Re: New contractor
Yup, basically he'd made so many mistakes at so many clients that he was fired for gross misconduct.
The bit that beggared belief was that he was still expected to work out a notice period, which meant his last couple of weeks also involved watching him like a hawk. If he'd been working for me directly it would have been a straight forward "go home and don't come back until your disciplinary hearing" and then all his access removed there and then. Some people really don't understand how damaging a disgruntled employee can be. Reminds me of another conversation when engineering.
"We're going to be making half the company redundant."
"What are we doing to prevent sabotage of the equipment once we tell everyone?"
"Nothing, no one would do that."
Followed by half the factory going down over the next week as the operators started sabotaging the equipment.