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Shaken1976
07-26-2013, 05:55 PM
We have an individual in our work center who is ALWAYS gone. Today he has been here less than 30 minutes. Yet no appointments on the calendar and didn't say anything as to where he would be. This is a CONSTANT issue. Yet no one says anything to him. Or it is just verbal over and over. When he is here he spends the whole time texting. We are the same rank so he doesn't tell me where he is going. He was put in with me so that maybe he wouldn't disappear so much. But no such luck. But he gets an excellent on his PT test so he gets 5 EPRs. So stupid

imported_DannyJ
07-26-2013, 07:09 PM
We have an individual in our work center who is ALWAYS gone. Today he has been here less than 30 minutes. Yet no appointments on the calendar and didn't say anything as to where he would be. This is a CONSTANT issue. Yet no one says anything to him. Or it is just verbal over and over. When he is here he spends the whole time texting. We are the same rank so he doesn't tell me where he is going. He was put in with me so that maybe he wouldn't disappear so much. But no such luck. But he gets an excellent on his PT test so he gets 5 EPRs. So stupid

You MUST be in my work section...minus the PT test sounds like the same guy.

LogDog
07-26-2013, 07:11 PM
We have an individual in our work center who is ALWAYS gone. Today he has been here less than 30 minutes. Yet no appointments on the calendar and didn't say anything as to where he would be. This is a CONSTANT issue. Yet no one says anything to him. Or it is just verbal over and over. When he is here he spends the whole time texting. We are the same rank so he doesn't tell me where he is going. He was put in with me so that maybe he wouldn't disappear so much. But no such luck. But he gets an excellent on his PT test so he gets 5 EPRs. So stupid
Are you his supervisor? You said you were of the same rank but if you're in charge of your section then it is your responsibility to control him.
If not then you should be going to his supervisor and simply ask where ________ is? If the supervisor can't answer that question continue throughout the day asking the supervisor where _________ is? Either the supervisor will finally do something or you'll have to inform the supervisor that you'll need to go to his supervisor for help. It may not make you look good but if you have a problem and the supervisor won't help then you need to up-channel the problem to someone who can help.

20+Years
07-26-2013, 07:13 PM
Personally, I'd confront him. Not mean or anything, just straight up. Ask him where he goes for such a long time.

Once he knows someone is watching and willing to call him on it, I would bet he sticks around a lot longer. If he doesn't change after being confronted, he doesn't care and needs to win BTZ to civilian status.

Shaken1976
07-26-2013, 07:34 PM
Personally, I'd confront him. Not mean or anything, just straight up. Ask him where he goes for such a long time.

Once he knows someone is watching and willing to call him on it, I would bet he sticks around a lot longer. If he doesn't change after being confronted, he doesn't care and needs to win BTZ to civilian status.

Nope. We have tried. He just says that we are both Techs and it isn't my business. Our bosses are civilians and say that we are tattling. There are several people disgruntled over this.

Silverback
07-26-2013, 08:12 PM
Look Shaken, just use this phrase: "f@ck it"
Stop caring, stop giving a shit, enjoy life.

I agree, but don't do his work either if that is the case.

tiredretiredE7
07-26-2013, 08:13 PM
We have an individual in our work center who is ALWAYS gone. Today he has been here less than 30 minutes. Yet no appointments on the calendar and didn't say anything as to where he would be. This is a CONSTANT issue. Yet no one says anything to him. Or it is just verbal over and over. When he is here he spends the whole time texting. We are the same rank so he doesn't tell me where he is going. He was put in with me so that maybe he wouldn't disappear so much. But no such luck. But he gets an excellent on his PT test so he gets 5 EPRs. So stupid

I would be willing to bet you end up with the majority of the work for TSgts in your section. This is obvious preferential treatment of a male over a female and you could make an easy MEO complaint against your civilian supervisors. All depends how big of a wave you want to make. I made a lot of waves while I was on active duty and I would act on this immediately. However, only you know if you are actually doing a majority of the work in your duty section. This is a chance for you to take a leadership role and fix the problem or tolerate the problem and therefore be part of the problem.

imported_Shove_your_stupid_meeting
07-26-2013, 08:52 PM
This is when the rest of the story would be nice, because its tough imagining a guy working 30 min a day and getting away with it.

tiredretiredE7
07-26-2013, 09:04 PM
This is when the rest of the story would be nice, because its tough imagining a guy working 30 min a day and getting away with it.

I have seen this twice in my career. I was at a NATO assignment where the entire COMM section would play ping pong and pool for 8 hours a day but this back when COMM was good at their jobs.

imported_Shove_your_stupid_meeting
07-26-2013, 09:12 PM
Yeah, but at least they were in the work place. To not even be there would seem to be tough to get away with over an extended period of time.

I'm wondering if this character is a loon or something.

KellyinAvon
07-26-2013, 09:16 PM
I have seen this twice in my career. I was at a NATO assignment where the entire COMM section would play ping pong and pool for 8 hours a day but this back when COMM was good at their jobs.

So, just to review: Back in the day when COMM was good at their jobs they hung out at the Rec Center all day?

KellyinAvon
07-26-2013, 09:18 PM
TMO (AKA Packin and Crackin) used to play basketball in their warehouse all the time. They all had a beat to hell basketball (looked like the outer orange skin had been peeled off) and a portable goal.

tiredretiredE7
07-26-2013, 09:19 PM
So, just to review: Back in the day when COMM was good at their jobs they hung out at the Rec Center all day?

Yes, COMM did not crash in 1996 to 2000. However, COMM seemed to lose something to the point of either the internet or email being down for days at a time now. So now COMM has to apply skills they do not have anymore.

tiredretiredE7
07-26-2013, 09:21 PM
TMO (AKA Packin and Crackin) used to play basketball in their warehouse all the time. They all had a beat to hell basketball (looked like the outer orange skin had been peeled off) and a portable goal.

Nothing wrong with this. Exercise in the workcenter is a good thing. I used to challenge people to pushup contests at least once a week when I was a desk weenie.

KellyinAvon
07-26-2013, 09:30 PM
Nothing wrong with this. Exercise in the workcenter is a good thing. I used to challenge people to pushup contests at least once a week when I was a desk weenie.

Work in a workcenter is a better thing.