More and more I'm seeing people who refuse to take responsibility for their own actions. Nothing is ever their fault or they deny being involved at all. It's not just younger people either. It's all ages. What is so hard about saying I'm sorry, I was wrong, my mistake, I try my best not to do that again?
One such case of passing the blame is just far to funny for me not to pass up telling. Being a deli/bakery area, nail polish is not permitted while working. We tell people that and it's even posted on a dress code policy that is right over the time clock.
One girl came in with it on and because she kept gloves on I didn't notice it but was told after the fact that she had it on. She came in again with it on and the deli manager caught her and told her it was not allowed. Her response was that she was told it was ok because it was the gel kind and it doesn't chip off. She was told that was incorrect, no nail polish of any kind.
Fast forward to her next shift, a Sunday, working with me and she comes in wearing nail polish. I told her she couldn't work with it on. She acted totally surprised and said "I can't" I told her she had already be told, it's posted over the time clock and I could not allow her to work with it on. She tried a few excuses that it would take her a long time to get it off and she needed special stuff to remove it. I said I was sorry, she could come back when she had it off but I couldn't let her work with it on.
Two days later I heard that I was totally out of line for sending her home, I should have just written her up and I needed therapy for my anger issues. This came from another part time deli employee.
How did this turn from an employee breaking the rules to me needing therapy? Sometimes I really do feel like I work with a bunch of preschoolers.