I was at work today when I found out that one of the younger guys on swing shift had been suspended and he was filing a grievance to fight it. Now if he had won they would have to wipe it from his record and back pay him for the week he was out. Unfortunately for him, he lost. Although I believed he was getting a bit railroaded, the tapes from security did show him committing a grievous error. He was ignoring a/some customer(s). Knowing this, I do agree with the outcome the grievance committee came up with. However, I do not believe that all guilty parties are being punished. Is the kid a scapegoat, or is he just the first example. Allow me to back this up a little bit. It was discovered, through customer complaints, that quite a few wrong doings were taking place during this particular shift. Do understand, this particular area has a manager, however, she cannot be there twenty-four hours a day. She put her faith in a person she left in charge of the shift, and that faith seems to have been taken advantage of. Apparently poor service and mismanagement of the shift have been going on for some time. So in turn, security coupled with management have been watching store tapes and cameras to make sure things are getting back on track. This is when the worker in question got caught. Granted these are grown adults and are ultimately responsible for their own actions. Even if those actions are the direct result of someone else’s devil may care attitude. Responsibility is responsibility and people need to adult up and get it right. It is an unfortunate fact of life that, if there is no real leadership, there is no one that cares to be lead. In other words ‘why should I do my job if the person in charge of the shift doesn’t do theirs’. There are certain things we were taught when we were kids. A: Lead by example, no one is going to follow someone that is not willing to do the job themselves. B: If your leadership breaks down, you step up and take the reins. This is how you get ahead, right? Doesn’t anyone want to get ahead anymore? Is everyone satisfied with where they are at? The lackadaisical attitude of today’s youth is simply amazing. On that note, though, it seems to have spread to the older generations. Getting a bit off track here. All that being said, I do believe that there needs to be more action taken. Leaving it at this would be a travesty of justice.