I've been asked to conduct an exit interview for someone leaving our organisation. I'm not a HR person at all but I am management.
But I know I'm going to have to listen to two hours of an snidey, unprofessional woman ranting on about how she's been hard done by, that everyone else is incompetent (that will include people I respect) and that people are wrong to not recognise her achievements. I've had similar experiences with her a couple of times already.
I know why I've been asked to do it (short staffed), but can I say no?
And anyway, shouldn't it be someone from HR who hears it?
Its a hell of a responsibility if this women is bitter. If it goes wrong she may want to take things to some sort of employment tribunal. Could you not say to HR that you are concerned that this is what she intends and hence things should in this instance be handled by a trained HR representative of the company and be appropriately minuted?