I've been a manager since last July, have 4 directs. I set up monthly 1-on-1's last Oct, now after listening to these podcasts, I'm changing them all to weekly. I've recently listened to many of the Feedback podcasts. One direct missed my monthly Feb meeting, I let it go. He blatantly missed our March meeting and was gone all afternoon without telling me. I sat down and said he can't miss meetings with me anymore, and needs to let me know when he's going to be gone from work for half a day. Then I was getting feedback from coworkers about him for review time, and 5 people said "He's hard to find during the day", and that they have trouble getting information since they need to get his inputs. Some even said "the cell phone doesn't work". I've since mentioned this, and he says "tell them to call my cell". A few weeks ago I recommended leaving a note when he's going to be gone, so now sometimes there's a note saying "Lunch 2-3PM", and last week he never once came back when the note said so, and he was gone around 3 hours when the note said only one. (He claims to work late hours when no one is there.) Also last week, he didn't respond to a coworker calling him two different days on his cell, and he missed my 1-on-1 last Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM, since he came in at 10 AM. I called his cell at 9:35 AM and had to leave a message. He showed up at 10AM and when I found him just after 10, and said "you missed our meeting", he said he was all worried about his PC that it had a virus, and needed to be with IT all morning (not addressing the fact he missed our meeting). I did meet with him in the afternoon, but don't feel like I addressed the issue well enough. I have a meeting this Tuesday, and need advice on what to do now!!