Hoping for an answer on this one guys;
I work at a camp for kids in the summer and I am the head of my particular age group of kids with a few staff members working under me. At the camp we provide the kids with drink boxes at the end of the day, and the staff are not supposed to take them. With that said, as you can imagine, staff members often take drink boxes when they are not supposed to, I was aware this had been going and have taken measures to put an end to it, I’ve told the staff under me that it is not permitted on a few occasions, I even went to my boss for clarification regarding this issue and my boss announced to the entire staff that the drinks are for the kids and not the staff. Even with these clear announcements, some within our staff are simply not heeding these words.
Now I’m concerned as to what else I’m obliged to do here; even though it is a policy that the staff is not supposed to take these drinks, my boss doesn’t seem to make a really big deal out of it, staff members routinely take and consume these drinks in the same area as my boss (whether or not they are seen, who knows) with no consequence, and yet I’m getting stressed out trying to enforce this policy with the people in my group. For some background, I’m a scrupulous person, and I have issues with social anxiety which makes it hard for me to muster up the willpower to really get on my staff over this. And for the record, this is not a situation where staff members are ignorant of the rule, it is well known, and I have made it known both directly by telling my staff, and indirectly through my boss.
So I’m basically asking what you guys think of this situation, what my moral obligation or culpability is in the wrongdoing of my staff members is here, and maybe some advice on how to handle this for someone who is shy/scrupulous/socially anxious. I intend to speak with one of my bosses about this a second time, hoping that they will really get the point across, but beyond this, what else should I be doing?