A supervisor in my department returned to work yesterday, after 1 month of medical leave. Somehow, he now has a new work schedule that begins at noon. When the said supervisor arrived at work and saw that he was scheduled to work the reference desk for three hours, he had a fit. He called the head of the library and proclaimed that he was not supposed to work the reference desk.
Meanwhile, this department has been stressed during his one month leave because we are also short two additional positions.
So as a result of his rant, the five of us who were here, were forced to work an extra hour on the reference desk.
Yesterday the head of our department was out sick. Today, the big boss is here and ol' boy is as quiet as a mouse.
I left work frustrated. We had behind the scenes mess, in addition to the regular drama we get from the patrons.