Question about flak from a lieutenant
So I recently started at a new fire department a few months ago. Our department is going through a lot of changes with retirements from a new chief down to the line guys retiring just because of years on the department not anything bad. Of course with all the new things I have to learn maps and the streets are one. There is also a lot of "little things" that the "boot guys" do. Also to preface this I am the 8th guy with less than a year on and there is another newer firefighter that got hired after I did. I've been on 3 months in October. I have about half the map down to memory, know my station duties, know where the equipment is on the rigs and how most everything works. There are still little things that need work but hey I'm new to this full time firefighting gig.
Well this is one lieutenant that is on my shift that constantly rides me about anything. He's never once told me I've done something correct. It's always what I'm doing wrong. For instance, we had a map test, I did ok on it. Missed a few streets but it was a major improvement from my last map test about a month ago. 4 other guys took this test too. I was the only one to get called back to the training room and scolded because I didn't get them all right. He said "you've been on almost 3 months, you should have a majority of the map committed to memory." I've been to the city I work in twice before I started there. He also went on that it seems like I don't know my position. He explained that he had to empty tr dishwasher while 4 of the "boots" sat and were finishing dinner. I asked if he would of liked me to get up and do it then finish eating. He said "well that would be the smart thing to do." My shift captain told me to make sure I finish dinner even if others are done before me. He said said during this conversation "I don't know if you want to make a career out of this or if we're just a stepping stone to someplace else but you need to do a lot better." After he said this I was floored. I told a few of my fellow line guys and they all said he was out of line. A few of the guys just said to ignore him and to them I'm doing a great job. I also heard rumblings of the union backing me up and some sort of harassment filed as he treats me differently than the other new guys.
Basically I want to know what you all think. I've spoken to other lieutenants on my shift and they all say learning the streets takes time and that I'm a hard worker and they notice it however I have to work with this certain lieutenant a lot and it makes for a miserable 24 hours. He's also fairly close to my captain so I've heard he fills his head with what he thinks. Any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated.
(Sorry for the long post)