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post #1 of Old 05-11-2008, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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An Employee with Slippery Hands....

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I have an employee who has been with me for three months now and she does pretty well. But just this past week she broke fragile items in TWO of my client's homes. Not sure what to do now. I know we all make mistakes and accidents happen but two times in a week?! What would you all do? How would you handle this situation?
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Maybe she needs to slow down a little. Also, are the customers home and watching her dust/ clean? Sometimes people feel strange when being watched and it makes them nervous, if that is the case maybe you can move her to wet work duty and make her clean the kitchens and bathrooms
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Well, the first day it happened, she was in the kitchen and she broke the client's knicknack....the second day she was in the client's half bathroom reaching up to clean the mirror and broke a glass bowl that was sitting the shelf below. The clients were not at home. Perhaps she would be best suited with cleaning the floors/vacuuming..lol
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See if wearing latex or nitrile gloves helps (you know...surgical gloves). To me it allows for better grip - but the downside is that you don't have that tactile sensation when gripping items. See if that helps her?

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Confucious say -Better slippery hands than sticky fingers

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Confucious say -Better slippery hands than sticky fingers
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