I’d like to have a bit of a discussion about a problem at work that's beginning to really get on my and everyone else's nerves.
We have an employee at work who has the annoying habit of showing up when he wants to, going on break when and for long he wants to, and just sleeping at his desk when he wants to for over a year and from what everyone says, longer than that. For example, yesterday he was supposed to be clocked in at 9:00 but didn't show up until 10:40. He left on an unapproved lunch around 12:15. He didn't return until well after 5:00 PM and left barely two hours later for the night for the end of his shift.
For the two hours he was here, he slept at his desk, took one phone call, got up and walked around, talked to other supervisors and agents half a call floor away in a totally different department, slacked off, etc. What bugs me is that he has done these kind of stunts for well over half a year and has even exploded in the face of our call center director and yet he still has a job. He has never once been written up for this, not sent home, nothing. He does right in front of the OPs manager and the supervisors.
They laugh with him and smile. Last night I logged out of my phone for less than two minutes to wrap up an account and I was being yelled at within thirty seconds of logging out.....how does this guy do this? Simple. He sells drugs to the supervisors and staff and they can't punish him without exposing themselves. The rest of us are expected to give a one line explanation as to why we are late if we are late by email every time. I have yet to see this asked of him.
I'm going to be late this morning on purpose by maybe 10 minutes to see what happens and see if I get in trouble for it and if I do, I'm going to start raising some serious questions because every time I've brought up this guy's behavior, the response "he doesn't work for me." Then who the hell does he work for as there are only two supers and an OPS manager if he doesn't work for my supervisor, he surely has to work for the other one and damn sure he does for the Ops manager.
How in the world should this be handled? What should I do or say? The vendor I work for has no drug screening policy to get hired. There is also the risk that if its exposed, the client could pull the entire project from the vendor, costing us over 2,000 jobs, mine included. Yikes.
--Brian The Werewolf