You have to expect there will be assholes and slackers and you will probably want to fire them. Then you will be happy that you can fill those slots with workers who meet the bare minimum, without them you can’t even keep the lights on. Maybe you have not been checking but finding people who meet the bare minimums who are not already being rewarded by others is getting hard. You ever wonder why some men and women marry assholes? They could not find anyone better.