I work part-time at an ice cream shop with overall a great team. However, one of my supervisors seems to always be giving me small reminders or criticism when I do a task. It almost seems like they want to snub me on every little thing.
For example, small things like this:
- I was told to replace garbage bags an hour prior to closing, and I followed through. However, I thought it was too early because we were still receiving customers and it would give us a bad impression, but I decided to continue doing it because they had asked me to. So five minutes later, they tell me that it doesn't look good because there are still customers but I was literally instructed to do the task from them.
- Or when I wipe down counters, I'll forget to wipe a tiny spot and they call me out in front of other employees.
- Or I get reminded on tasks that are not part of my duty but another person's.
I understand that I could overlook some things and will gladly accept any reminders but they are constantly reminding me every hour or so on different small things. They could simply be trying to help me out and remind me for the future, but other supervisors never have that much to say to me. Additionally, when I apologize they'll tell me that it's not something I need to apologize for and make me feel almost guilty for saying sorry.
I know that I perform quite well because during performance review meetings I score quite high so I don't understand why that supervisor is so nitpicky. I have four other supervisors who are never on my case like that, just this one specifically. I'm not sure if I should speak up or if I should just tolerate it and assume that she is saying things to help me improve my performance. I just feel stressed whenever I see that I'm scheduled to work with them and brace myself for the constant small criticism.