Co-Workers from Hell
Everyone has that co-worker they can't stand. Read and share your stories here!
Women in workplace15 years in private sector and 15 years in public sector. I am intelligent, w/advanced degree, thin, well dressed and reasonably attractive. I am DONE with women in the workplace. It pains me to say it since I grew up in the 60s and 70s and was a feninist. I am sick of their, whining, jealousy, stupidity, unprofessionalism, backstabbing, etc. Give me a male, even if he is a sexist.Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Really2?! on 08/13/2013:
We didn't do anything wrong!My friend and I ran for union office last year because the old president never came to work. No communication came from the union and most people felt they were paying for nothing. We won and the old president and his friends have made my life a living hell since. During our first officers meeting 2 of his friends yelled at us for running. They insisted that we sign off on the books for our tax returns without an audit. The other officers were so nasty they refused to give us grievance forms or letterhead. When I printed papers I was working on they would grab them and look at them.
The old president sent out letters to our national office saying how incompetent we are. 1 of the current officer sent out a letter maligning us but it had so many spelling mistakes in it, it was laughable. She was one of the 2 officers who yelled at us. These 2 sweethearts have refused to represent anyone or give their time to any project. I am tired of fighting these idiots. They are tearing this Union apart and no one seems to care.Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by walking by on 04/29/2013:
I hate my co-workerI just started my job 3 months ago. At first everything was great. Good money, close to home...my future looked bright. Until the co-worker from hell decided she wanted to make my life miserable. Every day she talks to me like I'm an idiot and double checks everything I do. I have been trying to tolerate her, but that was until yesterday. I sat down with my boss and he advised that she told him I don't know what I'm doing, when in fact I've been doing my job just fine. I know more about computer programs than this old bitch does. For goodness sakes, they use Corel Word Perfect which is older than dirt!!!!!!! I'm tired of her and tired of her shit. I'll be damned if I lose my job over her!!!Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by tired of jerks at work on 12/23/2012:
My boss isn't so bad, but my coworkers......Okay, so I work in a restaurant. My boss really isn't so bad. He's kind of a nice guy. He works hard. My only real complaint is that he won't stand up to problem employees, because we've had ex employees sue in the past; he's a bit gun shy with the firing.
This is a problem because we have a handful of absolutely incompetent workers. I hate it. These people can't do the simplest damned task. It's not like their jobs are hard; no brain power required to mop a floor. It's not like their shifts are long, maybe 5 hours? But I've spent the last two years at this damned job cleaning up their messes. It's gotten even worse since I was promoted to supervisor, because it's not directly my problem. One of them has a real problem with female authority (I'm a woman). I get so much freakin' lip from that girl, it's ridiculous. Don't start cursing under your breath about how much of a bitch I am (yes I can hear you) when I'm just telling you to do your job! You don't get paid to stand around. You work in a restaurant, you have to clean, get over it! Jesus.
I've absolutely had it with this damned job, and my useless crew. Where are all the people who want a job and put in at least a minimalist effort? I know minimum wage sucks for the crew, but damn, what happened to work ethic? You take a job, you do your job, regardless of what you're paid. Don't like it, quit!!!!!!!!!!!
And oh jeeze, some of my....er...equals I guess you'd call them? Other supervisors. Talk about leading by example. All day standing around doing nothing, when you could be helping with something. Playing with your phone? Give me a break! And then you have the audacity to chew me out, for things that didn't get done on my shift (I close almost every shift), are you really serious? I'm sorry, even when my crew isn't being incompetent, are we really supposed to get all of the food prep and cleaning done, as well as work through the busiest parts of the day....really? What exactly is it that your opening crew does, besides set up and serve the few customers that trickle in?
Maybe if we got a bit more help, more would get done. Asshats.Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Forkeh on 06/16/2012:
WORST CO-WORKERS EVER.Okay, so I work at a fast food restaurant.. Yeah, I'm sure you can already see where this is going.. I have the MOST annoying co-workers and assistant managers!! One of my co-workers has recently become a team leader and she takes things way to seriously. Things have really gone over her head.. The other day, my operator took a few team leaders to another store location to see how their drive thru runs. AS SOON AS SHE GOT BACK, she kept saying well, this store does this, this way. Its so annoying... And sometimes, I think she really thinks I'm the ONLY employee there.. Off of her. Theres this other girl.. Just a normal worker... SHE COMPLAINS SO MUCH. And she has this real whiney, raspy voice.. The other day she came up to our manager and said "can iplease go home, I have a headache" Oh. and she started crying.. But then, I saw her talking to someone for like 30 minutes. SHE IS NEVER ACTUALLY WORKING.. Shes always disappearing and its SO ANNOYING.. Bitch cries too much!!! Add a Reply
I don't understandI was fired because a coworker said I poured my perfume to have another coworker have an asthma attack. Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Anon on 04/18/2012:
I get it. Dearest Co-Worker, I get it. I really do. Turning forty is a terrifying milestone. Especially for a single mom. Who knows, when I go through it in fifteen years, maybe Iâll be the same way. So I get thatâs why youâre doing this. Why the sudden new wardrobe. And the new hair. And the new way of speaking. (all of which Iâm sure your tween age daughter just loves) Most of all I get the new group of girlfriends made up entirely of the college interns. I do get that in order to fit in with the new group, you suddenly feel the need to go out of your way to treat me like crap. I even get why, when I walked up to give you some work information, you felt the need to tell me that you couldnât âtakeâ me to the âkidsâ movie next weekend. That may be I could go with your daughter and her little friends. And why as I walked away, you giggled hysterically. I get it. Canât wait until you do.
I would like to mention a few things before I officially end this ârelationshipâ. One, you look and sound ridiculous. You are almost forty. It comes after thirty nine. Deal with it. And not even teenagers dress like that to go to work. The interns donât. Should have been your first clue. Two, your new âfriendsâ talk about you constantly behind your back. They roll their eyes when you try to speak like them. They take pictures of your âcool new outfitsâ to trade and laugh over them later. You are their joke. Three, you trying to make me look or sound young or immature is weird considering I am a couple years older than your new group of friends. The movie that you canât âtake me toâ? They are wildly excited about going to see it and have invited me to go with them. Twice. And I may go. And finally, they are interns. Unpaid, temporary interns. Theyâll be gone by June. Just in time for your birthday.
But I would like to remind you that you pushed this friendship. Youâve been insisting on us having a ârelationshipâ outside of work for over a year. Pressing me to go to the bars, clubs, even though itâs really not fun for me. So Iâm not really devastated that this friendship is ending. I get it.
Oh and P.S. speaking of clubs. The new one youâre so excited about taking everyone to? (except me of course) The one thatâs so packed with so cute single guys? Itâs a club for gay men. And your friends know it. Have fun!
