When Employees Smoke Marijuana Socially: A Manager's Quandary You are a supervisor at a...
When Employees Smoke Marijuana Socially: A Manager's Quandary You are a supervisor at a telephone call center and have very positive relationships with members of your work team and your manager. A friend of yours, Christina, is also a supervisor, and her younger brother, Blake, is a member of her work team. Christina invites you to her birthday party at her home, and you happily agree to attend. During the party, you walk out to the backyard to get some fresh air and notice that Blake and several other employees of your company are smoking marijuana. You have been told on several occasions by members of your own work team that these same individuals have used marijuana at other social events. Blake and his friends are not part of your work team, and you never noticed any of them being impaired at work. Solving the Dilemma As a supervisor, what would you do?
1. Report the drug users and the incident to the company's human resources department.
2. Mind your own business. The employees are not on your team and don't appear to be impaired at work.
3. Talk to your boss and get her opinion about what should be done.
4. Invent other options. Discuss.