It’s Time to Fire the Jerks

These two emails came this week. While they’re similar, I promise they are not from the same person:

Dear Evil HR Lady,

How can we deal with this kind of HR Lady? A few weeks ago she went to a club and got so drunk she needed help. My co-workers saw her and took her home. She bit one of them.

She yells. She is not approachable. If we need something from her, we ask our supervisor for help. She doesn’t respond to our emails unless we copy our General Manager.


Dear Evil HR Lady,

I work at a small (75 people) construction company. We have a problem with our HR manager. She is embroiled in a huge conflict with the accounts payable person. They have to work together on payroll, and constant screaming and fighting is a part of every pay period.  During one particular argument, she shoved the AP person into the lunchroom refrigerator. She constantly makes mistakes and has also done some things that violate law. When confronted, she cries, carries on, and shifts the blame to others.  Much of the office staff has tired of listening to her and has lost all respect for her.

The owners have reached the limit of their tolerance but seem to be at a loss as to how to resolve the situation. They’re extremely loyal to everyone who works for them and would not consider letting her go. However, it has become painfully obvious that she’s not behaving appropriately as an HR manager and is likely in over her head. What is the best course of action?

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6 thoughts on “It’s Time to Fire the Jerks

  1. Is this for real? Shoving? Seriously? If the owners are so loyal to their employees then why are they making everyone else in the company have to work around this situation? Makes me wonder what else is going on behind the scenes that we don’t know about. Totally unacceptable.

  2. Why do owners only have tough questions with people they can handle? ie – the ones that they are not fearful will go off on them when its the crazy ones that they ignore.

  3. She *bit* someone??? That’s…wow. I wish employees would call the cops more often in situations like this. You don’t even have to be the person who was bitten or thrown into the refrigerator to do it.

    I’m going to go hug all my co-workers now.

  4. Do either of these HR Managers belong to a protected class? I know management is loathe to fire someone like this, because they then will be placed on the rack and raked over the coals by the state Employee Relations Commission.

  5. I totally agree with EHRL, it is very important that a company’s HR is approachable and responds to employee queries, problems, grievances etc. in timely manner all the while taking into consideration the various aspects like company policies, employment laws, company culture and of course humanity.

    We are in human resources to provide the human touch to an otherwise corporate machinery and if that is not being done they are not HR people.

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