(December 11, 2012)
So, Roman is on our team now and I’m really looking forward to what sort of work he is about to deliver.
He’s going to deliver, right?
Well, perhaps I should have some patience.
Right after my hiring manager and main virtual assistant opened the job for him and also right after they had a lively discussion via chat; I don’t see Roman starting to work yet. This surprised me a little but this is not the first time it happened.
Right after you have opened a contract with a provider, it’s not rare that a provider will start working right away. His job is sort of done. He got you, the employer, to take the time and open a contract with him. So now you want something from him – his work.
Of course the employee cannot play that game in definitively since the employer will fire him. But for some time, it’s okay. I have experienced this more than once. So there’s no point in getting angry especially since my hiring manager gave him until tomorrow as a deadline to update us.
So, I’ll patiently wait for tomorrow.
If I would have wanted the work to start right away, I would have needed to spell it out. Never leave any doubt to anything. If you need to get work done now; say so, in the job opening, right after you hired the person and in all subsequent communication.
That’s the only way to stay on track. Else, you will have to adjust to the schedule of your virtual worker not the other way around.