I try not to take my problems at work home with me, but I am still really irked with the situation I had with an associate today.
Being that I just transferred to a different store, I knew I would have to earn my associates’ respect as a new manager. I did not expect to be challenged so fervently, though.
I had an issue with an associate who was joking around with another associate today and said, “F*ck you, ______.” Although it was not said in a serious manner, it is my responsibility to ensure that a respectful workplace is maintained and the customers within the store feel comfortable. When this comment was said, multiple customers took notice.
So, I did my job as a manager and pulled my associate aside, letting her know her comment was inappropriate. Her response? First, a lie that she tells other managers at my store “f*ck you” and they’re perfectly fine with it. Really? Anyway, second, her words were: “I can handle myself, don’t worry about it.”
I’m doing my best to control my emotions and remain professional for the sake of my reputation at my job, but I am really heated.
My first week’s worth of excitement this summer right here. 👌
Time for the Paramore concert with my handsome. #paramore #excited #timetogetdown