DEAR MISS MANNERS: A co-worker and I started our jobs at the same time, a couple of years ago. He has a rough time learning and understanding how to conduct his job.
My other co-workers and I have continuously tried teaching him the same things repeatedly, given him notes, and showed him how to take and organize notes, but it got to the point where we felt it was pointless because after a year, there really It wasn’t much improvement. So we started backing off.
As a result, he started asking our supervisor the majority of his questions. She was accommodating for a while, but then she noticed the constant reminders he needs and mistakes he makes. So she’s been more strict with him lately: making him look up info, quizzing him, being upfront and telling him, “We’ve gone over this multiple times before.”