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Posted by Mrs_Anonymous on 03/21/2012:
How i became a supervisor with no power I took this job as a machine shop supervisor and agreed to teach and mentor this 20 something year old kid. its been nothing but nightmare. this kid is typical next generation douche. he keeps screwing off I caught him on cameras the boss dismisses it making my job difficult. because I cannot do anything with this punk. I always get a excuse for every time I see screwing off or distracting other employees standing there talking. I will walk around him and the other employee but he does not take himself to his machine like he should or would kind makes you feel he can is untouchable. my boss does not stand by me and that is not helping me do my job. so being frustrated to the point I want to punch this kid just for the sake of getting no relief. this kid has made me a fool hand fulls of times..its like the boss is afraid of letting him go..because finding a replacement not in the cards because of help or hiring expensive because of demand is high and I hear that all the time..I even considered leaving my job due to his punk ass but I have a good thing going with my work schedule where I can drop and pick up my little kid. I bet many out there have experienced this type of b s. we hired another same aged kid only older and these guys seem to want to get paid for not knowing anything or seem entitled. this kid says when he gets a raise he wants a dollar. I tried to tell him knowledge is power that is only way to get better pay. yet he shrugs it off as if I am lame. lol I recently caught him on my laptop webcam screwing off with the other employee and me working around him again..yet he says he was teaching my worker about a part of the equipment when I know that's just is b s its an excuse to get away when he is caught. frankly if my boss doesn't stand by me I am going to flip out. my boss says did you ask him what he was doing? the video is self explaining even with bad sound I said I did not need to I knew what he was doing..and that he was screwing off and there was nothing I could do about it unless I tell him to go work in a stern way. this loser told me awhile back he used to work for a toy store and explained to me how he made a fool of his boss at that job I feel he thinks I am that same boss lol these young kids nowadays are nuts Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by BonusOnus on 02/15/2012:
How are the incompetent taking over?I remember the day when at work 90% of the worker bees and almost 100% of the managers were good people. You were hired based on your skills. Everybody worked hard, did their job, and wanted to be productive and successful. If you did 120%, you were rewarded with raises and promotion. Logic and common sense ruled everything. There was no way to loose unless you were just a LOOSER. NOW, the workplace in general is run by LOOSERS. For more people than not it all just seems hopeless, with no positive light in the near future. Not just for me but others I talk to: People get hired based on who they know. 75%-100% of the worker bees are completely useless and incompetent; all they want to do is pass the buck and will do whatever it takes to make their incompetence look like someone else's fault. The people running the show are worthless bureaucrat poopie-crats . Business process is run by emotion and personal insecurity rather than logic and common sense. For the people who suck the most at their jobs, they get promoted so they can repeat the cycle. Meanwhile the good hard working honest people get more crap ran down their face than the bottom of a porta potty. This cycle just keeps getting more prevalent and worse for everyone I talk to. How the hell do we stop it? I don't understand it ever, but especially now when so many good hard working ethical people are out of work. How are these loosers getting to feed their families when so many good people are not?Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by wageslave on 11/25/2011:
Somebody help me understand this...So, the East Coast was rocked with a little earthquake last month. Guess who has two thumbs and got hurt during? This girl. It's really interesting, because my injury seems to have changed the atmosphere in the office, and the way people *really* are is really becoming apparent. Yes, as a company, this place still treats me really well. I'm reasonably compensated, nobody is in my face all day, and if I think I want to do something one way instead of another, so long as the outcome is the same, nobody gives a crap.
My injury is basically a torn piece of cartilage in my knee, which requires surgery, which is happening tomorrow morning. I'm on crutches, in the meantime. People's attitudes are really interesting now.
Miss D, the payroll lady has almost adopted the "How DARE you get hurt at work! How DARE you walk on crutches! How DARE you need surgery!" attitude. She has resorted to being passive-aggressive in certain circumstances, and in some cases downright rude about my condition. I'm freakin' temporarily handicapped, for cryin' out loud! The other day, we arrived at the office at the same time. She literally bolted from her car to the front door so that she could avoid having to hold it for me. The door does not have any kind of automatic open function. I have to struggle with the door, my backpack and my crutches all at once. Some of the guys in the office are more courteous and they will actually hold doors or carry boxes for me if needed. They are *always* courteous to me. She, on the other hand, has made a point of pretending I'm not even partially disabled. Everyone today has wished me luck on my surgery tomorrow as they've all left for the day. Not her, nooooo... "I'm taking a half day, HADND"
Me: "Ok, enjoy."<---secretly thinking, "thank you, eff-you, have a nice day."
I suppose since she is over pretending to be nice to me I should oblige her the same. I've also been wondering if the extra attention my condition has garnered is making her angry/jealous or something. Sure, I totally *meant* to hurt myself because I totally *knew* there'd be an earthquake a month ago!
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Posted by SupaFlyJedi on 09/23/2011:
Makes me Uncomfortable....So we have this guy who works for us out in the field, and he's a foreman at a few of our job sites... He comes into the office somewhat often to pick up paychecks and talk to his boss. However, lately, he's been making me feel *very* uncomfortable.
I'm usually the sunny, friendly type, so I tend to greet people rather cheerfully, saying things like "Hey, what's up" or "What's shakin'". The latter greeting I made the mistake of giving to this guy, we'll call Mr. Y. Instead of saying the usual, "Oh, nothing much, how are you", I got, "Looks like you are" with a leering, greasy stare directed at my backside. I then heard him mutter under his breath, "that's nice" and at that moment I wanted to plant my foot in his groin. This was months and months ago, and I think I made the mistake of pretending not to notice him leering at me and making inappropriate comments. Since that time, I make it a point to avoid him when possible, although I'm not mean or nasty or disrespectful to him when I do have to interact with him.
A month or two ago, he snuck up on me behind my desk and poked me in the ribs with both index fingers, prompting me to jump with alarm (because NOBODY touches me at work). I was seriously annoyed and very uncomfortable at this, since he was standing right in my bubble. I really wanted to run him over with my chair.
I still avoid him, and I'm still polite, but my patience is wearing thin. I'm just about ready to jump all over him if he does something else that makes me uncomfortable like that. However, I've been reluctant to mention anything to the higher-ups because I've watched them turn a blind eye to inter-office conflict before, and this guy is a foreman they genuinely depend on. He's won awards for his workmanship. However, this is a serious issue and if it were anyone else, they could have a lawsuit on their hands for negligence in handling a sexual harassment complaint. I'm at a loss as to what to do. I hate having to talk to the guy, I hate looking at him and I hate doing work for him. I'm completely skeeved out. Help!Read 8 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by bookwoman on 08/12/2011:
Incompetent AND Crazy!I have a coworker who was hired solely because of who she knows. We just happened to be the unlucky department with an open position. From day one she was over the top, unteachable, and completely disrespectful to us and how our department was run. She constantly felt the need to put me in my place, as it appears she couldn't handle a younger coworker who could run circles around her. We went through formal channels after it became unbearable...and nothing happened. We were basically told to deal with it. And when new management came in and she showed her crazy and her incompetence...nothing happened. She full on verbally attacked me in front of our entire department...and nothing happened. She couldn't complete the most basic of tasks and became overwhelmed with a less than normal workload...and we had to pick up the slack. After absolutely LOSING IT on our boss and continually acting like a child (this woman is beyond middle-aged), she is finally being held accountable. And what does she do? She is now having a family member harass my coworkers. Take your crazy somewhere else, you incompetent nutjob!!!Read 4 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Sphincter Detector on 08/10/2011:
Weird coworker and nasty officeAnyone out there have this problem? This coworker of mine is foul. His office stinks and one day when he wasn't in, the other staff went into his office to look for work he was supposed to have done - and that's another rant.) What we found sickened and amazed us. There were dirty dishes, half filled coffee cups, open packages of food all over the place - even under the desk on the floor. There were huge black garbage bags in there filled with individual trash bags (kitchen trash can size) filled with garbage. And the trash can was overflowing. Most of it was food - fast food bags, lunch meat, etc. The mini fridge in his office was also filled with old nasty food. Crumbs and roaches all over the place. He's been here for a year. That's a year's worth of garbage in their. Read 4 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by econobiker on 07/27/2011:
Backstabbing ladder climberI started a job a month ago, new co-worker, same title, he started in right away with the mind games, his wife is a director in her company, he was hired before me, he is higher up on the organizational chart. I overlooked things, until management started to heavily promote him, at the meetings, slapping him on the back.the other thing is he is a local person, I had to relocate. He got in with the right leadership, all work is given to him. I am pretty much ignored. I have taken this to our boss, who tries to get the other managers to let me play, but my co-worker is now in the circle of trust.I am barely acknowledged. I am female, he is male. We both have 90 days to show and prove. I got so tired of his bullying remarks,"hey trouble" etc, that I created a document to show that I have something to offer,since I'm not given work to show what I can do. I am just collection a paycheck, until, what they try to can me in 90 days. Is there any advice?Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by frogleghorn on 07/11/2011:
There is a God?I have this coworker. He's not a developer but an IT person, named "R". On an H1B visa from India. He was hired because he was friends with a higher up, not because of his skills.
Anyway, he manages up to his superiors but to us (his customers) or anyone else, he's rude, unhelpful, and curt. Basically, if you ask him for help on the VMWare server, he will respond by suggesting a solution, and then stating that you are an idiot and that you are wasting his time when he is so busy with all these other things he's doing.
