We have so many uptight people in our office. All they do is call HR, cry, complain. SHOCKER most are female. :( I can't stand it. Is there anyway thats legal to torture a person to quit without getting fired?
sara (06/28/2007) I just quit a well paying job because of a few people trying their best to get others to quit. I think that is disgusting behavior. Just do your job and ignore the crybabies.
the confessor (06/28/2007) Watch out-bursting into tears may just be a way for them to feign victimhood. One of the most conniving and abusive women I ever worked with used to cause trouble, then when called to account would burst into tears and call the company owner.
Rational people find ways to explain their position without dramatics. If things are working out, they then leave.
Freedomringer (06/28/2007) I have a female(not that it matters) coworker, who bawls at least once a week. Monday morning she is on her cell phone bawling about something and gives me a dirty look for being in the lab. HellO?!!! I work here too and have to deal with your antics. Please leave your problems at home! There are many mornings when I feel like I want to cry, but I don't. It would not be professional. Ladies take a clue from the inferior sex of man, and hold in that emotional outburst until you reach the ladies room. Gosh! I am so sick of it. I want to say something to the boss but he hates me and nothing would come of it. I am hopefully changing careers to a more male dominated field and hopefully I will no longer have to deal with the emotional outbursts. I thought that maybe this coworkers age was the reason, but I work with much younger people and they behave appropriately. Her husband is a psychologist you think she might be able to talk to him or that he would notice the instability of her behavior. Obviously not! I think she needs a an MD and not a PhD. I am not knocking treating emotional problems with medication. It has helped many people lead productive lives and the people around them more peace. To be honest I think she has a bipolar disorder and I actually feel sorry for her, so I tolerate the weird behavior.
twiz (06/28/2007) I feel bad for folks that get emotional at the office. Work is not worth losing it over.
sheila (06/28/2007) I always considered crying to be the kiss of death at work. If someone sees you crying at work, you instantly go down about 1000 points in their book. At least that's how I see it. At my last job, there were many times I felt so overwhelmed I wanted to cry bu tthere was no way in hell I was going to. Not even in the ladies room! No no no no no. Though I might have cried tears of happiness if I ever saw my boss get fired!!
#1: How many uptight people are you talking about?
#2: Exactly what are they crying about and what is the frequency?
#3: Do they often cry after interacting with one particular person?
This sounds odd...
HaveADamnNiceDay (06/29/2007) I agree with sheila and twiz. I hate it when people cry at work, and if I feel like I want to cry, I'll go do it where no one will see or hear!!!! However, if I have a job that makes me want to do that I re-evaluate my situation. I mean, do I really want to be in a place like that??? I think not....
kiklarue (08/03/2007) i cried once at work but it was legitimate, maybe men have better control bc they rarely cry. whatever, ignore it if it doesnt affect you..
dumber than a box of catsh*t (08/03/2007) I REFUSE to cry for any work-related anything. I get angry, get revenge, hold a grudge and plan evil exit strategies:)
Any Moose (08/03/2007) I cry when I get angry. It's so embarrassing! I can't get angry. Very difficult to do in a lot of situations. I hide if I can. Sometimes I was not allowed to leave. They wanted to see me cry. Only one manager caught on that it is an anger issue. She would get really mad because she knew I shed angry tears.
dumber than a box of catsh*t (08/03/2007) Any Moose--I cry when I'm super-p*ssed--so I had to put together a strategy that would help me--I tell work that I just rec'd. a call from my son's school and I have to leave because he is sick. NO ONE can do anything to prevent me. And I teach so if I can find a way to leave--so can you!
Any Moose (08/04/2007) Cant hold back that long. I need a quick getaway. Cant do that. It would be leaving my station or insubordination. They wont let me leave the boss office. In the office she says mean things to me. Totally off the wall accusations.