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originally posted by: TinySickTears
any advice is much appreciated because tomorrow i am going to have to deal with this.
i will try to make it short and to the point.
in my office is also the tensile machine for pulling samples and a table with broken samples that we have to save. when table fills up the lab dude is supposed to box them and move them to storage.
he has not been doing that so there are a lot of samples.
my boss tells me we have a job starting tomorrow that i have to get involved in and freaked out about it cause technically it is not my job. i used to work the lab and sometimes i fill in but when lab dude is working its not my problem.
now i dont care about getting involved cause i am all caught up.
my boss freaked out though.
so he starts taking these broken tensile samples from the table and dumps them all over the tensile machine base. all over the keyboard to the machine. all over the mouse and chords. on the floor.
took lab dudes safety glasses and smashed them and just left it all like that.
this 1 thing may not sound like a big deal but it is a big deal. my boss has freaked out before. kicks things. throws garbage cans around. picked his chair up and smashed it into the wall and put a hole in it.
it is a big deal because A it is just not cool. definitely not how you handle it.
also a big deal cause the samples are wire tied together with a tag that indicates type of alloy. which furnace it came from. what the heat number is.
with him throwing them around some of the tags fell off so now we dont have traceability on the samples.
this is a problem.
the advice i am asking for is how to handle it.
the lab guy is going to come in to break samples and freak out.
first he will confront me. of course everyone knows i dont behave like this so they will know it is not me.
that is good but i dont want to throw my boss under the bus even though he did it and shouldnt have and even though i dont like him.
my plan is to tell lab guy i dont know but then he is going to email the GM and then it will get dirty.
the GM is a very unreasonable dude.
he also knows i dont behave like that but it is in my office so i will get called up to the high castle for the big what for.
at that point i fell like i need to tell the GM that it was my boss.
i dont want to throw him under the boss but if i tell the GM i dont know who did it then by default i might catch more heat for it.
my 3rd shift guy was on 1st with me all week and he was sitting next to me when the boss freaked out. so i have his eyes too.
in the end there is a very real possibility my boss will get fired over this.
ultimately i would like that to happen but i dont want to be involved in it.
i feel like if my quality process manager or GM asks me then i will tell them it was my boss.
if lab guy or anyone else at my 'level' asks and i will probably either say i dont know or just tell them to talk to my boss.
what do you all think?