I can tolerate him being curt if he was really preoccupied with work but he is lazy. He only works hard if a higher up gives him an important, time-sensitive task. I have overheard him tell his manager that he wouldn't work on requests given my developers, no matter how important they were, because he didn't feel like doing them. How professional.
He pissed off so many people and he didn't care because he thought he was protected by his friend in upper management.
Well, there was a re-organization. His friend left the company for another job. "R" was unprotected and got axed soon afterwards. He tried following his friend to a new job but the new company doesn't sponsor H1Bs.
So "R" scrambled for another job that would transfer his H1B sponsorship. But he burned bridges at my company and a few of my coworkers gave him bad references thru back channels (after all, this is a small valley).
He couldn't find work within 60 days. Guess what? He has to go back to India now because he can't get a new sponsor for his H1B. So last I heard, he was packing and moving back to India.
I guess sometimes you get what you deserve.Read 5 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by foz on 07/09/2011:
Is there a God?I've just about had it in my office! My coworker is driving me insane and I'm just about ready to be committed! It's bad enough that she does the most minimal amount work she can get away with but the fact that she screws up procedures and tasks to the point that myself and others on my team have to clean up her mistakes is infuriating! I don't think she even works at all by amount of time she spends away from the department!
To make matters worse, my coworker feels the need to micromanage everyone even though we have a manager and she is on equal footing with the rest of us. She's inconsiderate delegating labor intensive tasks to even other members of the team because she's too lazy to complete them herself. One of whom is pregnant I might add! It would be nice to show some compassion for once.
Let's be honest, the only way she got this position is because she is best friends with our manager and could do no wrong in his eyes. In short, she is not a team player but a large waste of space and I'm waiting for the day karma gets her in the end!Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Sphincter Detector on 06/23/2011:
The Job Would Be Great If It Wasn't For the CoworkerI work in a VERY small law firm. When I was hired it was me and two other ladies and the attorney we worked for. After a year, both of them left and soon it was just me and the attorney. This was not a big deal, there really isn't much consistent work to do and even the really crazy busy days are easy enough to handle by myself.
Well, about 8 months of doing this all on my own, an old employee moved back into the country and the boss hired her back on. She'd worked with him for about 15 years before she left the country, so she and the boss were pretty close friends. Soon after she got hired, though, I could tell she was going to be a problem. She constantly gave me her filing to do even though the boss was pretty specific about her not being my boss. She never answered the phones, she came into the office and left whenever she pleased, she talked on her cellphone all the time, she would start complicated and long projects halfway and then give them to me to finish, and she never clocked out for lunches (lunches which the boss paid for and which usually took at least 2 hours).
I let this slide, for the most part. I'm fairly young and she's much older and more experienced in the office so I felt too inexperienced to address it. Plus, she and the boss are BFFs, how am I supposed to complain about her behavior to him. That, of course, all changed one morning when she came into work, walked right into my office and proceeded to rip me a new one for about 15 minutes. Full out yelling, telling me I'm stealing money because I surf the net a little on my down time, going on about how filthy and dirty I am because I don't clean the bathroom often (for which we have no cleaning supplies, don't know how I'm supposed to clean it) or vacuum every day (I was not hired to be the maid, I'm sorry, I'll vacuum when I have time), how apparently rude and bitchy I am to her, how little work I do and how awful the work I do is. Basically it was 15 minutes of her yelling at me for my apparently being a horrible, slack off employee, something which my boss has never once even hinted to me.
The office has never been the same for me since. Her constant presence puts such a negative vibe throughout my whole day. I did speak with the boss about her behavior, but it got me nothing more than a half-assed "truce" with my coworker when all I really wanted was for her to apologize for being such a bitch to me. I actually long for her month long vacations and the hours she spends out of the office (which she still does on company time). She is supposed to be leaving the country again permanently, but it was supposed to be in June or July and it's already almost the end of June and she doesn't seem to be getting ready to leave the office. She did take the opportunity to throw a bunch of her work on my desk without any explanation on what does or doesn't need to be done on it, which has really been a joy for me to deal with. I'm beginning to fear that she isn't actually going to leave despite my boss and her saying she was. I keep looking for new work and applying for jobs, but the worst part is I actually get paid pretty well here, and more than likely if I get another job I'll have to deal with a fairly significant pay decrease.
I'm at a loss. I feel like I get no respect in the office despite being the corner-stone for the entire firm. I've been here almost 3 years now, and with no sign of the office workload (which is minimal to none on most days) or politics changing and absolutely no chance for promotion (hard to be promoted with you're only one of two employees) I'm pretty desperate to leave. The emotional stress alone feels like too much on most days. Even now, almost a year after the incident, I worry whether or not my coworker is going to come into my office and yell at me again, despite our "truce." Or whether during her and the boss's long lunches (or "lunches") she'll convince him of just how horrible an employee I apparently am and he'll fire me.
I'm hoping she really is leaving because if she isn't I'm not sure how I'm going to handle it...Read 4 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by HaveADamnNiceDay on 06/20/2011:
Grow up!!Dear co-worker,
You & your ex broke up over 3 years ago and you went on to date another guy for a year, which sadly did not work out. So it shouldn't be so devastating to find out that the ex is also dating someone new. You moved on, why shouldn't he? Okay, and then you find out he's having a baby with her, that truly sucks... but remember you left him because after 10 years he didn't want to marry you and you fought incessantly every minute of every day.
I've tried to sympathize & empathize with you because I've been in the almost exact same boat as you but let's be realistic now. You are working in a corporate office environment. I have to sit next to you every single day & have spent the last 5+ years listening to your LOUD and annoying personal phone calls that add up to a total of at least 5 hours per day. You are feeling sad & I get that, but please do not mope around the office every day giving me the "feel bad for me" face. Please do not call out "sick" or leave work early because you aren't mature enough to put your personal issues aside & function at work like an adult. Grow up!!
Lastly, if speaking to either of your exes always makes you feel crappy, STOP calling them or taking their phone calls! And if you must torture yourself by talking to them, please do not torture me in return with your inappropriate & unprofessional work ethics.
~At Wits End Annoyed....Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Printing Fool on 07/13/2011:
Nitpickers...arghI have a coworker who has recently started to nitpick everything I do. It's like she is looking deliberately for something I did wrong to make me look bad. The funny part is, she is not even my boss.
The other day, I was following my boss's instructions and she decided I was "wrong" and went and undid everything I did in the database. Then she couldn't figure out why I was annoyed with her, and actually yelled at me for having said anything at all to her. So now I'm not allowed to talk to her?!
I don't get paid enough for this kind of stress!Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Printing Fool on 05/01/2011:
Where's my miracle?Our office waste case was promoted. He has manipulated the inventory to danger levels. Working inventory is a collateral duty and a perk. He made sure I was not allowed to work inventory. When I worked inventory there was no overtime because deadlines were always met. He is an overtime junkie.
Our old manager knew I was the MOST productive worker and made sure I always worked inventory. Our old manager retired and a fill in manager was appointed. The fill-in-manager is overwhelmed so she does not know what's what. I think she is being advised by the waste case's friends.
Part of me thinks pull the fill-in manager aside and say, "the waste case is sabatoging productivity." He's napping in the conference room everyday, he's sending vicious e-mails and jokes instead of working, he appointed people that bs, mill around and don't work.
I don't want a reputation as a tattletale. His immediate supervisor is the sole support for a family of four. I know the way our office works, the wastecase's immediate supervisor will get in as much trouble as the wastecase. I even contemplated an anonymous note saying go to the conference room at his nap time and see how much work is being done.
The economy is bad and they keep threatening us with lay offs.
HOW THE HELL DO THEY NOT SEE WHAT IS GOING ON????!!!
