OP is a grocery supervisor frustrated with a coworker who's also a supervisor, and he insists on following every rule to the letter, slowing down work
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OP reported a fellow supervisor for discussing explicit topics and showing inappropriate images at work.
Reporting him for doing his job while tolerating theft seems hypocritical.
Did he commit the acts OP claims?
Firing him could ruin his job prospects and unemployment benefits.
Likability often trumps skill in job retention.
OP didn't cause his firing; he did that himself with the inappropriate photos.
OP is wrong for getting him fired instead of just reporting his unsettling behavior.
OP caused his firing for doing his work.
Why do OP think these actions are acceptable at work?
OP is wrong
Working with someone who's very strict about following all the workplace rules can be quite challenging. However, it's also important to remember that some people genuinely prefer to do everything by the book.
This doesn't necessarily make them bad colleagues; they might just have a different approach to their job. In this situation, the coworker who followed the rules might have been a stickler, but he was doing his tasks responsibly.
Being strict with workplace regulations isn't, by itself, a valid reason for firing someone. On the other hand, the OP's reaction was extremely reactive and went beyond what was necessary.
Reporting a colleague for inappropriate behavior is a serious step, and it led not only to the coworker's dismissal but also potentially jeopardized his future job prospects. This highlights the importance of considering the consequences of our actions in the workplace.
In the future, it would be wise for employees to try and find a middle ground through open communication and conflict resolution, rather than resorting to extreme measures that can have far-reaching consequences for all parties involved.