When Do We….
• Document Behavior …?
• Coach & Counsel …?
• Terminate …?
Over the past few weeks, it has
become increasingly evident that you
have not been performing your
assigned work in accordance with
what is expected of a (JOB
There’s a Template for That!
You have not kept up with your
• CHALLENGES, ETC
…You are being placed on a written
performance improvement plan. It is essential
to your success as JOB TITLE and the success
of ATI Enterprises this (PROVIDE SPECIFIC
POOR BEHAVIOR EXAMPLES) not continue.
As always… Our next scheduled
discussion date is: (DATE?)
Your Signature & Date
In signing this statement, I acknowledge
this performance counseling and I am
committing to make the effort necessary
to meet the performance expectations of
my position. I understand that failure to
meet this standard may result in further
Employee Signature & Date
• I dreamed I was fired, so I didn't bother to get out
• I went all the way to the office and realized I was
still in my pajamas and had to go home to
• I couldn't find the right tie, so I had to wait for the
stores to open so I could buy one.
• I stopped for a bagel sandwich, the store was
robbed and the police required everyone to stay
• A bee flew in my car and attacked me, and I had to
5 fairly outrageous Excuses for
Being Late to Work