I understand not everyone has the same passion/interest in the kitchen as I do. For most it's just a job for now. But I have a lazy coworker who is driving me nuts. We're both lead line cooks, but he considers himself kitchen manager when our boss isn't there. I don't understand where this entitlement came from. But it's really starting to really frustrate me because I (and our prep cooks honestly) do more than him at work. I'm pretty easy going and soft spoken which is why i'm afraid i'm going to explode soon. I don't know if I should confront him or say something to our supervisor. Because I dont wanna be a snitch but I don't think the way he's being is fair to everyone. He doesn't prep, he doesn't stock his station, he doesn't do dishes, he doesn't think he needs to anything except cook. He tells me all the time that we shouldn't have to prep anything at night, day crew should do it. I think that's ridiculous and we should help each other. Obviously there's some items that need to be prepped in the morning, but not all. Like i'll come in and there's a ton of stuff needing to portioned that day crew made. He will leave it for them, where as I will ask our prep person to do it instead of just sittin around. Either way even if day crew did't get it done, I would just do it. If we run out of something at night he will 86 it instead of having someone prep more. He had the balls to leave at 630 on a Friday :S because he felt we staffed enough. He cuts corners and changes the menu to what he feels like. For example it says our burgers come with a slice of cheese per patty, he thinks that much cheese is unnecessary so he does 1 slice. We have fried brussel sprouts in bacon, one day he forgot the bacon in an order. so the rest of the day he said he was going to leave bacon out because the customer just expect it to come that way etc. :S Last night, i closed dishpit for our dishwasher. I notice his line close is completely sloppy. Unwrapped bread, crumbs everywhere, nothing really wiped down. Some things forgotten wrapped. Nothing terrible just detail work. Yesterday I came in 2 hours after him. The line needs to be stocked so I ask if it's been busy. He say no, he's had 3 tix since he got there. So i start restocking. While i'm restocking to get ready for dinner rush he starts telling me other crap that needs to be done. Im like why the heck didn't you do any of this while we were dead! He has no idea what it means to run a kitchen!! But he's young and thinks he knows it all because he's had 1 other cooking job. Granted we're the same age (24-25) but in kitchen years more i'm a bit wiser. I have worked at a few restaurant and am about to finish culinary school. I don't have an ego or think i know everything. I just wanna learn and move up. I want to say something to him but I don't know that I have the place to. I don't think he realizes people are actually starting to get annoyed with him because he's been doing it so long. The restaurant we work at opened a couple months ago and we were the initial hire cooks. What would you do?