He has worked in the television, newspaper and radio industries, but now spends his time blogging about personal checks and business checks for the online company Check Advantage. He also has first-hand experience with using his credit card too much.
An employee that just does not work well in your department is not necessarily a bad employee. It just may be a mismatch.
So before you fire someone for poor performance, look around and see if there is a spot where this person would be a great fit. Please note, this is not an instruction to dump your bad employee on some poor unsuspecting manager, but an instruction to look and see if there truly is something that would be a better fit.
Be honest with your peers about the problems you've had and where you see this person's strengths. Approve the termination all the way up. I know that you are the boss and what you say goes, but unless you own the company, you need to get formal approval from those above you.
How far up the ladder depends on how big your company is and where you are on that ladder, but this always includes your boss. Because people object to being fired and as part of their objection they are likely to complain. And sometimes your boss is an idiot who will demand that you reinstate the person.
And you know what is worse than having a bad employee in your department? Having that bad employee still working because your boss overrode your decision.
Get approvals and agreement before you terminate.
Frequently, your employees have contact with other departments. These department heads don't manage your staff, but they do depend on them to get work done. For instance, your team may provide the sales figures that operations uses to do their product forecasting.
When you fire someone from your staff, you are directly affecting other groups. Explain what is going on and how you are going to meet this department's needs while you are searching for a replacement.
Consider how this is going to impact your whole team.
Depending on the person's problems, your other staff may or may not see this coming. For instance, if the reason for termination is that your employee is frequently late, takes long lunches, and says rude things in staff meetings, your staff will breathe a sigh of relief when this slacker is finally gone.
But, if he is making errors that only you see, is not driving sales as expected, or is an extremely smooth-talking slacker, they may be horrified that he's gone. This doesn't mean you should change your mind, it just means you need to take your remaining staff's reaction into consideration.
Remember, their work load will increase when you fire this person. Think through what you will tell them, and how you will divide the work, and be prepared for fall out. Dot all your i's and cross all your t's.You can assume that the Personal Representative has all of the powers of an owner unless you actually know of a limitation.
You do not need to follow up on what the Personal Representative does with the property once you give it to him or her. Once you write a check, you should assume that the money is gone—in some cases, the funds are drawn from your account quickly because your check is converted to an electronic check.
In the example above, we might assume that you woke up this morning with $ available in your account. Suppose a person writes a check out to someone that they owe $, but does not specify the amount on the check and instead tells the person to fill out the amount for five hundred and cash it.
Writing a check When you write checks, always use a blue or black ink pen and write neatly. Do this when you want to give someone else the money.
Write “pay to the order of” and that person’s name below it. • Account Information: Here is where you will find your personal information, like the type of account you. Unknown payee: Writing a check payable to cash is a simple solution if you don't know who to make a check payable to. For example, you might know that you need to write a check for a certain amount, but you don’t know the payee's exact (or legal) name.
You can write a check to cash, slip it in your pocket, and leave your checkbook at home. If you have a dispute with someone who owes you money and you accept a check for partial payment marked "payment in full," you might be agreeing to wipe out the rest of the debt.
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