When to say no?
[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 06-29-05 AT 10:16AM (CST)[/font][br][br]Today our shipping supervisor advised us that one of her newer truck loaders was sick and in the lunchroom and didn't have a ride home. He lives about 20 minutes from here. Our shipping supervisor likes to get pretty involved in her employee's lives, but unfortunately it backfires on her (she loans someone money, but he still has to borrow again, and again and again, someone needs a ride to work so she arranges for someone to pick them up, but they never seem to be able to get reliable transportation). So, she's telling me this probably in the hopes that me or one of my assistants will take pity and drive the guy home. He rides with one of our other employees. You know, I'm thinking about this guy and he feels miserable and just wants to go home. Would he appreciate a ride? Probably. Am I a big meanie and do I think that in absolutely no situation am I going to help an employee out? No. But, unfortunately I am going to be out of the office tomorrow, and all next week. Today I have to leave for a work comp hearing. I don't have the luxury of time in order to take the employee home. At what point is it ok to be nice and at what point does being nice get you taken advantage of? I don't want to take one employee home that needs a ride and have everyone else that needs a ride home expect it too. It's hard to know when it's time to do the right thing and when you have to put your foot down and make the employees accountable for their situation. Sigh.