By Alon Calinao Dy: A pissed off employer has fired a car wash guy who happened to clean a car for the first time. The employee did not understand well his employer when he instructed him to completely clean the car.
The carwash boy should have been told to use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust instead of soap and water to remove the dirt inside the car. Without a second thought, the car owner had filed a formal charge after the incident.
It's strange to hear this kind of news in the social media. We normally expect people who apply for this job to know what they are doing. But then, this story is a different scenario.
It is the right of the car owner to file a complaint because he expects he is going to receive a good service. Now both the car wash guy and the employer have to pay for the damages it occurred. Although the vehicle may or may not work well, the trust ratings of the automobile owners would go down and have a big impact.
Perhaps, for the sake of finding a job, this guy assumes he knows everything. You can laugh at this guy about a foolish act he did to the car, but this is also a responsibility of the employer, hiring qualified applicants for this task.
Whatever you do, the simple rule on how to be safe at work is to let someone teach you if you do not know it. It's not about landing a job because there is an opening, but it is how you would work effectively and efficiently.