By FallingNinjaa - 02/05/2014 00:07 - United States - Tampa
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OP here. I don't use this site enough to know that I needed an account to reply... I'm a barber. We're all independent contractors and we don't make money unless we're physically working. I make good money and have no intention of quitting; my problem with my coworkers getting stoned is that customers have an unnecessary wait time when they should be able to be served immediately, and when they do come back in, it looks bad on everyone as a whole for them to smell like that on the clock - an no, they're perfumes aren't cloaking it. The boss knows they smoke, she knows they smoke on the clock, but when anyone tells her that someone is being lax, her response is "well more money for you, then." Again, that's not the problem I'm having. I actually like my job, and I want customers to actually have a good experience when they're there. With what my coworkers are doing, they're not. Also, it's an independent store. There is no HR, no corporate, just the woman who owns the business itself - she's the only boss.
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47 brings up a good point. I had an old boss that would allow people to go take breaks to get stoned. so it depends on if the boss already knows or not. If they do, and don't care op provably shouldn't waste any more time there and just tell the customer the truth. and also find a new job.
that never works I've been through the same ordeal in fact it may get him fired for trash talking about his coworkers I've caught coworkers stealing, on porn sites, flirting with under aged girls, playing games on cell phones, and drinking on the job the reportee is more likely going to get into trouble. he needs to find a better job
You shouldn't cover for their asses anymore. If they wanna get stoned while you work, they should have to deal with the consequences. Next time, you should tell the customer the truth. If you can't bring yourself to report your coworkers, the customer might. You've gotta at least try.
I said IF OP couldn't work up the nerve to report it to the boss herself. Judging by the fact that she's covered for them before (seemingly on multiple occasions), it doesn't seem too likely that she will anytime soon. And the customer can easily report such a thing with a phone call, haven't you ever noticed how most establishments will leave a phone number on the receipt to give feedback? And some places just have those little cards left out for you to give feedback on.
Oh I realize you said that, but I think it is just obvious that he boss is the one who needs to be told. Customers shouldn't be told about something like that because it could hurt the business and have word get around that people shouldn't go there because a bunch of stoners work there. It's a business affair and I don't think it's right to bring the customer into this.
Don't let that kind of stuff go unnoticed, OP! Don't you have a boss or someone you can tell?
It's an opinion. Regardless, shouldn't be blazing when you're supposed to be working. Even I wouldn't do that shit at work. Maybe go into work a little high, but never while I'm at work. What if someone sees? While the coworkers might not care, it could hurt business. I guess some people just don't know how to common sense.
I disagree with you, 2. It's not the customers' problem, or their business, and will make OP look super unprofessional. Report it to a manager, or your HR or your confidential complaint hotline. Every company has one, I'm pretty sure it's legally required. Sorry you have to put up with it though!
Way to be responsible! and when someone in charge finds out what they're doing you will probably get a promotion. keep your head up!(:
It is irresponsible to cover for them and not inform the manager. If the OP doesn't get reprimanded as well when the manager eventually finds out, then at the very least she won't be getting that promotion. You can't cover for your coworkers and expect your manager to see that as a good thing.