Yolofsky Law May 2019

THE HERO I N S I DE R

www. yol of sky l aw. com (305) 702-8250 MAY 2019

FROM THE

Yolofsky Office

May is for Mother’s, flowers, the unofficial start to summer, and most importantly, Memorial Day.

This is the day to pay our respects to the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. It is not the time to say thank you to those that are still here. Presently, there are people who have friends and loved ones who served in the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, Panama, Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other conflicts abroad. There might even be a few who still recall WorldWar II. This Memorial Day, before diving into the long weekend, take 5 minutes to read the story of Corporal Jonathan Yale and Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter. Their selfless sacrifice is what this day is all about.

Sometimes it’s easy to tell when it’s time to let someone go. When an employee is consistently late, refuses to deliver on their promises, or establishes a pattern of blatant toxicity, it’s obvious that you should send them packing. Unfortunately, sometimes the worst employees in your organization are the ones coasting by behind the scenes, covering up their mistakes and undermining your workplace culture without you realizing it. Here are three less obvious tendencies of bad employees. 3 SIGNS IT’S TIME TO FIRE AN EMPLOYEE Some Bad Behaviors Are Hard to Detect In business, errors are bound to be made — sometimes even catastrophic ones. But when your employee immediately rushes to point the finger at another individual — even one who is partly culpable — it’s a red flag. Any employee who genuinely enjoys working in your organization will form connections to their coworkers. If they’re quick to throw others under the bus instead of taking some responsibility, it shows that they do not value trust or community — or they simply care more about their own well-being than the well-being of the company. While it’s not ideal for an employee to take responsibility for an error that truly wasn’t their fault, acknowledging that they may have had a hand in the error — whether it was miscommunication or mismanagement — shows a level of self-awareness and strength that can go a long way in business. THEY’RE EAGER TO THROW THEIR COWORKERS UNDER THE BUS.

- AJ Yolofsky

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