It seems that the rules are written but hid in a cave only to be brought up upon violation but never reviewed prior. Being a part time sup has brought a new test to me that I never imagined. I am not a sit on my hands guy and wouldnt watch a lady struggle with her groceries with out helping. Yet some where these rules are etched in stone and I never find out until after the fact. I had a guy go down hard friday night when a irreg fell off a roller line landing on his foot. I immediately reported it and told my sweeper to jump in his now backing up feeder. I called my full time sup 15 times in the next 10 minutes looking for help. No answer. Unfortunately he was in an imprompto meeting with his boss. I then commited the unthinkable. I made room in the recycle for the puller. SInce I had no sweeper I was trying to prolong things until I could be sent help. The union dude told me No way. And also gave me greif for jumping in to help when I saw my sweeper struggling to load a very heavy package onto the dock. Later I found out another rule I never new. I have a lvd puller with a short fuse. Since I am often up by the hvd I dont here his calls for help. He was frustrated at me and the lvd loaders. So I jokingly gave him a soccer horn. This struck him and everyone else funny and I havent heard him curse or scream since. Instead he blows it, I come running and the loaders do there darndest to break there jams before I get there and give them greif. Problem solved right. everyones laughing and the short fused dude is rolling. I am now told this is specifically prohibited in the books.???? what the heck. If we are to follow the rules they need to be cut and dry. The union steward(sp) seems to enjoy keeping me in the dark. I ask him questions and get no where. My boss doesent want to be bothered. Both dislike each other. My boss doesent follow thru with what he tells the steward he will do. The steward does the same back. These guys should be 2 working proffesionals who are protecting there own side while working together. By not working together they serve no one. I am not asking for a buddy buddy relationship but just a common respect and a little integrity. Myself I see things black and white regardless whos side it benefits. Integrity commands a conscience that responds appropiately with out thought to whos side it helps. While I may be a sup I will not be swayed to one side or the other but will react according to my conscience. Perhaps my career will be short but hopefully it works out. I just need to know the rules so I can follow them. Will I let my guys struggle. No way. I will get them help. I think I am allowed to do that.