I think I’m going to have to fire Charlie. He’s a good guy, and sacking him is the last thing I want to do, but this has just gone too far. I don’t know who told him he could bring his dog into work, but that certainly is not on. Every time I try to tell him to take his dog home, he says that he was given permission. Well, I’ve now interviewed everybody in the company and they all deny giving him permission to bring his dog. I don’t think Charlie is lying. I’m sure he simply misunderstood what somebody said. The problem is that he won’t listen to me, and I’m the boss. The head honcho. The number one. Bringing his dog is an absolutely massive health hazard, and could get this entire chocolate factory shut down.
Unfortunately, I’m now asking myself how to legally sack a casual employee. It’s going to break his heart to lose this job because I know he loves it, but I can’t stand for this blatant disregard of what I say. His dog keeps eating all the chocolate, contaminating the entire factory. Doesn’t he know that dogs aren’t supposed to eat chocolate? It’s really bad for them. So, not only will I be firing Charlie for the sake of the business, but also for the sake of the dog. It’s just completely irresponsible to bring that animal here.
Apparently, I’m supposed to give Charlie some written warnings before I sack him, according to a HR consulting business near Melbourne. I don’t know if I can afford to wait that long, though. Sure, maybe I should give him a good chance to change his ways, but after several verbal warnings, I’m fairly confident that he’s going to continue bringing Johnny into work. Maybe I’ll give him one more chance. If he does it one more time, I’m sorry, but Charlie is going to get the sack.