Why am I being reprimanded for coming to work early?

United States
November 13, 2008 3:20pm CST
So, I'm a lab assistant for the reading lab at my University and it is required for people to complete so many labs by a cut off date. The cut off date is less than a week away so I decided to come to work early and open up the lab since no one is scheduled to work at that time. I've been doing that for a couple days when one night i came in eight minutes late and the night supervisor chewed me out about coming late and having people waiting for me. So before she could start a whole lecture, I told her that I'm actually an hour early. BIG MISTAKE. So now she chews me out for coming to work an hour early because I have a set amount of work hours (12hours) and I cannot be working outside of my scheduled hours. i don't know why it is wrong for me to be chewed out for working extra hours. I'm not even getting paid for them. I know that. The secretary that calculates my hours told me if I go over 12 hours a week I won't be paid for it. I told her I'm fine with this. I have the spare time. But I got chewed out for it by the night supervisor. Even my boss is shocked at that since she asks me to come in sometimes out of my scheduled hours and help. I told that to the night supervisor and she said that I would have to get a written note from both my boss and the secretary to do this. I don't want to do that since sometimes it's just random. Ok. I know that I did some long ranting there but I needed to get it out. i just don't see why I should be penalized for trying to help out more. What do you guys think?
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
13 Nov 08
that the night supervisor needs a cup of coffee? I don't like bosses who can be so mean, sounds like this needs to be talked over with your other bosses, let her know that the next time she chews you out. If your regular boss (I assume), let's you come in and out willy nilly without a writen notice, then well, this woman should too? After all, if she's a night boss, unless your coming in at night, it's not her place to worry about it.
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• United States
13 Nov 08
This does happen when I come in at night because I work int he after noon then they close for 2 hours and open again at night. The night supervisor told me that my boss said that the night is her thing so she has complete authority, but I didn't think my boss understood the extent of that. So I think she's re-evaluating that. Also, the night supervisor has been working here longer than my boss. So I think my boss can be easily pushed over.