're ready to do it, you're going to get behind and you'll never catch up and I can't stay here with you to cover for you any longer."
He told me that he was hyper-active and that he has ADHD and that he just couldn't stay in the same place all the time. I said, "did you mention that to the Personnel Director when you were interviewed or hired in"/ He said , "No, I take Medication for it and it keeps it under control". I said ,"then, there's no excuse why you can't settle down and do your job, then, right?" He said, "Right"!
But, he didn't and he was moved to another Dept. in less than another week and he wasn't my problem, anymore.
Bottom line, he was just using that as an excuse, if he told the truth about his medication, to get out of working because he would rather run around than to do his job.
I distinctly got the impression by the way he said it, that he had been given, and expected to be given , special treatment because of his medical problems, probably because he always had been before. This was a job where everybody had to pull their share of the load and work somewhat independently or everything would be lost. I don't think that he understood that concept , at all. But, I'll give him credit for one thing, he did get to work on time, and some of them couldn't even do that. They didn't last long, either.
So believe me, I do know what you are dealing with.