Took an apprentice on, hes frankly not developing after 8 months. Been as patient as humanly possible but he's careless, untidy, poor punctuality, slow to the point where he's actually holding the job up.
He had a week off so I got a reminder of how absolutely piss easy his job is so decided to manage him better on his return. 20 years of age (19 when we took him on), not worked before, I don't want to just bin him off I'd rather right by him. We had words and i've been monitoring him more closely, encouraging him to work faster/more efficient & tidier and (gently) cracking the whip so to speak.
He's told his dad we are bullying him at work, dad's response rather than suggest he gets his shit together in the first paid employment he's had, or talk to us, was to call the training company and tell them we are depressing him.
So we had someone in today from the 'safeguarding' dept. No wonder this country is fucked.