You all indicated many times an employee will not sign a formal coaching documetn siting this may be damagin when all i9t really is indicating is that they got a copy of the document. If that is really the case, why do managers even need to worry about getting the document signed? It seems this jsut causes an awkward situation for both parties. I do agree this must be discussed. Then I think the manager simply signs and dates that this document was discussed with so and so on this date?