Okay. Being a supervisor is really, really hard when your trying to supervise people you've been working with for over a year or a couple of months as a regular employee. They don't take you seriously. They're so used to like...not viewing you in that kind of role that they dont listen to you.
Like, today for example....
I feel really bad about this, though. But i just kind of snapped on him. I was closing with my coworker Ryan, and its the supervisors job to close the store (everything to do with cash) and the other persons job to do the last little cleaning tidbits (usually vaccuming, taking out the garbages...it all depends on how slow the nights been. A lot of times supervisors will take out the garbage because theres nothing else to do an hour before closing. Hell, I remember a time when I closed AND cleaned the entire store) So me and Ryan are standing around discussing how we're going to get this store clean before we close it so we can get the fuck out as soon as possible.
And basically anything i said he just talked right over like it was the dumbest idea ever.
Me: Okay, its nice and slow so you can do garbages now-
Him: Why? I can do them in like a second, I'll do them before we close.
Me: Ah...right, okay, fine. So, do hangars right now so we get it out of the way, i doubt anyone is going to buy anything-
him: Why?? That takes a second, i'll just do it when i go upstairs.
Me:....right. Well, mop the floor now then.
Him: In a second, i'll do it after i blahblahblahblah
Right, and so on. This part i didnt mind SO much. It was when I, as a fucking supervisor, asked him straight out to do something and he totally refused. It was like...30 minutes till closing and i asked him to bring up the hangars. He said why, he'll do it when he brings up the tills. Fine. I ask him to bring out the garbages. He gives me a look like im retarded. He says "ookaay, but now its going to be a waste of a bag because you made me collect the garbages before and now im putting a new one here and tossing this one when i could haveblahblahblah". Like...i dont give a flying fuck if your 'wasting a bag'. Those fucking rolls have like a hundred bags on them. So, he does it, comes back five minutes later and LITERALLY gives me this look that says "DUH. SEE. I was right, look how fast I did it."
I DONT CARE! I WANT THEM DONE *NOW* SO DO THEM *NOW*! At this point, I was getting mad.
Ten minutes later, there are no customers in the store, im half done closing the terminals, i ask him again to bring up the hangars and he decides no, he'll mop the floor instead. Fine. He mops the floor, the store is going to close in FIVE MINUTES, i want these hangars done right now because if not we have to do them on our time which delays me getting the fuck out. he says wait, i'll do them when i finish folding clothes on the shevles, which he is doing at a SNAILS PACE. I finally get seriously pissed and decide that this guy has got to stop fucking not doing a single thing i tell him to. So, the store closes, I finished with the terminals, ive called my boss with the total, and guess what? THE HANGARS ARE NOT DONE. I thought to myself "i swear to god if i end up doing these things myself after i asked him three times to do them im going to fucking snap."
yah. guess what happened? THATS RIGHT. *I* DID THE HANGARS! Right. And i snapped.
So, from that moment on I gave him the ultimate cold shoulder. Like, one word answer, dirty looks, get-the-fuck-away-from-me kind of cold shoulder men dread. Finally, when we've stepped out of the store, ive locked the doors, he turns to me and quietly says:
"...is there something wrong?" As if he's sensing impending doom. Right. Well...this is the part i regret. Maybe i should have said it a little less...authoratively. Or bitchy. but i said:
"Ryan. When i tell you to do something...DO IT."
He gave me this shocked stare and said "...what?"
I basically told him i was NOT happy about the fact that i ended up doing something i told him to do. he tried to argue his case, i basically said it didnt matter, i told him to do it and he refused. it became awkward. I tried to lighten it up by asking happily what direction he was going in, and upon realizing it was the opposite, bid him a good night and turned to leave.
That boy probably thinks im totally insane. I am just dying to go to work tomorrow and talk to my fellow supervisors and see if i was right or if i snapped for nothing. I want to know if people constantly refuse to do what they tell them to do also. I want to know if i am expecting too much. I have NEVER refused to do what they've told me to do. "Maria, can you do hangars?" "Sure!" "Maria, its 8:30, take out the garbages will yah?" "Yah, no problem."
WHY CANT *I* GET THAT??