Im 41. My "boss" is 26. Her boss is 57. I'm gonna try to keep this short and simple, but there's so much to this story.
My boss has a history of being unprofessional. For instance, she asks my bf (who works at the same gym) what I said, if I can work, what my opinion on stuff is. Yet, she doesn't ask me
when I see her. She was the cause of another married, male coworker to get transeferred because it was undetermined but likely that she was having an affair with him. She texts/calls my bf every day, yet I hardly hear from her and I've been there before she came and before my bf was hired. She talks to employees about other employees in unflattering ways. She tells official business to employees telling us that she was not supposed to say anything. She criticises her boss to her employees and we all work in the same room, basically. I could say more, but I think that's enough.
So yesterday, my day off, I'm going about my errands with my bf and he says that the boss's boss was forced to work the late shift that night. She already put in her 8 hours. Why? Because another girl quit and my boss wanted to teach her boss a lesson on not relying on employees like moi (and my bf and 2 other trainers) and forced her to have to "suck it up" and work double shifts like the rest of us have.
The boss's boss does need to suck it up. In fact, she's not a very effective CFO. But I am not about to be part of someone else's political agenda! The boss's boss was under the impression that not a single trainer was available to work that night. The fact is, not a single trainer was ASKED to work that night. I totally would have! But now, I look like I'm not a team player.
So I told my boss today that I could have worked. She told me her whole what I wrote above was true. I told her to never put me in her personal agenda again and that if asked, I would tell her boss that I could have worked.
And guess what...her boss asked. What I told her was, "All I know is that it came to my attention that a trainer was needed last night and I was never asked to work and I could have worked."
Was this enough to put myself away from the boss's agenda? Or did I put myself right smack in the middle of it?
I should mention that my boss is leaving and I'm the next one up for her job, so I'll be under the poor woman that was forced to do a double shift.