So. In today's episode of As The Code Churns™...
We're on this stupid vb6 death march, and we hired some guy who was supposed to start on Monday. Monday, no show. Tuesday, he shows up at like 11. We have a scrum meeting at 9:30 in the mornings and he was supposed to be here at 9. Oh well, such is life. Then he leaves at 4 because he's anxious or something. He hasn't worked in an office for a year, and he mentioned in the interview that he only made like $250 (no K) working on a business start up with a friend over the past year.
Wednesday, he gets in early enough to show up for the meeting. But, by 4, he's gone.
Thursday, he manages to call into the meeting, and then says he'll be in the office by 10, but gets in just before noon. Again, he leaves before 4.
Today, we get told by the boss, go to lunch, don't come back before 1:30, new-guy is getting the boot at 1. As he's getting fired, he says the reason he was able to get into work on time was to stay up all night. And then he hands the boss some note written by a shrink claiming he's officially diagnosed with Assburgers, and that he's "disabled". Sheeeeeeit dude, you should have brought that up in the beginning. There are empty offices we coulda put you in, and some of the work could have been done from home. We're willing to make accomodations, but you have to let us know up front - not when your ass is getting shown the door.
Boss is spending the rest of the day typing up documentation for the inevitable lawsuit. The guy was OK, he knows stuff, but his shadiness comes across more like a drug addict than Nerdy McNerdster.