So my latest question through my mind that hopefully somebody can shed some light on: I have a particular individual at the station that I am in charge of that consistently talks a big game, as if he were the cats meow when it comes to the fire service. However he is consistently setting the bar for himself so high that he can never attain the level he wants to achieve, and then when he fails he takes it out on himself and everybody around him. Training with this particular individual can be very stressful, and definately nnon-productive.
Now I have talked to himabout this several times, and even gone as far as to write him up, and send him to the operations chief for discipline or even transfer, but I feel that the department is leaving him with me due to nobody else will deal with him. I guess what I am looking for is info from others as to what you recommend and what should be done or if you have any experience with individuals like this. It's very frustrating especially when you are trying to put together a fully functional team that can operate without their officer.