Another story from a friend of a friend in the office.
A person has someone working for them who hasn't been working out all that well.
Basically, the staff person is having challenges simply getting their job done.
The boss asks what the problem is and if there is anything they can do to help the person be successful.
The staff person blurts out to their boss that "Nothing is wrong--I just don't want anyone to say I'm your b*tch!"
For all the possible reasons for not doing your job this one was quite a shocking one.
Sure people have challenges--not everyone is good at everything and it's not always a right fit, but being worried about what other people think about your doing your job...uh, not a very good excuse.
Seems like something the boss is not going to be able to really fix...maybe a shrink. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)