I am hoping for a miracle. I am hoping some bean counter, comes out of the woodwork, looks at last years statistics and compares them with this years statistics. I thought that's what bean counters do.Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by HelgasOfficePolitics on 03/26/2011:
Even Kids On The Short Bus Act Smarter Than You!As many of you know many stadiums, ballparks, and arena's rely on food service contractors to run the kitchens, concession stands, and suites inside of them. I used to work at a ballpark and each year they hire the dumbest idiots you can think of, but this one employee took the cake. She was so stupid, I don't even know how she got passed the hiring process. Here is a list of all the off the hook things she's done:
1.) She lied about going to culinary school. According to her, she went to a vocational high school where she claimed they taught culinary arts. The kicker part is, during the time she was there, they did not have the program available until after she graduated. To make matters worse, she did not know anything about cooking, food safety (except for what our company told her during training), how to expedite food, etc. She was so kitchen clumsy that when I told her not to carry the knife by the blade, she wouldn't listen to me until our supervisor had to tell her the same thing I told her. She went to "culinary school" and you would think she learned something about proper knife handling.
2.) She does not listen. I understand that everyone is supposed to listen to supervisors and managers, but if I were a newbie, I'd also would take into consideration as to what a more seasoned employee might say because they know more about the job than me. She will absolutely not listen to nobody unless its a higher up. We would try to tell her things and no matter how many times we had to tell or yell at her to do something, she wouldn't listen, then she would screw up severely to the point where she throws everyone off, and then the supervisor or manager has to go in and tell her to do it. Then she would get pissed because she didn't listen to us.
3.) This fool cannot cook. For example, she would not put seasoning into taco meat, overcook her food to the point where one customer chipped a tooth on her food, she gets a lot of kickbacks, and she always backs up the kitchen. There was another incident where she messed up the pizzas. Any idiot knows to make sure your food needs to be prepped before food service starts and she didn't. On top of that, any idiot knows you have to bake pizzas at 450° for 10 minutes. She sat there prepping pizzas one at a time, putting it in one at a time, and baking them at 350° for 45 minutes. We kept on telling her to raise the temp and bake off 20 at a time and she wouldn't listen. To make her learn her lesson about not listening, our supervisor just let her do her own thing and all of us finally left her alone too. She got sooo far behind in the pizzas that customers were calling the kitchen fussing about the 4 hour wait on the pizzas. All the pizzas she did manage to cook off were all kicked back (50 total kickbacks) because she decided to bake ir at 350 and the center was still raw. Finally, when it was time for us to go and shut down the kitchen, we couldn't. We had to help her and bail her out. We had to make 120 pizzas for her. Then she tried to blame me for her mess up, but I was not on pizzas that day. Since then our sous chef never put her back on pizzas and no one else has either.
4.) Nothing was ever her fault. When she messed up she either blamed someone else or try to divert the blame.
5.) She would sit there gossiping about people, but when she gossips about something, she puts her own twist to it. Her gossiping got so bad that she nearly cost someone their jobs, almost caused someone to get yelled at, and she nearly got herself suspended because she sat there talking about a supervisor that wasn't true and was not ment to be heard by anyone.
6.) She is lazy, slow, and cheats the clock. She would purposely go slow on work to put more work on us. It doesn't take you 6 hours to do something that takes others 2 hours to do.She's been caught eating when she was supposed to be doing inventory. Then she would cheat the clock. Everyone was wondering why it was taking her so long to do a task until one day someone caught her goofing around and giving blow jobs to several employees. She would move so slowly with making her food, they would spoil on her table from the 120° heat in the kitchen. Then she would try sending them out anyway, but they would get kicked back to the kitchen.
7.) This girl is dumb as a door knob. This one day, everyone but her was scheduled to come in at 9. She had to come in at 7. We had a gas leak in the kitchen. From the time she came in until we got there, this fool was not phased that gas was leaking all around her. She put a lot of people into danger. For 2 hours, she told no one of the gas leak and was casually working in the kitchen with the gas building up all around her. When we got there, you can smell the gas all around and we were the ones who had to notify someone about it.
8.) There is something mentally wrong with her too. Her boyfriend forced himself on top of a coworker and didn't even offer an apology to the person he done that too. After the incident, she allowed him back into the house when he was released and mind you, they have a kid in the house. Now she's pregnant again by her pervert boyfriend.
9.) She takes credit for work she's never done. What she done was have everyone do the work, and when a higher up comes, she retrieves the items and they would thank her for all her "hard work".
10.) She likes to play supervisor but that's not her title. She would try ordering people around and when they listen to her, she winds up getting everyone in trouble or she would mess the flow up in the kitchen. She's even been cursed out by our own supervisors because she overstepped her boundaries.
11.) She sat there using computers she had no right using. Our computers are only ment to be used by supervisors, managers, or executives. She knew this and took it upon herself to get on them. She got the passwords from a supervisor that was fired. She would go on and order all this garbage from Sysco. She would either over order products or order things they don't need or no longer use. She finally was thrown off of it, but the damage was done. She got the company $15,000 in the hole from ordering from Sysco and she cost a few people their jobs from it.
To this day she still has her job. I don't know how and why, but if I done the same things she done, I would have been fired. It doesn't help that our oblivious sous chef thinks she's doing a good job. I wish someone up in there would open their eyes and see what she does.Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Amethystmoon on 04/28/2011:
Ice Princess to me but not to othersI'm not a whiner or a drama queen and mostly keep my discontent bottled up inside, but I'm electing to express my frustrations here in the hope of finding some sort of relief... please, God!
For several months "Aggie" (short for AGGRAVATION) has been Miss Ice Princess towards me and my boss, but is Jolly Judy toward everyone else. What's puzzling is that I've done nothing to this person. I let it roll off of me when she first began acting this way toward me and continued to treat her as I'd always done: greeting her and smiling in passing. After a while I got sick of it and decided that I was finished being polite to someone that didn't reciprocate, so I don't give her a second of my time: no greetings, no glances, no smiles. Finito!
I suspect that she's upset with my boss and I for not allowing her slacker co worker friend to transfer to a position that works closely with hers. "Slacker" misses work all the time, is on the virge of getting fired, and would not be a good fit for this very demanding position that is vital to our daily operations. Apparently Slacker has Aggie fooled as to her actual levels of productivity & dedication.
I have no desire to speak to Aggie or to smooth things out, however I do speak to her if necessary for work related issues, but that's not often. I'm a no-nonsense gal and don't have time for such pettiness.
If there's others out there who work with their own "Aggie" just know that you're not alone. Thanks for allowing me to vent, Jobschmob.Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by hammnahammna on 03/15/2011:
Slacker centralI work in an area of cubicles. There are blocks of 4 cubicles that are connected in the middle. I have a coworker who consistently comes in late and leaves early. I sit right across from this fellow. No one else seems to notice. He takes at least 4 20 minute cigarette breaks a day, in addition to a full hour lunch. Out of an 8 hour day he may be at his desk for 4 hours if you are lucky. This person borrows ibuprofen from me daily, 5 minutes away is a sprawl-mart and for a few dollars he could get his own. I took just about all of the ibuprofen out of the container today and gave him what was left, "here, take it all".
It is nothing for this person to stop what he is doing and talk about either politics or his kid for many minutes. This is a distraction to everyone around.
It is unfortunate no one else notices these things.Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Wage Slave on 03/01/2011:
Hellish HostessesOh gosh. Where do I begin? For starters, I've been working as a Hostess since January 30th of this year. Now, I must admit that I am still having issues with my job description but it is not helping when hostesses and servers are breathing down my neck about how I should do my job right. Rule of thumb: Give someone space to figure out how they can handle their job. Don't watch them and critique every little detail about my job. My other two hostesses were great trainers for me. Ever since my second week of working one or both of them have been ALWAYS asking me to take their shifts. Tell me something?? Is it really my responsibility to take your shifts all the time? If you are schedule that day to work and always asking someone else to do your job, then why do you have a job? One Hostess has been working there for two years and is a senior in high school. She should have known that because she so "popular" in school then she should have known in advance on how to manage her time. I went to high school and right after school, I went to work. Did I bitch about it? Yes. But did I beg others to work for me instead? F**k no. Then, the other server is not in school. Why the hell I am covering her shifts if she's not doing anything? Boyfriends can wait. Friends understand. But Jesus Christ! I go to college full time, and work weekends, like the schedule says. Do I look like I have all the time in the world to sit around and Facebook? Hell no. Does anyone have any suggestions as to handle this without any violence...because I'm so ready to shake these girls to death!Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Ladyk1987 on 02/22/2011:
TAKING ADVANTAGEMy coworker is a very nice person, but not a very productive worker. Anytime someone walks in the office (which is often), she stops working, puts her hands behind her head and starts talking. And then has the gull to put in overtime hours on the weekend because she can't get her work done! I wouldn't care so much, but many of my job functions rely on her getting her work done. This drives me crazy, but my question to all that might read this is this. What do you think of a person taking a whole week off to 'watch' their 18 year old son because he had his tonsils out? Keep in mind this person has no vacation time due and is behind in bills.Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by slave on 02/20/2011:
I just can't believe it.My office just promoted the laziest guy in our whole department. This guy has taken an extra 1 hour lunch where he reads the paper or sleeps in an empty cube. This hasgone on since I have known him. He has done more to sabatoge productivity than anyone I know. He would manipulate inventory so it would pile up and management would offer overtime.
