I work in a retail environment. We are getting a new manager. The previous manager seemed to have rules but didn't care if they were followed. For example he told us, we (as non-management staff) are supposed to get a 10% discount but managers are allowed to get a 30% discount and he doesn't mind if we get the 30% discount too. Another example was he said "technically dogs aren't allowed in the store" but he lets them in anyway. Perhaps another example is only managers are supposed to no the code to disable the security alarm, but when I messaged my manager that no one was there to disable it, he just told me the password. Also we didn't keep track of theft or accidental breakage and as a result the inventory count is very wrong.
Should I point out the ambiguity in policies to the new manager, and if so how and when? Or should I just keep doing what has been happening (which is everyone decides for themselves how things are done) until the new manager raises the issue? I would like stronger management instead of arguing with coworkers each time there is a decision to be made, because sometimes it's more important that people are just on the same page. In general, how do you take an instruction from a boss who says "you are supposed to do x but do y instead"? (I know the "common wisdom" is to ask again if you don't understand something, but in my experience if a person can't explain something the first time, asking again just angers them).