We have a new guy who has some issues. I was pretty sure the first time I met him that he had some mental health issues thanks to my previous career and after I saw him ingest a handful of pills on Sunday my suspicions were confirmed. Honestly I don't care if he is on meds.. heck I am on meds.. I have fibromyalgia and endometriosis and I have to take meds to be able to manage the pain attacks when they happen. I've never bailed on work because of it and when I am there I suck it up and do my job and the bosses know about that as well as my egg allergy but they expect the same out of me as they do anyone else. I also don't use it as a crutch but if I tell the guys that I physically can't put an order away or lift something they are right there and they help me.
So given this guy has issues, we still expect him to perform on the line and honestly it is sketchy at best. I had to go and clean the dry storage yesterday as I was just losing it with him on the line. I would call orders to him and he doesn't listen.. he tried to sell an over easy egg that was broken and I said no that will come back.. seal it and then serve it sealed side down. All day I could feel the hostility from him.. he was selling tickets before everything was up and I finally told him.. do not sell any bills. let me make sure things are up. He didn't like it but he accepted it. Then I would hand him the guts for omelettes and he would snatch them out of my hand and honestly I did not feel comfortable with him on the line. More than once he would toss a knife onto the table and I said to him more than once to NOT do that as it is dangerous. But again.. it went in one ear and out the other. I almost feel like I am dealing with a child when I am dealing with him. The KM is afraid of him.. he has witnessed alot more than I have as on my days in I have alot of staff and I usually get the new guy to do prep as he is a really damn good prep cook.
The KM has seen him on the line go beet red and almost start to cry... and he does talk and laugh to himself all the time. On the line he effs with things and likes to move around the tickets. He will not do that when the KM or I are there but there was one day when they were effed in the FOH so when it got busy I took off my apron and went and did pass. Seeing that pass is basically board just on the other side I was the only one able to do it. I had a strong cook in and he took board but this guy started messing around with the tickets and what should have been a smooth transition turned into a mess because of him.
He is on his way out. His shifts are going to be cut as of the next schedule.. he is going down to three four hour shifts and if he doesn't figure it out and pick up his socks his shifts will be cut even farther.
How would you guys handle this situation? Honestly if it was up to me he would have not been hired but our owners are new to this business so it is what it is...