I work at a small office of 6, including the owner.
We do not have a hierarchy outside of the owner, and I plan on asking for a promotion (and raise) to instigate some sort of chain of command because our workflow feels very disjointed most of the time and I'm the one who everyone comes to anyways.
However, there is one employee who is constantly 25 to 60 minutes late (average when late is probably 30 minutes, and late at least once per week).
Currently the owner does not make a fuss about this, should I assume that if I become project manager that I would be responsible for disciplinary action of this employee due to tardiness?
I guess this breaks down into two questions
- Would (or should) a project manager in this context inherent that responsibility?
- If so, would I be mistaken assuming I should follow the owners actions/attitude toward this situation?
For clarification, the issue does bother the employer, but it seems like they just don't want to initiate any conflict in the office because after a year and a half there has never been any disciplinary action taken with anyone.