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Next, They’ll Be Assigned To Clean The Wings Of The Planes… In Flight

, , , , , , | Working | July 15, 2020

At my job, when the operations manager is off, I’m in charge of making the schedule that tells our employees what area they will be working in. We train our employees in every area for at least a week before we send them out on their own.

We work at an airport, so some of the areas we clean are outside and spread out from one side of the airport to the other. I’m in charge of our second shift, which starts at 2:00 pm.

Employee: “Boss lady, you need to move me; I don’t want to be outside.”

Me: “It’s where you are scheduled to be.”

Employee: “But I don’t want to be out there!”

At this point, they are whining.

Me: “I’m not moving you; you know the area.”

They ask the first shift supervisor if they can talk to them. They both walk out, and after five minutes, the supervisor comes in and gets documentation papers for the employee. After the first shift supervisor leaves, I get a phone call from our operations manager.

Manager: “I got a call from [Employee] saying you won’t move them from outside. I want them to stay out there, but let’s go ahead and move people around so they aren’t outside anymore.”

Me: “I think they are doing documentation on me for not moving them.”

Manager: “I know they are; they told me when they called. Don’t worry; they can’t get you in trouble for doing your job.”

After I hang up with the operations manager, the employee calls me.

Employee: “I’m in the chapel writing my documentations and trying to get ahold of [Human Resources Manager] and [Main Boss].”

Me: “That’s fine, but when you are done, you are now in terminal A food court.”

Employee: “Okay.”

After two and a half hours, the employee finally steps back into the office to get what they need for their area. When the employee leaves, I call the operations manager.

Me: “[Operations Manager], they just now came into the office to get their stuff; they were in the chapel for two and a half hours.”

Manager: “Really? All right, I’m going to call [Main Boss] and see what they want to do.”

Me: “Okay.”

The operations manager calls back after five minutes.

Manager: “[Main Boss] said that the employee will not be getting paid for those two and a half hours since nothing happened that required them to do documentation. I will let the employee know.”

Me: “All right, thank you.”

I think it is over until the employee comes up to me with a scowl.

Employee: “I don’t think it’s fair that I’m not getting paid since I had to be the one to get the schedule corrected after you did it wrong.”

Me: “The schedule wasn’t wrong; you just didn’t like where you were at and threw a fit.”

The employee gave me a nasty look and walked off.

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