I love my job but not my boss. He does not like me because I run circles around him in sales. In other words, my feeling is he's resentful because, month after month, I basically make him look bad.
My supervisor was working and a previous customer of mine (not a friend) from a year ago came in. (I was off the day). They began negotiating about possible products to buy. My supervisor said no we cannot do that. My boss for whatever reason did not want to do the deal. My guess is there's not a ton of money in it. I do it to help people out. Hey they all add up!
That's when my customer mentioned that I had done it before. My supervisor got upset and began huffing and puffing. I'm sure the very mention of my name infuriated him. He looked up the previous order and said "ohhh no, she did that against company protocol and she could have gotten fired as a matter of fact I am going to fire her."
This customer went to a neighboring business because he felt he just cost me my job and was worried. He basically wanted to vent. I found out from the customer and the manager at that store about what happened because she felt it was an atrocity he had acted so unprofessionally.
Now its been almost 2 weeks and my supervisor has never brought it up with me. He also does a ton of other bad things like try to get me in trouble for things he lets the males slide on. All the people I work with do exactly what I did, not against policy.
What to do? Could this be considered defamation?
******Just to be clear, our policy is such as long as its a 20% margin or greater, we are allowed to do the deal. Obviously we dont want to discount deeply, as its less money to the associate, not to mention, the company. We are in a very competitive industry. So its definitely allowed.