Friday, October 10, 2008

No one likes a snitch!

Seriously – NO ONE.

Do employees like the co-worker that they have to walk on egg-shells around, because they know that person is just itching for someone to tattle on? No.

Do managers like employees who are constantly coming to them with, “I just thought you should know that so-and-so [insert something entirely inconsequential here]”? No. We don’t.

There are a couple of people at work who are totally out to get everyone else. They make it their mission to report anything that they feel might be even a little inappropriate. Now, please don’t get me wrong – you can’t have an environment so lax that people feel like they can do whatever they want. If something is serious enough, it should be dealt with. Still, certain things really don’t need to be brought to management’s attention.

Here are a few REAL examples:

Should be reported:
“Lupe came in to work on a Saturday, punched in, then left for a few hours and went to the mall, came back and clocked out. Also, she never punches out for lunch and is usually gone for about 2 hours.”

Should NOT be reported:
“I noticed that Amanda’s 15 minute break actually went about 17 minutes today.”

What are we, 5? Here’s a good philosophy – mind your own dang business and do your work. End of soap-box.