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    Who's side would you take?

    created by Melinda Diann 9 days 5 hours 40 minutes ago

    Category: World

    Who's side would you take?

    I work as a school photographer and last week two of my coworkers were pretty rude to a customer. We were also supposed two set up 2 cameras but the decided to just do one and didn't get started taking pictures way later then they should have.

    When we got back to the office they were not honest with our boss about what happened at the school.

    What would you do if you were in a situation like this? Would you tell your boss what really happened or would you just keep your mouth shut?

    Re: Who's side would you take?

    I would be honest with my boss. Mainly because the boss is who makes sure I get a paycheck and keeps me employed, the other two don't pay my wages and can only get me fired.

    I can't believe that the school hasn't placed a complaint about it, detailing the situation from their point of view.

    Re: Who's side would you take?

    Hi everyone,

    To avoid conflict with your coworkers later on I would sat out this messy situation. Unless my boss asked for my opinions I will not give it. You don't want them to team up against you later on give you the evil eye or call you names whenever you pass by. Be vigilant and stay out of trouble. That is what I would do in that situation. Have a great day.

    Re: Who's side would you take?

    Hmm, that's a difficult situation. You definitely don't want to seem like you are slacking and when customers complain, you will get lumped in with the "bad apples". But at the same time, you have to work with these people every day. You don't want to get on their bad side. No one likes the employee that runs to the boss when something goes wrong.

    I guess I would wait to see if it was a continuous thing. If it only happens once, then forget about it. If it continues to happen, maybe you could talk to your co-workers first. Let them know that you want to make a good impression and you think it's important to be prepared. Find a way to make sure it doesn't happen again. Change the schedule so that you are their earlier, come up with a standardized way to do the process so that no one "decides" to do it differently (one camera instead of two) at the last minute.

    Your boss will likely appreciate you trying to solve the problem yourself without involving him/her.

    If they still aren't on-board, then I would talk to your boss.

    Jenni

    Re: Who's side would you take?

    I would talk to my boss if I were in that situation. If the company prides itself on quality and professionally then that service did not live up to those standards.