Instead of working he sends out silly or malicious e-mails. He tortured a lowly clerk until she transferred to another department and still sends her e-mails making fun of her.
I wonder why no one is paying attention.
A friend of mine who taught and even wrote training material was not promoted to this position but they picked this waste case. I am really tired of being the only one that knows the emperor isn't wearing any clothes. I just want to drown myself in work so I don't notice anything that is going on.Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Wage Slave on 02/12/2011:
Need Ideas for Great Office PranksLook - there is this stupid fat lying b.... that I work with - she is part time, actually, and I'm full time - so I have more time to play some pranks. I need some really creative ideas. I'm looking for pranks that won't get her physically hurt or damage any office equipment. I'm looking for embarrassing and humiliating and aggravating to clean up. For her to clean up - not me. It needs to be sneaky - I don't want to get caught - where's the fun in that? And after what she's put me through for the last 8 years I deserve some fun!Read 5 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by econobiker on 01/25/2011:
CPE I dread going to work today. I have continuing professional eduacation today. Two overaged juvenile delinquents are in the class. They are social bullies but they have political pull so there will be no repercussions for their bad behavior. I generally like my job but I can't stand these two. I only wish they would do something so heinous they'd get sued and fired.Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Wage Slave on 12/26/2010:
sales associateworking retail in my area seems to be the only job a person can get for minimum wage and having worked this particular job for the last few years I must say I have met the co-workers from hell. one (assistant mgr) decided to try to be my friend on Facebook and when I would not friend her she decided to act like a high school kid and pull a "I don't like you because you don't like me." a grown woman acting like a spoiled child, please grow up. another co-worker announces she hates her job and puts in for time off at the last minute because her boyfriend just turned 21 and they plan ongoing out and getting drunk. which puts me, who requested the weekend off 3 months ago in a pickle because now I have to be on call for a day that was requested off months ago because a coworker has decided she is not going to work her shift because its much more important to go out and get drunk. then she wonders why she is never on the schedule.Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Sphincter Detector on 11/24/2010:
Am I wrong?I really want to know the TRUTH. Am I wrong?
Please keep in mind I am situated in the middle of a cube farm. 1 month ago a handicapped girl was in the process of being hired. They tested her in an adjoining coworker's cubicle because he had the same kind of equipment and blindness disability. My boss advised me she was going to be tested and that I would be moved for that day so I would not disturb her and she would not disturb me.
This same girl needed to be retested this past Wednesday. My boss did not tell me I had to be moved or any details of the testing. I was oblivious. I went on a smoke break went to the restroom and another coworker asked me where I had gone. So I told her where I went. The handicapped coworker that regularly sits in the adjoining cube came over and told me I was being rude for talking while someone was being tested. So I said "Sorry" and then I shut up. That should have been the end of it but that wasn't enough for him after I had said "Sorry" he had to end it by saying "There is such a thing as Etiquette."
The kicker is I felt bad and went up to the girl after the test said "Geez I'm sorry I disturbed you I didn't know you were being tested." She told me, "Oh I didn't hear you, they had me wearing earphones and all I could hear was the test."
This is a no win situation for me. I want to tell Mr Manners the following; A) I didn't know she was being tested. B) If you think the testing area was inadequate you should have told the proctors. C) You aren't the Manners Police. D) Mind your own business because I am the most civilized person in this place. E) Get your facts straight before you criticize me. F) You owe me an apology.
I am irritated by this. I know I should let this go. In my job management constanty criticizes all of us over meaningless nit-picky mistakes. We are constantly on our toes trying to be perfect. I know I need to get out of this place but I have a family and the money is almost enough to live on.
Should I clear the air or attempt to forget it risking blowing up later. I really don't want to be the girl-who- is-so mean-she-yelled-at-a-blind-guy. Read 5 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by bookwoman on 11/22/2010:
I stumbled on this and thought it interesting...http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/10/20/cb.field.guide.to.coworkers/index.html?hpt=Sbin
This article from CNN describes different types of people you might work with. However, they REALLY left out a LOT. I really do wish they had the guts to call it a duck when it's really a duck, instead of dancing daintily around the issue and trying to put a positive spin on things. Makes me sorta sick that folks like this are out there (writing this kind of crap).
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Posted by dontask on 10/25/2010:
Party GirlThis is going to be a long whine, so bear with me...
It all started with my ex-boss who left for a better job. She got her best friend promoted to take her place (as our current boss) when she left.
So then she recommends current boss to hire this Party Girl who has NO experience and NO education. Of course, she gets hired into a SENIOR position.
Current Boss and Party Girl have started becoming friends, so now Party Girl is on track for a leadership role (over people who have more experience and tenure).
Current boss always takes her side, always stands up for her, etc. Current boss is very weak and cannot make a single decision on her own. Very unqualified to manage.
Party Girl shirks all her responsibilities onto the rest of the team.
She frequently says she's too busy (but I only see her playing iphone or flirting).
She often calls in sick because she's hungover.
She disappears during the day and uses fake meetings on her calendar to cover up.
She tells the boss whenever we leave a few minutes early, yet she has not worked an 8 hour day ever.
She always plans team lunches and happy hours and complains when we don't want to participate.
Everything that comes out of her mouth is either a lie or a repeat of what someone else has said.
She's clever and a political-genius, for sure.
Now you may ask - why don't you just look for another job? Because the pay and the company are EXCELLENT.
So, in the mean time, we will suffer and pray they will figure out her con game and fire her a$$.Read 4 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by clownkiller on 10/15/2010:
Terminated For What?
September 8, 2010
I stareted a job in 9/2000. I started out as a receptionist and moved up to the business office. In between this time I did some of everything in that office, except surgery scheduling. I loved my job. But there were some bitches there.
Keep in mind I was never late (always earlier), never called in.
In February of this year I went to the heart center just to get checked out.(I have a 7yr.old and I am a smoker)After my appointment, I decided to make some changes for my health. I stopped hanging out with the "crowd". Now I am taking breaks by myself and during lunch I was by myself. Now remember I am doing just fine at this point, I have cut back on my smoking and doing great. Then everybody wanted to know what was wrong with me. (the bitches) Nothing was wrong, they knew what I was doing and why. But because I was not stuck up their ass, there was a problem. ( This is how it goes Office Manager then a Supervisor) So the supervisor bitches to the Office Manager and once she has had enough she calls me in her office. Long story short, she tells me I am her best employee in that office, but she had to let me go. Why? I never received a reason.Talk about being pissed!!! Because this is Alabama we have that law that states the employer does not need a reason.
So now because of Ins. I had to have surgery on my hand. (This was a seven week process)I now decide to take the summer off with my son. (I am getting unemployment) My sister passes away July the 7th, my mother took care of her for the last 12yrs so it was really hard on her. After we had her service and everybody went home (out of towners)
she decided she did not want to live at that house anymore. (to much negative energy). So at this point she is staying with us some of the time. My other sister comes down here we move her and get her set up in a house not far from me.
