ok here's the background- been with the company for 7 years, used to work in paint- now im in hardware. The front end supervisor used to be my supervisor in my paint days.
Just yesterday a customer (or employee? didn't see it happen) vomited ALL over the floor and he told me to mop it up. I was with a customer and our pro desk man trying to locate an item and he followed ME around hardware telling me i needed to do it right now, rather than just asking someone else who wasn't doing anything, or GETTING OUR JANITOR. You see, there's a lot of bad history between us, and i think he misses being able to boss me around. Also, not related to me- he's constantly being addressed in town hall meetings- should have been fired LONG ago, but his sister works as a manager
In the end, I did NOT clean it up and he was a bit threatening, asking me what time i get off, and 'we're gonna have a talk later'
I'm not afraid of him- and management loves me cause I'm always making signs for them (also not my job, but I was an art major in college and it's certainly more fun than cleaning up vomit), but like the subject says, just how much control does he have?