So we remember how I have a coworker who annoys me and doesn't listen to anything I say and I've been systematically working on canning her?
I work for a company that like most companies has rules about what leaves the building in regards to financials and statistics. I work with a lot of sales figures, and percentages, as does my department.
We have spent the last two years streamlining our reports, and cutting out about half of what we do. This of course pisses people off because they can't get what they want from my department. Yes, we have access to it. No, you can't have it.
This has been made clear to my department over this span of time, by myself, my boss, and various emails and reports, about what reports we can and can not produce.
Annoying coworker, has a problem saying no to anyone. While I notice this and I am her boss, i tell her to always refer them to me. I can say no for you. I have no problem with it, because it's my ass if something leaves the building that shouldn't.
So new girl gets a call from the field. Wanting a specific report that we have not produced for two years, and twice a year it is always asked for and its something that is commonly known that we DONT do. I tell new girl, we no longer produce this report. She tells the field that no we don't have access to the information. He says his Vice President (whom we work for) wants it, still, sorry, no can do.
Five minutes pass, and new girl comes to my desk. "Guy from the field is on the phone, he said he doesn't now what me and my supervisor are talking about, he called annoying coworker, and got the report, so we can send it out"
Awe snap. I guess I always knew that given time, annoying coworker would hang herself. She violated company policy. I went right over and asked her what she sent. The look on her face was priceless. "oh shit how did she know?"
I told her she knows those reports arent to leave the office.
We've been audited over the last several months for just such things.
I shouldn't be happy about her getting in trouble, and being written up again. But she doesn't learn. She doesn't respect me, even though I respect her, and I'm a pretty awesome boss.
She's always felt sleighted because she was here a year longer than me. And I was promoted over her. There's a reason.
One of which being...I know how to follow company policy.