Back in July someone in the company quit, a spot needed to be filled, so I was promoted to shop supervisor. Anyway, we hired on 2 new guys to meet demand. I really enjoy having a little bit of power/feeling like I'm worth something to the company. Now one of the 2 guys (Jeremy) they hired knows his place and that's that. He is somewhat easily distracted, but when I tell him I need something done it gets done. However, the other guy (Chandler) has something like 5 years of experience in the field. I am starting my 3rd year this February. I don't know whether he just doesn't want to or because he has a couple more years of experience than me. But he just won't listen to what I tell him to do. It seems like every time I ask him to do something he argues and bitches about having to do it and about 75% of the time, keeps on doing what he was doing to begin with. So last week, I decided that I would talk to my boss about it. So I did. I told him that I was having problems keeping Chandler in line and such. To which, he basically said, "Get used to them not listening to you, it will happen." So right now I am really frustrated at the whole situation. I don't really have power to retribute his actions. So when I go to the next step of going to my boss, who basically has absolute power of everyone and everything in the company, he won't do anything about it. So basically he's insubordinate, late to work almost every day (often as late as 15 minutes), gets high on his breaks (I've caught him on several occasions) and is an overall neusance to the company and to production. I can't punish him, nobody else will. I just don't have any idea what to do. What good is the position if there is no power besides making sure that the people I'm in charge of stay busy, and even then, they don't because they know they can get away with it. Edit: Also, quitting is not an option for me at this point. I need to save money so I can further my education to get out of the company to begin with. I'm pretty sure that they would drop him if I gave them an ultimatum, but I don't want to take the gamble, not worth it if something goes bad. I would resign as supervisor, but then guess who's in line after me? And there is no way on Earth that I could take orders from him...ever.