Okay, I'm not going to act like I understand this mentality.. could someone that is in a supervisory position explain why this would be happening?
We've got a Senior Planner who, since I've worked here, has displayed a really poor work ethic. All the other planners have noticed as well. He was hired to be our supervisor but because he's been messing up, missing days during probation, taking 3 hour lunches, stood up other staff members on BIG projects so one of us (in positions lower than his, Assoc. Planners, Planner 1, etc) had to cover for him, and can't get his memos done to save his life (and even delays getting the packets ready) he hasn't been given the responsibility.. how is it that he got off probation and gets away with this? He also likes to treat me like his underling and tries to get me to do some of his work.
It's causing a disturbance in that everyone gets really on edge when we're in a time crunch because we can't find him. He always comes by my office and tells me to let our boss know he's leaving, etc. It's gotten to the point snide comments are made during our staff meetings about him- one in particular he commented about me being a few minutes late because I went and made copies for our boss and another person spoke up in my defense. Whenever anyone messes up now it's referred to as "pullin' a [insert his name here]".
I just don't see how this happens and how it's just let go, perhaps I'm just naive in this situation-