By LtColJaxson 7 Comments
I don't really care much about this, but the other guy at my work seemed to care a lot more. It really wasn't a big deal, but it was more just my curiosity that leads me to asking this question (also so I can deny him for the next time).
So I work at No Frills (grocery store) during the summer which is part of a Union. I do my job fine there, and had had experience at another store during the previous summer. Anyway, this guy there who had been there since morning on this particular shift (much the same had happened last Tuesday as well) - was doing barely anything in our department. I was taking out cart fulls of items each time to put on the floor, while he puts out one item at a time - barely making a difference.
The thing is that he has been in the union longer than me - thereby having seniority. Now that's not really the issue although he made me angry for doing almost no work - which made me miss a break and work a straight 7 hours before having a 15 minute breather (I know it's an easy job but it's an annoyance)... well he came up to me with this to-do list. It was stuff I already do everytime I close, and that is quite routine.
But he asks me to sign it... just a simple to-do list - he asks for my signature and says that he will photocopy it as well. I said, "Is this required by the union or are you just making me sign something for your sake?"
He suddenly got all anxious and angry, saying that he will call in union reps to lecture me etc. (me thinking that he is over exaggerating the whole circumstance) Eventually he went to a manager who just said - he's just asking for your understanding to sign the note. I just signed it to shut him up really.
I couldn't really find any information on this - but is there anything that actually binds me to sign such a stupid thing? I mean within the union?
It's really not a big deal, but I am pretty sure there is nothing that binds me to sign just a to-do list that a senior employee made. Would be at least good to know if someone could help? I'd like to throw this douche a quick one two. :p