There are 4 stations in my division. For each station, there is one officer per shift, two shifts per day (Day Shift Officer and Swing Shift Officer). There are also officers who are floaters: they cover a station when that station's officer is on his/her day off. For the two days off each officer gets, the same floater may not be at the same station. Each shift has its own set of floaters. If this is confusing, please let me know, and I will try to explain again. When each station is manned by its officer, the floater goes from station to station making sure the officer doesn't need anything. Officers are not allowed to leave their posts at all for any reason other than assigned duties. Floaters are errand runners first and fill in at stations second.
I am a Day Shift Officer.
Miss My Way is a Day Shift Floater.
Miss My Way, while at the most spending two days at one station per week, likes to change things in the station to suit her. I spend five days a week at my station, so it makes sense that things should be run my way. Sometimes she isn't in my station at all, sometimes she's there for just one day a week. She doesn't just do this to me, so I know it's not personal.
I am not talking about things that can easily be changed back nor comfort things; this isn't a window shade she has pulled shut. I am talking about rearranging a printed schedule that is printed out once a month. She will change it to suit her, reprint it, and replace the old one with it. This does not work for me. On top of that, this is not her responsibility. It is my and the Swing Shift Officer's responsibility to have this paper printed each month. She will use the sheet during her shift, but that's it. Twenty days out of the month, I and the Swing Shift Officer use that sheet. The other ten or eleven days, she may never see the sheet at all if she isn't assigned to our station.
This is just one example of how she must have things her way. There are plenty others. She also likes to directly undermine other officers when it will be that officer who gets into trouble or will have people irritated at him/her. My question is whether I should have words with her directly concerning only my station or if I should go directly to our supervisor.
If I do speak to her directly, what kind of words can I use? I am afraid my anger and irritation will seep through if I don't have words prepared. I want to remain polite but direct.