Thursday, December 30, 2010

Leave It For After Work

I worked Wednesday afternoon. I always seem to work Wednesday afternoons. This shift is the shift I dread. Why you ask? Well, let me tell you...
This supposedly is the shift that is called 'pre-close', which means you have to clean everything. Do all the 'bitch' work I guess you could say. Whoever works this shift has to do this. Or so that is what the shift supervisor says. Part of me thinks he is just pulling my leg, but I am just too afraid to ask someone else about it because I don't want to sound like a complainer. I am so grateful to have this job, seriously I am even if I have complained to people about it. It makes my car payment, and I need a car :)
Anyways, back on track. So this shift supervisor always makes it clear to me that I have to start the 'pre-close' stuff around 6pm. Yes dude, I know, you dont have to remind me every.single.Wednesday. So I do the cleaning, I suck it up, I dont complain.
Well two days ago, he told me to start the cleaning and he was going to take his lunch. Ok, fine with me...take your lunch so when I am done I can go home. He comes back from his lunch and is totally stoned.
Seriously, stoned!!! Blood shot eyes and all. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I used to be an HR Manager, so to see somehting like this would definitely get you counseled if not terminated. Lucky for this dude, the manager only works the first part of the he is scott free from getting caught.
I don't care what you do on your own time. I dont care what you do when you aren't at work. But come on now!!! How can you think it is ok to smoke pot on your lunch break, your lunch break at work!!! We are all adults, why/how can you think that is ok? And he is a shift supervisor. Meaning he has authority.
This guy has authority. This guy is in charge of closing the store at night. This guy gets more hours. And I am assuming more pay. Yet he thinks it is ok to behave this way while on the job. I just don't get it.
Maybe I don't get it because I have never been into that kind of stuff. Maybe I don't get it because I have a better work ethic. Maybe I don't get it because I am more mature older than him. Whatever the case may be, I think it is wrong . Leave that stuff for off work hours. Be man enough, or woman enough, to be professional while on the job and set a good explain for those working 'under' you.

I think it just boils down to what kind of work ethic a person has...yes?



Rebekah said...

That is completely crazy! I can't believe that.

I'm AE Jones said...

Wow... I'm so sorry! I can't believe that. Ridiculous.

Sarah the Writer said...

What an idiot that guy is! You're right - that is something you shouldn't do while on the job. That's why I always get a little disgusted when I'm at a store and I see employees taking smoke breaks outside. Granted, cigarettes are probably different than pot and the effects are probably less noticeable (I wouldn't know; like you, I'm not into that stuff), but it's still bad for your health! But I agree: he wasn't being very professional or setting a good example.