Should I say something to my Supervisor?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@BakerBee16:  I would say something, absolutely. Why she should she get to do that and even WORSE put you in the middle? We had someone doing this where I worked, and once a supervisor was told he wasn’t there for much longer, and he had been there for years. Business don’t take kindly to employees stealing.

Post # 4
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I wouldn’t say anything. If your supervisor is there too he must know what’s going on. Plus, as you said, she’s worked there for 20 years.

I would, however, stand up for yourself when it comes to doing her work. If she asks you to log her in or out say “I’m sorry, I’ve got to go to lunch.” or make some other excuse. You don’t need to be covering for her. 

Post # 7
Member
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@BakerBee16:  Could you report her? Yes. Should you? Honestly, no. She’s been there 20 years and you are new and part time at that. I’d tell her directly you don’t feel comfortable clocking her in/out but that’s as far as I would take it. If her supervisor sees her time card he has to know something is going on and if it bothered him he would say something. It sucks, but work place politics usually overule the rule book. I say this in a been there, done that way. So much against the rules shit goes on in my office, but I’ve realized over time if its something the bosses HAVE to see and yet they do nothing then it only makes me look bad for bringing it up. 

Post # 8
Member
1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Hmm, I was going to say not to do anything about it unti I read your second post. It sounds like she is taking advantage of your sweet old supervisor and basically having you lie for her.

 

So she will leave at 9:15 and on the way out ask you to clock her out at 9:30 so she can get a free 15 minutes that she will “make up” later? Yes, I would say something.

 

Post # 9
Member
11740 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would politely talk to her, if anything.  Going to the supervisor will probably not help the situation and make you more uncomfortable. 

Also, the admin assistant in my office assumes many of the roles of a personal assisant (scheduling appointments, planning meetings/parties, etc) – so maybe your expectation and Kim’s expectations of what you should be doing in the role are different.

Post # 10
Member
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Next time she asks you to log her in or out, just tell her you aren’t comfortable with doing that for her anymore. If she raises a stink about it, ask for a review of what your expected duties are. If she isn’t willing to have it documented that you log her in and out (which is essentially saying she is working different hours than she is) than it should not be expected for you to do. The entire purpose of a log in system is to show the times you’re working. I would never imagine asking someone to swipe me at a certain time……

Just keep doing a good job – it’ll come around to bite her in the butt eventually Wink

Post # 12
Member
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@BakerBee16:  Are you on the clock and getting paid for these things?

Post # 15
Member
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think you should say anything. It’s your supervisors job to supervise and realize when people under him aren’t acting as they should.

I also don’t think doing her timecards is necessarily outside the realm of admin asst. duties.  It’s not like she’s having you run around picking up her dry cleaning.  If she is asking you to do non-work related duties while on the clock, then I’d bring it up with your supervisor.  

Post # 16
Member
13020 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Next time she asks for personal favors just start telling her no.  Picking up car or other crap after work?  No, sorry I have dinner plans I have to get to.  Picking up groceries? No, I’m not going there today.  Make it clear you wont go out of your way to do her errands.  Is there any company policy on clocking in/out like only you should be clocking yourself in or out??  I know at my company (aside from the fact that you have to use your own badge and pin to clock in and out) your ass would be kicked out the door so fast you wouldn’t even see it coming for misreporting time.  Tell her it’s against company policy and you dont feel comfortable doing that.

 

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