Yesterday John Hill (the CP ITSO) came over to sort him out on Lotus Notes and the T drive. He told me afterwards that Raj now had full access to the T drive, so I've started saving stuff on there for him accordingly, with a little note on the last set of minutes saying they were saved on the T drive for him to check.
(TO clarify, it's a drive for the entire of Child Protection in HoB, where we save our unchecked minutes for the Chairs to read over, before putting them on the main drive where the Social Workers can access them.)
The following conversation ensues:
Raj: [clutching latest set of minutes, containing only the previous minutes and the attendance sheet, no new minutes to speak of, i.e. nothing there to check] Yada yada yada moan moan I don't have access to the T drive properly yet whinge whinge...
Me: Okay, I'll just have to print that one off for you.
Raj: Okay. [starts reading the previous minutes] Whinge whinge John had to phone them up moan moan.
Me: Okay, let. me. just. print. that. one. off. for. you.
Raj: Yeah. [carries on checking]
Raj: All right, I've checked that one. [hands back previous minutes]
Me: ... >.<
I'll just put them back in his tray. I don't think he'd even notice.
This is the man who, when he turned up at the sub office this morning for a Conference, which it actually turned out was happening at a children's home, sat there for half an hour and didn't ring us to check anything. We had to ring Sparkbrook to get his bloody mobile number to ring him and tell him what was going on.
And then he didn't have his Sat Nav with him and claimed it would take him an hour to get from Handsworth to Selly Oak. Er, no, it won't. Instead, all of the accumulated professionals at the children's home had to leave and he's going to discuss the case with the Social Worker later.
He just makes things more difficult for himself on purpose, I think, so he can whinge about how incompetent everyone else is.
And he doesn't know the difference between 'attentive' and 'tentative', or combines the two into 'attentative'. The day he manages to construct a sentence that makes coherent sense will probably be the same day that Satan has to wear mittens.
Give me strength...