Coworker leaves too early, how to confront?

One of our newest employees shows up at around 8:30, gets started around 9. That's fine. Takes multiple coffee breaks throughout the day, this is also not a problem. He always leaves right at 16:30 though. This wouldn't be a problem if he completed his work, but he often misses deadlines and requires a lot of guidance from us. Not to mention the 30 minute lunch break is also unpaid and he is on a full-time 40 hour contract.

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  • 1 year ago
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    IF you are the supervisor or manager over this employee, do YOUR job. Spell out requirements, including hours, workload to be completed prior to leaving at day's end. NONE of this behavior is acceptable! If they are scheduled to start at 8:30, they arrive in time to actually start working at 8:30, not monkey around until 9 or so. They are entitled ONLY to specific break times, and 30-minute limit on lunch, then return to work promptly. They change, or are terminated immediately for failure to perform.

    IF you are a coworker who is being impacted by this person's failure to complete their work, you need to speak to this person privately & tell him you cannot do his work plus your own. He needs to step up and do his job, complete tasks on time, for you to do your own job. If he does not improve immediately, you have no choice but to report to superiors.

    If you are not directly involved, not affected by his poor performance, it's probably best to stay out of it.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Co-worker? None of your business. Employee? Time for the shape up or ship out conversation.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Then the person is stealing time of 5 hours each week from the company

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    You said co-worker and not someone you have authority over so basically it is none of your business.  You can go bitc@ing to management but believe me this gets old and likely YOU might get fired.

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  • Judith
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    If you are his supervisor then why is it you don't know how to do YOUR job. And if you aren't his supervisor it isn't up to you to confront the coworker - that's the job of the supervisor. If the supervisor is unaware of the problem (doubtful) then bring it to the supervisor's attention.

  • 1 year ago

    He should have a review and a talking to about meeting deadlines. After that a warning. After that, you will have to decide what to do. By then, he should have the experience to get everything done and still do his personal stuff. It appears that he has opted for a personal life and not promotion.

  • Ian
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    If he's a conservative then he's obviously doing nothing wrong.

  • 1 year ago

    "...how to confront" Simple, you don't. It is none of your business how many hours that person works. That is between them and their supervisor. If he is missing deadlines, tell the supervisor about that specific issue.

  • Mutt
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    If you have a problem with a coworker's performance, then you talk to your supervisor/manager about it. It's not your job to confront the person about it.

  • 1 year ago

    Unless you're HR or this employee's boss, it's not your business to confront them.

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