I wanted to write a brief post about Peg. I found out recently that she was no longer with the company. What did her in was her attendance as I learned that she called out one final time and that was it. She had already been on a final warning and since we record tardies and absences with points she arrived at her final point. It’s not something I will take very lightly and lackadaisically because it happened to me under different circumstances, however, her time with our team was rife with drama. And she only lasted just about two months with us…
Peg I would often dub a “Ms. Know-it-all” as she came in all hot earlier this summer. I won’t say she isn’t good at her job, but as it turns out she’s one of those workers who’ll give everyone a headache. Even worse at least for me she comes around with this confrontational attitude with very little flexibility towards whoever she worked with. I ran afoul of this once and told mgmt about it, however, little did I know her time was short. She came in and burned some bridges for sure with a lot of people.
Even I had to sigh of relief on those days when she’s off because it meant quiet. She will make her presence known, and often what she says gives you a WTF feeling. One day I had to joke when she walked back to the floor she joked “I can’t work in such an environment”. Then I said behind her back and unknown to her “She just told the truth about herself” to which one of the supervisors laughed at this statement. Of course what this referenced is a probably “hostile work environment situation”.
Well a very short time after this, a matter of a week or two she’s gone. Her behavior towards me and some other members of her time probably didn’t help her cause. It’s OK to come in with some ideas, but one of the many things that cause me to bristle with other people at work is their ability to take charge. They take charge but won’t go for the real responsibilities. As even I had to learn it’s one thing to think you can tell people what to do, it’s absolutely another when you get the real pressure on you. How long until your bosses realize you can’t handle the heat coming at you?
All the same I view Peg in somewhat the same view as the “one-off foe“. There was a time she came in hot and there was a possibility (and I do believe she sought it) that she could become the next supervisor at The Show. And this foe, went further with me than even Peg tried (“I better not see on you on Roosevelt Rd” the foe once said). At the end of the day while one put in her notice and the other got her pink slip both never got what they wanted.
The foe never got promoted not even close and some devastating rumors came along in her wake. As far as Peg I don’t really know what she wanted although she wanted us to believe she was all that and a bag of chips. She actually had gotten hired at another store but with the excuse of “store not making sales” they sent her to us. As per hearsay she did come around and say they got rid of her as one of their best workers, however, thanks to her behavior we quickly realized possibly why they sent her away!
I sort of feel bad for her I under-estimated her age and thought she was mid-20s as someone stated she was in her early 30s. Also she does indicate she has children so this is another reason why I won’t gloat over this. I could feel bad for her, but these results are earned. You don’t come in with negativity and expect it to go over so well in the long run.
I’d been looking at her background before they finally took down her profile on Fresh’s social network. She’s had a few supervisory and mgmt positions including working for the personal shopping service that the company formerly worked with. Who knows if such positions were such an ego boost that no matter what job she had she could never lower herself to being just part of the team.
All the same there one quote to leave you with on this end: “never stand in the way when your enemy is self destructing“. That’s what happened here…