Now it is time to look for a job. I have sent several resumes out along with reference letters. As of today I have yet to receive a call from anyone. I find out that someone in that office is telling another office manager that the reason I was let go was because I could not work the computer and they tried putting me in other jobs but it just did not work out. Really, after 10yrs I do not know the computer????? So, I got someone who works in a different office to call and get a reference. She did not bad mouth me, just stated my dates of hire and the date I left.
I would like some opinions on this. Should I see an attorney for slandering my name?
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Posted by labtech on 09/22/2010:
political set up for dischargeI was in training and in 4 weeks I knew most of the job, but from day one noboagy said hello or good bye to me. My trainer has done my situation before and now he strikes again. The trainer wanted someone else for the position in this factory and refused to sign my training papers even though I knew most of the requirements. He has told our supervisor I don't know the job which in fact ran the position for two weeks by my self. I went to human resources and asked to be transferred to another department. When I was hired they had told me if the position dosn't fit you they would put me somewhere else. After I was discharged I found out that they are moving two African Americans around, but they wouldn't get me out of the political situation I was in. I am a 48 year old white man and because I'm white feel there has been an unjust discharge just because I'm white.Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by gozer on 07/21/2010:
Verbal Abuse, Feces, and Urine... yes, URINEI work in a tiny, run down, filthy office. The owners won't pay to get the place cleaned so the whole place stinks due to the dog that they bring in every day, who defecates and urinates on the wall to wall rugs.. since there are no cleaners, the feces/urine just sits there until someone bothers to clean it up. The place is owned by a wife(in her eighties) and husband combo, of which the husband spends all his time literally screaming and verbally abusing the elderly woman and chasing the dog around threatening it. The other people that work there are a f**king joke. in my "dept" there are a total of 7 ppl - me and one other worker do all the work while others play games on the computer, AND come in late, AND leave early, AND literally feast on greasy, nasty, smelly junk food and fast food ALL day, while me and the other hard worker get NO breaks. there are NO official breaks taken in the whole place (illegal) and the owners outwardly show favoritism to the junk-food-eatin three. They recently have been allowed to start telecommuting 2 days a week, whereas the rest of us are NOT allowed to, and it wasn't even offered to us as an option. I am desperately trying to find other work but I haven't gotten many responses due the extremely bad job market. I try to ignore the others but I need help! Add a Reply
The Art & Science of TriflingI work as an aide at a nursing home, which is bad enough but for a particular coworkers, a grade-A, world class, professional trifler.
It's not as if she smells like a rose. She's the laziest person I've ever worked with and that's saying something. She's expert at manipulating other people into doing her work, especially the hardest and most unpleasant tasks. She frequently sleeps on the job in plain sight, skipping her rounds. Every week she has a coworker paint her nails on the clock, leaving call lights buzzing away, unanswered. Her rooms and residents are often left in states unfit all night. Only when it's time to dress them and bring them out into the common area does she bother to do her job.
In her copious free time, gained by not doing her job, she enjoys spreading rumors and making up stories about aides on her fecal scroll in an attempt to make them look bad. She also likes to follow her coworkers around, hoping to take note of things she can tell on them for. She'll then spend forty-five minutes off the top of the hour relating her findings to whichever disinterested supervisory ear she can find. Her trifling reaches its height when she walks fifteen feet behind a person, talking rudely and profanely about him or her to another coworker just loud enough so that her intended victim can hear.
Unfortunately, this aide is well entrenched. She has a carefully cultivated clique of minions, both aides and nurses, fellow triflers and weak minded people willing to do her bidding. She successfully chases off new hires on a regular basis, vastly increasing the turnover in a place where employees aren't won't to last anyway. She makes it impossible for decent hard working people to do their jobs. Her endless trifling takes the focus off the residents.
If I were in charge, I'd fire her for creating a hostile work environment. Half the facility's problems would instantly be solved. Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by cindyl on 06/24/2010:
Co-Workers that suck !!!I work at a hospital in a area where two people practically run the place. My boss is never seen or heard, which is really nice. When it comes to needing the boss she is never seen or heard. My co-worker is in constant state of stress or what she thinks is stress. She is always on the phone leaving me hanging and doing their job as well. They are on the phone with all of their friends all day long. Ignoring me and many other and Dr.'s as well !!! What the freak !!! OMG I cannot wait to find another job.
They always meeting friends for lunch I do not hardly get a lunch or time to eat anything remotely close to a lunch !!!
Every Friday they go out for lunch for almost 2 hrs leaving me stuck doing their job again !!!! FML !!!!. My wife is at home pregnant and I have enough stress as it is. I have informed my boss that I am looking for another job. I really do not think will sink in with her till I am actually gone.
It takes a while for my boss to start and finish something. I requested from them that I need access with certain areas of the hospital about 2 yrs ago. Ya I am still waiting for that !!! Sometimes on FB you can vent about work but not too much because " BIG BROTHER" is watching. They are probably watching this as well but I really don't freaking care !!! Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by the confessor on 03/10/2010:
Egomaniac On The LooseMy department is made up of three people: My BOSS is the big chief, then comes ME and my PEER (The peer and I are supposedly on the same level --- but the peer recently got an amended title because she worked at the company longer than me). I have no problem with anyone getting their due. My BOSS reaffirmed that I DO NOT report to my peer.
The problem comes when the BOSS leaves for long meetings or vacation, my PEER is left in charge of the office and goes on an egomaniac powertrip that turns the whole environment into a 9to5 terror zone of demands and Diva-like behavior that I absolutely detest.
I'm a good person and genuinely can work with all kinds of people. However, I'm like a mirror: Show me love, you get it in return. Show me crap, and something inside me will serve a nice hot plate of crap right back to you. It tears me up inside having to work in those conditions.
How do I cope with this PEER being in charge without getting so angry, without quitting my job in the middle of a recession, without blowing my top and smacking the peer upside the head?
Please help. Any advice would be appreciated.Read 4 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by chubby girl on 02/20/2010:
Out to get me and everyone elseI work with a person who is just over the top in paranoia, and is beyond delusional. She thinks that I sabatoage any and every project that she has. I am at the point where I remove myself from her projects to avoid her blame and other attacks she can make. I wish that I could have some help put seeing that my department is short staffed, she will be her for a while. WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO!! Any advice is helpful. Read 4 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by sphincter detector on 02/19/2010:
Know-it-All about EverythingI'm sure what I'm experiencing is nothing new. In fact, I've suffered through horrible coworkers before. Maybe it's my own character flaw, perhaps I'm too judgmental or practical or what have you. Something I'm learning to accept.
But, I can't help it.
My coworker and I started around the same time, have the same job, report to the same boss. We're two of the most senior people in our department.
Every word out of my coworker's mouth drives me crazy. She talks incessantly, about work, about her husband, about her wedding, about her ideas, about other people. Better still, she constantly interrupts other conversations to inject her own personal experiences, regardless of whether they have any bearing on what the conversation is about.
Is she a good person? Sure. Is she annoying as all get out. You betcha.
I've taken to wearing earphones at work (we work in an open office), essentially avoid any activity that will put me in arm's length of her.
Seems like everyone else loves her. So sadly, I'm left to endure my extreme irritation in solitude. Which then puts some distance between me and the rest of my coworkers. But, I'm starting to understand, that it isn't important that you like who you work with, as long as you like what you do.
And quite frankly, I'm too old to start over somewhere. And I'm sure as heck not going to let this annoying git drive me from a job I like.
So, why am I writing. Cos, I need to vent somewhere. With folks who may sympathize, who may encourage, who may give me somewhere to vent my frustrations.
Goodness knows, an obnoxious coworker can ruin a day quite well whether or not they're trying.
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Posted by anonymous on 02/13/2010:
It's Starting to Hit the FanNow management is starting to figure out B is not productive. Only 25 years too late. Inventory has increased. First he made me so miserable I refused to touch the special projects. Well other people refused the special projects too. Now the work pile up is approching danger levels.
