Originally Posted By GimpyPaw:
I need to put an end to this. I work for the Department of Transportation, on a specialty maint. crew. We work out on the roads, usually in traffic. The job involves a lot of driving, working with heavy equipment and power tools, ect. Just the sort of things your NEVER to do when intoxicated. We've had some close calls, work is getting dangerous, and last week he drove his truck into a tree. Enough is enough.
He's my assistant manager and his "problem" has been steadily getting worse over the last two years. I've tried talking to him, as have several other members of my crew. We've looked the other way, even covered for him, because we had hopes it was a temporary problem. It was a mistake to do that, and we were wrong to let it go on. It will cost him his job, but something needs to be done before it costs a life.
Here's the catch, there WILL be retribution and retaliation for the person who turns him in. Our manager knows about the problem, but is unaware of the depth or frequency of it. He will catch a lot of hell from upper management, will be in tons of meetings, and will not be happy. He's too close to retirement to want to deal with this. He would prefer to just retire away and let the next guy deal with it, so if this all comes out he will be looking for heads. The drunken boss also has friends at work who will have some hate for the snitch, so all in all it's going to be a rough life for me if it comes out that I turned him in.
I'm looking for advice here. How can I turn him in or get him pulled over by the police without my name getting involved? Upper management isn't an option, because they will name names. The safety manager is supposed to protect workers who report problems, but he's a back-stabbing SOB and I've seen him roll over on pee-ons and name the person who called in a violation. That guy has spent the last 3 years on the management shit-list. I'm thinking the police would be the best option, because it would force the issue into the open, but can I make an anonymous call? I'm in Oregon if it matters, btw.
If he was drunk last week and drove his truck into a tree, was he cited for DUI ?