Miss Know-It-All August 16, 2006Posted by Teller in Counter Open.
It’s official. The new trainee is turning my hair grey! It isn’t enough that she acts like Miss-Know-It-All when this is her first job and hasn’t had any prior experience. If you think the job takes such little skill to perform then why are you making all these mistakes? That, in a nutshell, is the part that is vexing me. It’s her attitude. If she didn’t flaunt how perfect she was then her numerous mistakes wouldn’t stand out as much. Everyone starts new and we all make mistakes. It’s how we learn and how we grow.
Today we received communications from our Head Branch with her name on it. It was a photocopy of a cheque with a circle around the place where the beneficiary’s name is. KD5,000 was transferred to an account without a name on the cheque! When confronted with this she claimed that there had been a name written on the cheque when she cashed the funds. Was it written in invisible ink? Did it disappear overnight at the Head Branch? We had difficulty in tracking down the guy who’d signed the cheque but finally we sorted it out. We got him in the branch and had him sign a paper stating the funds had been transferred to the correct person.
In the beginning of your ‘career’ you don’t want to make a mistake that can cost you KD5,000! How long will that take you to pay off? Contrary to popular belief the bank does not pay for our mistakes. The moment you sit on that counter you have to take an extraordinary amount of responsibility. You have to be up for it. If not, I advise you to get off the counter because you shouldn’t have control over people’s money.
I am not happy that I have to clean up all her mistakes but I have to because anything she does badly reflects upon me, the branch, and the bank. I am not happy that she continues to blaze on with utter disregard of the terrible consquences that her actions are capable of. People like this sometimes don’t learn until they’re burnt but I sincerely don’t wish that upon her. Why can’t she slow down and be more careful?