Can I Just Say . . .

that it’s not effective for a manager to tell new employees who’ve gone through a week of training that consisted of mishaps and disorganization (i.e. we don’t have the equipment you need, maybe we will tomorrow; oh, no one sent us the usernames you need; doesn’t anyone have any ideas of what we should do in the meantime) to stumble around and then start cracking the whip with threats like, “I know you all just started and it’s been rough and this isn’t the position you thought it would be, but if you don’t achieve these new benchmarks as much as I don’t want to, I’ll have to fire you.”

Is this for real?

Yep. Wish I could elaborate.