(Original post by Tedaus)
Okay I work in a shop and yesterday, I worked 7am-4pm, so at 4, I went to my supervisor at the time and said "it's 4 o'clock so shall I close my till?" She told me to wait until another girl who works there came back from her lunch hour, so that she could go on my till (I was the only one on the tills). However, the girl hadn't gone until about 5 past 3, so she wouldn't be back until about 10 past and I told my supervisor that and she said to wait 5 minutes before I went for her to get back.
So, I huffed and puffed and showed her I was pissed off (because I was angry after waking up at 6 and working a 9 hour shift and then being told I had to stay for longer without pay).
Anyway, at 5 past, I shut my till and told the two customers who had just come over to queue that they'd have to go to the self service because I was closing my till, but my supervisor said "what are you doing?" and I said "I've waited 5 minutes so I'm going home" and she said "No wait until Megan gets back" and I said "why should I? I'm not gonna be paid overtime?" and she said "no but I can keep you 15 minutes after your shift finishes" and I said she wouldn't be back for ages and I wanted to go home. Anyway, I went back over to my till and was really pissed off because I wanted to go home. Luckily, the girl came back then, but I still left the shop at 10 past 4.
Today at work, she wasn't there, but another supervisor said I should be more flexible since the shop isn't really getting much money and I should try and help so that they don't lose any staff. She also said the other supervisor told her to give me an informal warning.
So now, tomorrow she'll be my supervisor again and we used to be okay with eachother, she was probably one of my good friends up there (she's only 2 years older than me).
How should I act around her? Should I apologize for being 'rude' as she said I was? And was I in the right? Personally, I think I was well within my rights to want to go at 4 since I was tired and I wanted to go home and I'd worked 9 hours. Also, I can't see why I should be punished for staying an extra 5 minutes.
What do you think?