To keep the story short, there has been a coworker within my dept (back in PA now) who has been fudging his sales numbers to look like he is working, when in reality he isn’t…he has been doing this for about two years. Everyone in my dept is aware of this man’s behavior, but nothing has ever been done–I relocated with the company to FL, and I hear it is ‘still’ going on (but it’s not in my face everyday, like when I worked in the same office space as him)… Before that, an ex coworker of mine went to mgmt over it and they did nothing. I was shocked. She ended up quitting partially over it…she said she could not work for a company that would ‘reward’ bad behavior.
All this went ignored until very recently…I found out that he might be fired. I never wanted him to be fired, I only wished the behavior would stop. His lies to stop. He brings down our entire unit by continuously inflating his numbers and it looks like mgmt finally caught on to him…
So, how am I to feel about this? I am not happy to hear that he might be fired…I feel sad for the guy. I actually like him, aside from business–it’s as though he is two different people…the nice guy, and then the conniving guy in business.
If it were me, I’d give him a second chance…maybe put him on notice…I don’t know. I guess my question is…all this time, I wanted his behavior to stop…for the group, for the company…it is completely wrong (stealing in a way) to do what he has been doing for so long…but, now that he has been ‘discovered’…I feel sad about it.
What do you think? Have you ever been in such a situation? You want justice in a situation, and then justice comes, and you feel bad about it?