- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
I work at a small retail store for the city. I’ve worked there for 6 years. They’ve always been great about giving what shifts I need throughout high school and college. I get paid decently for the fairly slack job.<br /> I’ve worked predominantly at one store location for the past 3 years and never had a problem. I got along decent with the boss, but she went on maternity leave and never returned. We had a previous boss who was on maternity leave for Boss A, and she came back. I had a lot of warnings thrown at me that Boss B (previous) was quite bluntly a bitch. I didn’t think anything of it, and we met and things were fine I didn’t see any problem. Fast forward to about a year and a bit ago, we were short staffed. My schooling was taking up more time and I wasn’t able to take my usual day shifts, so we brought in another guy from another location to cover. Let’s call him K.
Boss B talked this guy up before his arrival that he was a godsend and nothing short of perfect. She almost seemed to flirt with him when he is at work. None of my business I know, but I just think it’s odd… She’s married with two kids, and idk. Anyways.
Ever since K’s arrival, I have gotten in more trouble in the past year than I ever have in my whole time employed there. All for petty things; Didn’t scrub the desks till they shone and has to be maintained all day (?? I was never told that), clean and keep coolers stocked (Again ‘??’ I was told that was the guy who brought in the pop’s job), I didn’t write my employee number on my time sheet. The list goes on. I was WRITTEN up for this, my employee record now has at least 6 huge red stamps on my file.
Meanwhile, K comes and goes from work as he pleases. Today (what set me off) he was 25 minutes late. I said, Oh why are you kind of late? Were the busses late? He goes, Oh no I got a car see isn’t that great? Ok well NO excuses why you’d be late then again right?? Sigh. He stands around all day and chats with Boss B. When he and I work together, Boss will say “Haruyou go clean! God do something, don’t just stand there!” and proceeds to chat with K.
Boss also tells him everything from anyone. I was upset since K was twisting my words and telling other people things we generally chatted about; one example: I said I adopted my cat from the local shelter, and I feel badly but I’m just not enough a dog person to help the dogs there and take one home. Other coworkers come up to me weeks later going, God you’re disgusting EVER life matters not just cats!! I go, excuse me?? They all say K told them I love cats and would adopt them all and leave the dogs to get euthanized and I would be happy. ??? I told Boss, hey, I’m just not pleased with him doing this what can I do? She goes, UH just stop telling him things? There problem solved. Next day I work with K again, and he goes Why did you say I was saying things about you??? I confront Boss and she goes, oh must’ve slipped out sorry I didn’t say your name when I talked to him he must’ve assumed.
SIGH. It’s like he’s 12…
Again none of my business but its so weird he’s 25 but goes to the bar with our coworkers and sneaks them in since they’re 15-17. And like seeks out younger girls to drink and hang out with… I just think that’s weird… But that’s an aside and my personal feelings.
I’ve talked to the boss above too, and she says she will chat with them, but it never works…
Thankfully I should only be there until my schooling is done, but I have 4 more months of this. 🙁 Help me! What can I do??
I have anxiety and usually I can try to deal with all that stresses me out but this is just unjustice. 🙁 I can’t push it away very easily. Do I argue and fight my way for this to be dealt with or stress out but deal and not say anything…
TL;DR: My coworker acts like he’s 12 and gets away with anything, I get written up for sneezing. Talking to bosses does nothing. 🙁 4+ more months of this!
- This topic was modified 5 years, 11 months ago by Haruyou. Reason: added more info