I have issues with our KS as does all of our kitchen staff.. he is a nice guy but not the best worker and lately things with him have been getting worse. He is forever trading off his shifts to either the KM or I for one reason or another and then when he takes our shifts he is never on time. The KM needs to address this... I have seen people sent packing for much less BS than what he is pulling. So yesterday he calls in , telling me he "forgot" he was working and was calling off ... I was not pleased... I already had one cook call in sick and then him calling off really screwed things up. He reluctantly said I could call him if I needed him to come in but I didn't bother because I knew he would switch his phone off as soon as he hung up from talking to me so we toughed it out. It was rough for a bit and I ended up in the weeds as I was working two stations (no choice as I was the only one on the floor who could do them both) but I got myself out fairly quickly. What I would like to know is how can you "forget" you are working when you work Monday-Thursday??? I found that answer today... Apparently he was after one of the guys to trade shifts and when the guy said no, he took it upon himself to not come in anyway. He is coming in for the other guy tomorrow and at first I wanted to say no as I really do not want to do the KS any favours after he has screwed us over so many times, but.. it is a busy weekend day and the other guy is going out drinking tonight so the KS is the lesser of the two evils.. IF he turns up. I am going to suggest to the KM that he needs to be written up... his attitude and behaviour is unacceptable and I am tired of him pulling his crap on my watch ... I do have the authority to write people up but I would prefer to discuss it with the KM first. So am I out of line for wanting to write him up? I know I am in for a pissy ride with him if I do but whavever he needs to grow up and act like and adult and well a supervisor if he is supposed to be one..