Post # 1
I don’t even care if nobody reads this but I’m going insane here. Have you ever seen someone doing something incorrectly or unsafe? Well my coworker is doing both. She is literally doing the exact opposite of how we are supposed to be doing our job. I told her as soon as she started doing it wrong/unsafely and she hasn’t fixed a thing. I mean,we have our supervisors pop in and check on us and it’s looking like we don’t know what the hell to do.
The thing is we’re superiors and some of our people are new(4 days) and she’s letting them learn the wrong way. We have to beat these bad habits out of some people and here she is directing incorrect and unsafe acts.ugh. I stopped giving instruction and I’m staying to myself. I’m not taking any responsibility. I’m going to talk to her later but she’s a very confrontational person and I can guess this isnt going to end in smiles.
I’m really thinking about changing positions bc we had this talk last year. Ugh
Post # 2
I hate to say it, but it is your responsibility to say something, since you’ve observed this. If she isn’t listening to you, then it’s time to go to someone who she will listen to.
Post # 3
JerNCher: I agree with JenGirl: Incorrect may be one thing, but “unsafe” is a major issue and it is your responsibility to say something. Turning your back to it and/or getting another position to avoid the problem isn’t going to help someone who gets hurt by unsafe practices. Talk to the person. Go to HR. Go to your boss. But you definitely need to say something.
Post # 4
JerNCher: Agree with PPs. Go to your boss and explain what’s happening. It IS your responsibility.
Post # 5
JerNCher: i feel ya. In my job they have to really being doing something wrong or unsafe in order for something to happen. There are so many people who just make my head spin when im at work. Like today, we do a lot of radio communication and the girl i was working with called in and when she did it sounded like something was wrong so my heart dropped and i was about ready to go find her. Turned out she was just letting us know that she had someone coming up to the office. Anyways i am constantly annoyed with the people i work wit and people i am around/ client’s but I’ve learn to just deal with it. Again I know how you feel and it sucks.
Post # 6
JenGirl: Jen041815: weatherbug: vanessa1359: thanks for replying. The thing is,I have tried to correct her already. I don’t know what else I’m supposed to do. Like I mentioned,she’s extremely confrontational and we’d just be going back and forth in front of our workers,which is not professional. I’m talking about being professional whilst being unsafe lol. I do know that, ultimately, if anything were to happen it would be on both of us.
I want to try to talk to her again. It would have to be something super serious before going to my supervisor,I just don’t want to take that step yet. But I definitely am not afraid to.
And by taking another position I wouldn’t be running away from the problem….okay yes it would. But who cares,wouldn’t be my problem anymore. Nobody wants to be stressed every day at work.
Post # 7
JerNCher: I stopped giving instruction and I’m staying to myself. I’m not taking any responsibility.
Quit being passive aggressive and talk to someone if what she’s doing is unsafe, and she’s teaching new people those practices. It IS your job to ensure other people you work with have a safe workplace, and if she won’t do it, then talk to someone who will make sure she does. What if one of those new people gets hurt or something? Whether you leave or not, it will still be on your conscience.
Post # 8
here are some possible options:
if if your coworker is ignoring instructions that are printed and visible in the workplace (as a lot of safety messages are) then tell the newdr team members that the supervisors might ask the newer team members to demonstrate their knowledge of the safety instructions.
If if the instructions aren’t visible to newer workers, then you can try to arrange a visit from supervisors on some pretext (Google an accident at a similar workplace) to ensure that key messages are emphasised to newer workers from one of your superiors (makes enforcement easier).
If if that is not feasible, write a letter / email to your manager outlining the fact that you are writing because X is doing things differently (use a non pejorative adverb) and you don’t want the newer staff receiving conflicting instruction on both productivity and safety grounds.
Best of luck.
Post # 9
JerNCher: If it’s unsafe, as you say, how is it not worth going to your supervisor?
Post # 10
JerNCher: “It would have to be something super serious before going to my supervisor,I just don’t want to take that step yet.”
Your original post makes it sound like this IS something super serious. Go talk to your supervisor.