Monday, December 13, 2010

Show Cause Letter

It's a Monday and I'm thoroughly annoyed. No, let me rephrase that. I'm thoroughly enraged! I arrived to the office today only to discover that the doors aren't even open yet! Where is everybody? Is it a holiday that I don't know about or is everyone just taking my leniency for granted?

Most of you know I run my own company with a partner these days. To be honest, the company is doing pretty well. We have loads of work that sometimes me and my partner find it hard to cope even, which is why we hired some personnel to help us out.

At this point of time we have a total of four people working for us. And as I write this post, I happen to be the only one in the office and it's now way past opening hours and there is no sign of anyone. All my staff seem to think that they're on the board of directors for this company and can come in any bloody time they please.

This has really gone on long enough. My partner and me have really been way too lenient with the hired help. We're really not the kind who likes to be rigid with rules and regulations cos I myself hate having to follow all kinds of rules which is why we're pretty loose and flexible with the staff. We don't really make a big fuss if they do come in a little late cos they do sometimes work late and stuff like that.

In fact, we don't even make a big fuss about the amount of leave they take (even though they don't really qualify for annual leave just yet) and also the fact that they always ask for an advance in wages. This has been going on for quite a while now. They normally bully my partner cos he is way more accommodating than me when it comes to asking for an advance in wages or even to apply for unpaid leave.

But enough is really enough. Being lenient is not working for people like these. Maybe I expect too much of people so I try to be patient with their incompetence but right now I cannot control my anger anymore. I've really, really had it up to my eyeballs with being patient. I have a business to run and clients to service (okay, somehow that didn't sound right ... LOL!) and if you people don't want to work, then please tell me and I can always hire new ones that are more responsible. It's not like we don't pay you decently enough.

Seriously, it's 11.10am and there is still no sign of anyone. Calling their cell phones is pointless cos it's switched off. I've got a host of things to attend to and clients to meet but I can't leave the office, at least until my partner gets in (he's seeing another client right now), so we have someone answering the phones. We have a business to run and we hired people so we could concentrate on getting more accounts in but they way it's going, it looks as if there are only two people in this company, me and my partner ... siggghh ...

I really didn't want this to be one of those Mondays where my mood is ruined first thing in the morning but I guess it's too late for that now. My mood is horribly ruined! Which is why I have made up my mind to hand everyone a show cause letter why I shouldn't terminate them all tomorrow when they come in. I've had it with being Mr. Nice Guy any longer. No one appreciates it, they just take advantage of it.

Boy, I really didn't realize running your own company can be so darned tough! Anyone know how to write a show cause letter cos I have no clue whatsoever!
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28 comments:

  1. You're the BOSS MAN.. Do what you have to do! Show cause letter? Aiyo. Stay at home mom does not know how to do that. But it's okay to be hard and to be the meanie, because at the end of the day, it's your company you've got to think of.

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  2. Should be very direct and straight to the point... lots of examples online, here's one I found:

    http://www.strategic-human-resource.com/show-cause-letter.html

    So awful... you try being understanding and this is what you get. My sympathies... those people should try working in a japanese company!

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  3. You are such a nice boss! Yes, it's time to be stricter : )

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  4. Woot, somebody's angry today ha ha.. how come ur workers like dat one? U are the boss what, go kick some ass!! :D

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  5. Btw, my next post will feature... Arsenal yay! But I'm stuck for so long cause just too lazy to edit my pics and post them, wait for it okay? :)

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  6. Don't get all worked up with ur workers, when they finally show up just tell them... You're fired! LOL! :D

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  7. Oh send my fluffy hugs to Pebbles,miss my fluffy friend!! :)

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  8. Looks like you either have to lay down the law OR find some NEW employees.

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  9. woits! garang jugo si dia... *shiver* thank god i don't work for you :p

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  10. Dear so and so,

    This is to show that you are causing me grief. You come to work on time or else you'll be FIRED. I repeat FIRED only after the 3rd letter.

    Regards,
    Nick the Boss

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  11. btw.. suda ado signboard ke tak?

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  12. Shemah - LOL! Don't worry I don't know how to write a show cause letter myself!

    I hate being a meanie but sometimes you really don't have much of a choice I guess.

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  13. Terra - Thanks for the link. I really need it cos I've never written such letters in my entire life ... LOL!

    I don't think they'd last a second in a Japanese firm!

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  14. Marzie - LOL! I was more like fuming. I really don't know what their problem is ... as it is we've already let everyone come in at 9.30am cos of the jam but they still come damn late lagi ... siggghhh ...

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  15. Marzie - An Arsenal post? Woohoo ... I'll definitely be looking forward to it :D Which reminds me,I still haven't posted about that arsenal book you gave me.

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  16. Marzie - I'm really tempted to but I'll give them one last warning la ... I may be mad but I still soft hearted sikit ... LOL!

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  17. Marzie - I most definitely will :D She's getting more manja by the day ... hehehe ...

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  18. Meleah - I wish I could do both ... LOL!

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  19. Anny - Wah, you've been missing for awhile ...

    Me garang? Where got one? I'm the most soft hearted person around ... at least until someone pisses me off that is ... LOL!

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  20. Anny - I say man, must give 3 letter first ah? Cannot just kick them out ah? Aiyaaaa, now you tell me ... LOL!

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  21. Anny - How to have signboard when my staff don't even turn up for work? Who's gonna print for me?

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  22. What a shame they have taken advantage of your relaxed nature.
    Why don't you set up some office polices, including if people are running late they should call in with a reason and expected arrival time!
    Hope you get it fixed as it's no way for employees to behave, it's disrespectful and unfair.

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  23. If they don't care enough about their jobs to come in on time and be available to work, they obviously don't need the job that badly...give the jobs to people who actually need a job.

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  24. just have a really good word with them. AND the show cause letter. hope it went well, boss =)

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  25. The World According To Me - There are policies in place which everyone seems to ignore. I've decided that being nice doesn't always work.

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  26. Liggy - I'm really tempted to. I've given them one last final warning and I'll see how it goes.

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  27. Marsha - LOL! It did go well, so far they back to toeing the line :D

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