I started a job relatively recently, and it is in retail. The store is small, so sometimes only one or two people are working at a time. There's a coworker who's only been there a few more months than I have. I have some issues with his work style, one of which he's very bossy.
At the end of my shift he was in the storage room. I left the front of the store to let him know I was leaving and he would have to man the front since he was the only person there. He said to give him a minute so I covered the front and waited for him. When he arrived I clocked out. After I clocked out, he then asked if I could stay for a few more minutes, so he could get some more things ready. He also complained that I didn't lock the door when I came to get him. This kind of annoyed me, because I saw it as doing him a favor that I even told him that I was leaving. I stayed about 10 minutes after I had clocked out.
If a manager asked me to stay late, I would say yes unless I had a very good reason. If a coworker wants me to stay late for no good reason, that's different. The manager knows the schedule and he knows that if someone's working alone he wouldn't expect them to do tasks that require two people.
Should I tell the manager what happened? Should I phrase it as I would like to get paid for the extra 10 minutes I stayed after clocking out? Or should I ask if there's a policy regarding this? Generally the work environment has very few rules, and even where there are rules no one cares about them (including management). If this happens again what should I do?
My direct manager is usually a bit unresponsive. I don't often see him face to face, but we communicate by text messages. He has begun to not respond to all of them. Though it's another topic, I can kind of see why. If he's not working he probably doesn't want to respond to them. I could go to the general manager.
Some other examples of the same coworker being bossy, is he writes lists of things for me to do. He also micromanages, such as when we clean surfaces he complained that I should spray a cloth first and not directly onto a surface. He also comes up with weird reasons telling me what to do instead of asking directly - for example was telling me they're looking to fire someone, so don't leave empty boxes in a place that everyone does because it looks messy.
It also might be worth noting that our clock in/out system is directly tied to pay, so clocking in a minute late means we get paid a minute late, and vice versa. Though I'm not sure how this works with overtime pay, which is supposed to be approved in advance by management.
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