And I like that the kid is trying, he’s only 15 and has never worked before, so I don’t expect him to be perfect.
But I hate how I have to go check on every single thing he’s done to make sure I don’t have to go over it again. I get that you can miss a crumb or two, but when the benches he’s cleaning are still full of crumbs, and the foots of the tables he says he’s done, are still filthy, then I have to start wondering about his eyes.
I mean, there’s a reason I won’t let him swiff the floors, because I know if I don’t do it myself, I’ll end up having to do it over again afterwards anyway and we really don’t have the time for that. (not that I like his mopping that much better, but…)
As the adult and regular worker at the post it’s my responsibility to make sure everything is done right. So I can’t just close my eyes, focus on my own job and ignore what he’s doing.
Any ideas for how to tell the damn kid to do his job right without discouraging him entirely?
I don’t want to be the mean woman who ruins his summer. But there’s times he just makes me want to scream.