Normalization of deviance
I need to find a way to send this article to my store manager.
I’m watching this happen within the store I work for over some very specific safety issues which have the potential to be very very deadly. I suspect (am, infact, 99% sure) that the excuse is that they’re trying to give this one employee “enough rope to hang himself” so that they can fire him rather than just take away his licenses. But they’re playing roulette with customer and employee safety as they do it.
And his stupid shit is spreading, as other new employees see him getting away with it.
And to top it off those of us who’re horrified at it are being reprimanded for “lack of respect for fellow employees” because we’re refusing to put up with said stupid shit.
Yes, there are other avenues to report unresolved safety hazards, and I (and at least one other employee) have started using it. I just hope that no one is injured or killed in the time it takes for corporate to deal with the reports…….