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Subject:  Re: Disgusted With Medicine/Law Date:  11/15/2012  3:45 PM
Author:  decath Number:  655327 of 876380

That's scary JLC.

We have a similiar situation at work. Not life threatening though. He's a 66 yo software developer that is having major medical problems that is effecting his mind. Screws up all the time, has turned belligerant and is no longer a team player. The IT manager probably wants to fire him but he's been here for 14 years and used to do good work. Or perhaps he is afraid of a discrimination lawsuit.

So instead, the other 3 developers have to take turns double checking his work. When we find problems, which happen every time because each week he fraks up more and more, we have to confront him and suggest changes. It's humiliating to him for people 20 years his junior that have to do this. It creates a very uncomfortable environment. It's like babysitting. Fortunately for us, he is out 25% of the time at the doctor's or sick, so we rejoice on those days.

He also has this anoying habit of talking to himself constantly. We all put on headphones to buffer him out.

I feel bad for him, but when it's time to retire, it's time to retire. But he can't because of the EOC he gave to his 3 adult kids so many years.

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