This morning, one of my employees walked out of the office “in solidarity” with the student protesters who walked out of their classes. Our office is not a school. My employee is not a student. He just left and was gone for an hour. I support those students but am not quite sure what I should do about my protesting employee. What would you do?
— Supervisor Sue
Dear Supervisor Sue:
What would I do? I would try to make sure that I get assigned to work for someone like you because I bet I could get away with murder.
What should YOU do? You should stop being a sap. You are a supervisor. So supervise. Tell your student-supporter that he’ll be out of a job if he keeps pulling stunts like this. If he is a non-exempt employee, dock his pay. If you don’t know what that means or why it’s important, run (don’t walk) to you H.R. Director and ask for some FLSA training.
If any of you loyal readers are students or school workers who protested today – hooray for you and man it stinks that such a protest is even necessary. If anyone gives you any sort of hassle for walking out, give that person an official Evil Skippy Slap.
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