So lazy ass B sent a mutual friend to request that I not refuse projects. What a spineless fool. I want to see him justify to the bean counters that he gets nothing done in an 8 hour day, except of course sending out insulting e-mails and lame attempts at humor. You can only suck up so long before you get busted you simple a$$.Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by labtech on 02/17/2010:
Worst Office Environment EverI work in a huge fileroom. We receive and transfer files out to other offices. The work is easy, the pay is good, my job is stable, my sanity... not so much!
Sure, I have had my fair share of incompetent workers... the ones that were always late, the ones that could never say anything nice, the ones that could never finish their work so the supervisor would give you some of their work to do. I could deal with these people individually but now I have to deal with one person who encompasses all the traits listed above.
He's been with the organization for 18 years and has the most experience than anyone else in the office. The only problem is, he has some sort of social anxiety disorder so going to him for help doesn't work. He doesn't say much and I was very put off by him when I first came on board because he always sighed when I asked him for help.
He doesn't like to drive when it's raining out. I do not lie. If it's pouring he won't be in. This is really weird to me considering we live in one of the rainiest cities in the US. You'd think he'd learn how to drive in the rain or at least be comfortable when the weather presents such a situation.
He asks for vacation days on the day of scheduled vacation time. Meaning, he will call on Friday morning to say he won't be coming in today because he wants the day off. This is perfectly okay with our manager. This happens every other week.
As far as workload goes, we have different piles of files that gradually get bigger and bigger if you don't work on them. I like to grab a stack of files whereas he will grab one off the top and work on it for about 30 minutes. I think he sees my eagerness to get things done as a way of slacking off.
30 minutes before his shift is over, he turns off his computer. We actually need the computer to do data entry on files and transfer them to other departments. That's how the fileroom works! For some reason he'd rather sit around doing nothing, which I think causes the last 30 minutes of the day to go by slower!
I've never had to deal with a person like this. I don't feel right discussing the situation with our manager because of his disorder. I really looked forward to a future with this office but after finding out how this one coworker is, I don't think I could be here for much longer.
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Posted by Wage Slave on 02/04/2010:
Lazy co-worker and inadequate bossEver day I go to a job where my handle am supposed to provide support to 4,000 clients. Mostly by myself, I have a co-worker who has the same title as I do. He does nothing but, play with his damn iphone and walk around doing jack. I've even caught this guy browsing random websites. He claims to have years of experience from his old job. It must be experience in doing nothing and getting paid for it because that's what he's doing. So this guy has been working with the company for 6 months now, refuses to do any actual work and says he's new and still in training. What the hell kind of training takes that long. Not to mention, my boss who is totally not fit for the job. Comes in late leaves early, cusses like a damn sailor infront of her own staff. I think it is highly unprofessional considering it is a office environment. I had a hunch the lazy co-worker is an old employee of the boss and I was right! Once this sailor of a manager got hired she's been canning people and hiring her old buddies. My boss is so incompetent it takes about 4 months to get anything done. Every time she's on the hot seat she throws all her work my way. I'm supposed to handle my regular work load and finish her damn projects. After it is all done, she goes and takes credit for all of it. I can't wait to find another job so I can get the hell out of there. Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Bop on 02/19/2010:
still got a grudeYou know it's been quite a while since I've been here, and it's the same the stories are awesome, some are funny, yet some are incredible and these hardworking people work with a bunch of clowns. Well, I guess I still hold a grude against my co-worker who no longer works at the golf club.
yet, Every time someone mentions her name, just out of the blue....it brings back harsh hatefull memories of my 1 year
employement at the golf club. I heard it thru the coconut wireless that this WOMAN no longer works at the golf club, she finally passed the test and got a local govm't job. I also hear that the work shift this WOMAN got sucks...she has the night shift. I also heard thru the coconut wireless that the job this WOMAN has is far from where she lives, and she must drive her BIG A*S truck farther than 12 miles like she use to.
So, it's been 1 year since I left the golf club, I don't have any bad feelings towards the place. I know that there are good people employees...I am not sure if I want to go back there and work, because that WOMAN is no longer working there. I still have a grude against this WOMAN. It's a good thing I don't see her in our neighborhood, although she does live in my area, just about 2 miles from me. Everything about this WOMAN just makes me angry everytime I think about it...makes me cringe. I try not to think about it...a few months ago, I saw her vehicle on the road, going in the opposite direction from me...but she wasn't driving, she has vanity plates on her vehicle...can't miss it.
I don't have any staff pictures of from the golf club, thank goodness, we only took 1 picture!!! I can't let go of that grude I have over that place and it's employees. The golf course has made a "dent" in my brain to "hate" this WOMAN-totally, completely get her out of my mind. I don't know what I will do if I see her out and about in town? Prabably nothing and just keep it cool and ackowledge her politely. Maybe I"ll feel better knowing that it's all okay, because we both moved on to better jobs. For now she will only be an aquintance, not a "friend or former co-worker".
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Posted by HaveADamnNiceDay on 01/18/2010:
Just because they have been employed to do the job does not mean they can. I am so tired of the lazy people around me that just work harder at doing nothing than contributing and making the work go faster. They spend time on personal issues, surfing the internet, chatting with others and then claiming they are overworked and underpaid.
They have not really worked in so many years they do not contribute anything to the workplace. Managers bypass them as they do not want to deal with them and get rid of them. The ones who do work carry the load and these lugs just occupy the seat. You are considered the mean one when you speak out about it because no one likes to admit that they have an employee that is not doing their job under their command and they did not address it so the rest of us have to suffer. And so these people stay for forever. Don't they know that they would earn more respect from their team if they got rid of these people and they in the end would look even better because the rest of us would be so thankful we would probably work harder for them.
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Posted by chubby girl on 01/18/2010:
I hate you BYou have wasted your potential. You are lazy and sneaky. You once were creative and clever. You can't make a joke without insulting someone. You put more effort into avoiding work than actually doing it. You made fun of Rich just because Rich is more intelligent than you are. You made fun of me, Sue, Scott and Kevin just to hurt us.
Go ahead and insult us but look at yourself first. You wear a Members Only Jacket that should have been thrown away 20 myears ago. Your dress shirts are so old they are transparent. Your wife is fatter than all the "fat" women you make fun of.
You did all this to impress your butt buddy the Freddy Fender look alike. I would love to see both of you fired. Send another insulting e-mail my way and see if I don't file a lawsuit. I'd love to see security take both of you away. Neither one of you bring anything to the party but a foul stench.Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by chubby girl on 12/28/2009:
Filthy Chef grosses me out the doorOne of the chefs at our restaurant flosses his teeth at his work station. Food particles fly out of his mouth onto the cutting board, garnishes and prepped food. To top it off, he does not even wash his hands.
I eat no food from this place.Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by kskick on 12/16/2009:
Sphincter of the Week We recently experienced an unfortunate situation where a 30 year respected veteran of our company was 'released from bondage'.
The backlash was biblical.. every person involved in the âconspiracyâ experienced a massive loss of workplace friends and is now getting the stink eye left right and center.
As a manager in general, I am guilty by association, even though I had literally no involvement in this matter and I was told when everyone else got told, yet somehow I too am on the social shit list. Suck it up Buttercup!
Mangers have broad shoulders and I'm not particularly concerned that I've just lost all my social associates, but you'd have to be made out of stone not to feel the hurt just a little bit.
One person in particular has affected me. This person was more than an office friend, sheâs been to my home, we've shared life stories over dinner and wine, and we've known each other for over 10 years. We seen our share of office idiots come and go, and had a comradery that comes only with time and tenure. Yet despite this history, she showed no mercy, when she publicly snubbed me in front of my own subordinates and total strangers at the coffee counter. What's worse is that she is unaware that I took to this man's defense, and once she finished telling me off , she invited my employees who were coming to my defense, to go ahead and suck up to me. Then she had the nerve to dismiss me with a wave of her hand and quickly walked away giving me no opportunity to respond, to defend myself, or set the record strait. I'm standing there with my jaw dropped... WTF just happened there?!
Not withstanding the fact that Iâm pretty sure what she did was a terminable offense, since I rank several levels above her , and she did it in front of my employees and dragged them into this drama, completely unprofessional, Iâm going to take the high road here and spare her the indignity of an HR discussion because I know she is probably hurting badly over the loss of her good friend.
