I have a new employee that started 9 days ago. He isn't working out. He is not displaying any problem solving skills or ability to work independently. At this point my manager has asked me to dismiss him because I have spent all my time "holding his hand". He doesn't retain the training. Maybe it is just too technical.
So I re-listened to the podcast on firing someone, and it fairly encourages me to coach this individual in a number of ways. But frankly I'm daunted that coaching him will be a process much longer than his tenure, and of course I will have to somehow explain my decision to my manager.
Am I wrong to just dismiss him?