About someone I work with?

(14 Posts)
AmberPepper Sat 04-Jul-15 23:37:31

He comes in every weekend with a stinking hangover and proceeds to do as little actual work as he can. We work in a kitchen and I end up doing all of the work while he wanders around and does fuck all- he wiped a few surfaces, emptied a couple of bins and that was about it today.

He started his shift at 2:30 today and I could still smell the drink on him from the night before.

I'm honestly getting fed up of dealing with him- he's sullen when he's hungover, and it makes the working environment horrible.

AIBU to be fed up? To consider having a word with the boss?

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Sat 04-Jul-15 23:45:52

I used to work in a kitchen and there was someone exactly like him who worked there.

I admit to getting fed up with it in the end though I never actually did anything about it.

You wouldn't BU to have a word with the boss about it though.

WhereYouLeftIt Sat 04-Jul-15 23:52:27

Do you work with him any other days of the week when he's not hungover? If so, could you have a sensible discussion with him about it then? If that's not possible then yes, I would be complaining to the boss about it, because you are doing his job and he is getting paid for your work.

TBH, I'd probably just have a word with the boss anyway. Your colleague is treating you appallingly.

AmberPepper Sun 05-Jul-15 00:03:17

I honestly don't think he'd listen to a word I said about it!

I'm just so bloody fed up of doing the bulk of the work while he pisses about. He's lazy on a good day anyway!

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Sun 05-Jul-15 00:07:40

Does he joke about the fact he's hungover? And does the boss already know about it?

Both were true where I used to work and still nothing seemed to be done about it.

AmberPepper Sun 05-Jul-15 00:10:03

No, he's in such a state that he barely talks. Last week, he kept dashing off to the loo to throw up.

I think the boss knows, but doesn't realise how much it's affecting the work he's (not) doing.

EatDessertFirst Sun 05-Jul-15 06:14:19

He is a danger to you and those around him if he is coming in apparently still drunk (I also work in a kitchen, and have worked with someone like this) which is in direct violation of health and safety. I'm sure him being drunk on duty also contravenes some part of licensing law. If your manager knows, and won't do anything, go above his head if you can. Some people laugh it off as if its just 'one of those things', but one of my other colleagues almost lost a finger because the twat we worked with was still pissed/hungover from the night efore.

Hairylegs007 Sun 05-Jul-15 06:30:54

Can you jokingly ask the boss of you are getting a pay rise for doing almost all the work.

Can you direct the other worker? Give him a list of jobs.

Teabagbeforemilk Sun 05-Jul-15 07:06:03

It's so dangerous to work in a kitchen in that state.

I would put a formal complaint in.

redexpat Sun 05-Jul-15 11:40:20

If you just do your work the bosses will be much quicker to do something about it. Atm he is only inconviniencing (sp?) you. Make him inconvienience them. As soon as they realise that the food isnt ready on time and get complaints theyll want to know.

AmberPepper Sun 05-Jul-15 11:56:52

Thanks. I'll have a word with the boss tomorrow.

Skiptonlass Sun 05-Jul-15 12:02:26

If you cover everything your boss doesn't have a problem. So don't cover everything, then they will have a problem and do something about it.

DragonWithAGirlTattoo Sun 05-Jul-15 14:29:06

just do your bit and leave what he was meant to be doing?

quietbatperson Sun 05-Jul-15 16:18:30

just do your bit and leave what he was meant to be doing? that's easier said than done though - the OP may not be able to do their job without those other tasks being done.

OP please lay it all out for the Manager, they need to know. If he injures himself because he is drunk, the owner could will prosecuted under the H&S at Work Act.

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