Punctuality is a frequent problem for some assistants. If a pattern begins, confront your assistant. Convey the importance of their timelines to your life. Get them to agree to a timeframe. If they violate that timeframe, let him/her go.
There are other times when an assistant and an employer simply just do not get along due to personality differences. Perhaps the person you thought would be the perfect assistant turns out just the opposite. Before you give you give up completely on the relationship here are a few suggestions to try to solve the problem.
The following are a few questions you may choose to ask during the personal interview to help choose your assistant:
If all else fails then you must take the responsibility of terminating your employee. The exact method you use is up to you. A face-to-face exit interview or per phone call. You need to discover your comfort level in this situation. Make arrangement for employee to receive final paycheck. A simple statement of “I won’t need your services any more” is sufficient. It is your choice as to whether or not you give the traditional two week notice. Analyze what went wrong, to avoid a similar situation in the future.
It is recommended that you arrange a backup prior to terminating your employee.