I wrote an employee up for chewing gum. I watched him chew over a 5 minute period to make sure I wasn't seeing things.
When his supervisor presented the write up to him, he stated he was chewing the inside of his mouth (and felt it necessary to show me the inside of his mouth!).
I have a feeling this excuse will now be the norm. I cannot prove he was chewing gum (although he's been written up for several GMP violations, including gum, in the past), and I am sure his co-workers will follow that excuse knowing his write-up was discarded.
My question is - what do I do now that this excuse has been exposed? Do I have employees show me their 'not' gum...open their mouths for me? Just not write anyone up for gum unless I see the gum in their mouth physically?
I didn't think that writing up GMP violations would be so difficult.