HERE was the situation from friday.
I had stood by for this person more than once in the past and he never showed when he said he would and it was always a different reason. From sick kids to alarm clocks, it was always something.
I made the decision to try to lead by example and agreed to stand by for an hour. That was at 7:45 AM.
At 11:30 he arrived at the station, making as if this was the agreed upon arrangement. I was furious, but tried to brush it off by offering for him to come in early for me the next rotation where that worked out. He said that wouldn’t work for him and pulled a twenty dollar bill from his pocket.
“Thanks, man.” He said.
“No thanks,” I replied and told the officer I had been relieved.
The officer looked at Mr Late and frowned.
I no longer stand by or work trades with this person for obvious reasons.
If you said do the right thing, one last time, you made the right call.