Employee Refusing Instructions and Verbal Abuse

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about disgruntled employee: She has challenged me at every corner, saying that was not the way the previous manager had required–regardless of the fact that the previous manager was fired because she failed to complete her duties–and flat out refuses to do as I ask.

I have recently been promoted to a management position where I am the supervisor to two other employees who were formally my same-level co-workers. One employee expressed interest in being promoted (prior to my promotion) and has given me an extremely difficult time in the transition from her peer to her supervisor. She has challenged me at every corner, saying that was not the way the previous manager had required–regardless of the fact that the previous manager was fired because she failed to complete her duties–and flat out refuses to do as I ask.

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