So, at this point I really donât know if Iâm more angry about the way she treated me or the fact that she doesn't know the truth and I'll never get a chance to tell her because I'm pretty sure if I try to interact with her to make peace she's the type of person that would go to HR herself and claim that I am harassing her. So I guess sheâll have to live in her ignorance because after this blog therapy session here, Iâm not spending one more second lamenting on this issue- Iâm pretty sure sheâs not losing any sleep over it.
I guess Iâll have to just chalk this up to a learning experience, THERE ARE NO FRIENDS AT WORK!
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Posted by bookwoman on 11/12/2009:
Children: The Ultimate Escape Hatch Okay, every month, we have a public event that requires staff to work on the weekends. One of our co-workers always shows up with her child in tow.
The child is cute... but after about 30 minutes at the event, the little ADORA gets ugly. The kid becomes a whining nuisance, which means -- MOMMY needs to shirk her work duties and go tend to the kid, walk the kid, feed the kid, find quiet time with the kid or sometimes --- leave with the kid for minutes up to hours. Still, MOMMY gets pay and acknowledgment for being at the event!!!!
Why bring the kid when you have people at home who can take care of it??????? I've gotten to the point, every time I see the kid, all the "cutesy-wutsey" small talk just runs out of my body. I have nothing to offer the child. It's not little ADORA's fault. The blame starts with me and ends with MOMMY.
I truly believe that MOMMY brings the kid to these events simply to find a way to escape from being on duty. I like kids --- don't get me wrong. But one thing I detest is manipulation --- and that's exactly what this smells like.
I sometimes want to confront MOMMY about being a selfish con artist --- or at times simply say to her "Please don't bring ADORA".... but most people (including my co-workers) would probably make me out to be a monster. I'm not... I'm simply someone who does not make much money, have a life of my own, work hard, but have to pick up the slack and do double-duty when it really isn't necessary.
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Posted by burgerkink on 10/31/2009:
My frenemy made himself look like a Dumba$$ I was on a special project. Our review team marked me wrong based on their misinterpretation. My frenemy was appointed to defend my project because he has seniority and he is just so intelligent. The managers above both of us even said "hey there's nothing wrong with this."
He was assigned this project at 7:00 am by 7:10 he had an e-mail sent to my boss saying not only was my project bad the reviewer should have also pointed out other mistakes. My boss and I went to his desk and I tried to convince him to do what he was assigned to do. Myboss isn't saying too much just watching us interact.
The whole time my frenemy is not showing any emotion on his face and this is making me more angry. I lost it. I said I have to go. I walked away because I knew if I stayed one more second I was going to leap across the room like they did in the movie Mean Girls.
My boss could tell I was angry because I haven't mastered the art of being a 2 faced cutthroat bastard. I called my boss into an abandoned office. Said if you repeat this I will deny every word. I said I have competed with my good old frenemy for projects beat him out and he would not be professional enough to put that aside and defend my work. I still believe if you are honest people will know it.
I don't know what was said or what was done. Later that afternoon my good old frenemy came over to my desk and said "We are going to send out a defense statement of your work and gloss over your mistakes." Since he is a snake, in the very 1st line he called attention to the so-called other mistakes.
I am struggling with myself should I forget all civilized office rules and physically jump up an down on him like he deserves or do I take the high road. I can't afford to get fired or arrested so I take the high road. I write an e-mail to my good old frenemy, my boss and the technician responsible for submitting the defense memo asking her to omit his 1st line.
The technician writes me back and says OK. My boss writes me back and says, I think he did this on purpose. My good old frenemy is silent.
My husband thinks I'm nuts for caring this much and he may be right. I just hate it when anyone gets over me.
I do not solicit these special projects. They are not worth what you have to endure from your coworkers jealousy. The next time any boss approaches me I think I would like to say give it to my frenemy so he can hide from the real work and sleep in an abandoned cube. It's not hearsay I watched him do it.Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by chubby girl on 12/03/2009:
Passive Aggressive CoworkerFor years, I have worked with a woman who uses strategic incompetence and passive aggression to avoid her responsibilities. When one first meets her, “Arlene” seems like an emotionally fragile older woman who is a bit on the dumb side. Now, I don't think she's dumb; she's mentally lazy. And, she has learned that the "dumb act" results in tasks being placed upon others. She puts a lot of effort into surfing the internet, sending joke email/news articles, and handling her personal business on the job. But, she has put very little effort into remembering the basics of her job. She has made literally hundreds of mistakes over the years. She uses covert methods to dump her assigned responsibilities onto her coworkers, especially exploiting new employees who might feel uncomfortable about standing up to a senior staff member. When confronted about transferring her calls to others, leaving her work on the desks of others, neglecting her database work, or making mistakes, she blows off the concerns. “Everybody makes mistakes,” “Oops, I forgot,” and “I misunderstood,” are her favorite excuses. She will blame others for her mistakes and will lie, saying that the employee she dumped her work upon offered to do it. Also, she hides in her office if people are discussing work, even if it’s something that would fall under her area of responsibility. Management has to practically drag her out of her office to participate in work-related conversations. She doesn’t make any technical contributions and looks like a deer in the headlights if anyone asks a question of her. After being put on the spot, she will attempt to turn the tables and play the victim, claiming that people don’t include her. She is included on all emails, meetings, and given all the materials to do her job. Claiming to be excluded is her way of diverting the discussion from the real issue: her avoidance of her responsibilities. She seems to get a rush out of passing the buck and will put more time into avoiding the work than it would have taken to actually do the work. It’s funny that she thinks she has outsmarted everyone and that people don’t see her for what she really is. For a long time, management gave her the benefit of the doubt, but now she is notorious, Department-wide, for being an underachiever. I wish she would retire so that we could hire someone who would actually learn the work. But, I think we are stuck with her. Thanks for allowing me to vent. Add a Reply
Untrainable co-workerMy supervisor is instructing me to continue retraining a co-worker who is totally untrainable. In two years she has not been able to retain anything she has been taught. My work deadlines are not met because I am having to spend an inordinate amount of time repeatedly explaining procedures. She should have been let go after her 90-day probation period, but is being kept on because she's "so nice," and we're told the rest of us who are up to speed need to be "more understanding" of co-workers who don't learn as quickly as we do. Problem is, this untrainable half a brain is getting paid the same if not more than I am. When should a supervisor finally say that a person is not working out? Just how long do you keep someone on the payroll who is not learning their job? My boss has instructed me that she intends to keep her and that I am to continue retraining her AND get my work out in a timely manner. HELP!Read 13 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by bookwoman on 10/03/2009:
tech support (update)Well, I finally let "Smithers" have it at the office (see my previous entry titled "Tech Support" by Alvin from about 2 or 3 months ago (it's on the 3rd page from here). I have great relief. He came to my office to ask a question and I asked him why he couldn't mind his own business, why he was such a busybody, why he was so nosy...(those exact words). I told him to worry about himself, to get a life and not be preoccupied with other people, and stop making petty and unnecessary comments, and (the big one) that EVERYONE in the office felt the same. I gave him specific examples too. He just walked away without saying a word. About a half hour passed and then I walked to his office to ask him a work-related question and he couldn't think anymore. And then I continued some more and he tried to spin it as if it were a personality conflict between the two of us. He ran to the boss - who feels the same way I do about him - and wants to talk about it with her (the boss). She knew I was going to let him have it, yet she is so spineless she was trying to get the hell out of there rather than deal with the problem. She needs to step up and let him have it now. I just tee'd Smithers up for her. It has to come from her now. And the other spineless co-workers should also be involved in this, in my opinion. He needs to hear it from everyone that he's a disruptive force in the office.
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Posted by SouthernProgrammer on 09/14/2009:
Let's Be a Team! Only..YOU're the only one on it!I work in a very small office. We have a team "leader" who hides all day so she doesn't get confronted by my lower level coworkers, three young guys who run the office, and me. The three guys and I are all on the same level.
We have one of the female 'Leaders' who is emotional, often coming into work downtrodden, pissy, and sad. It's annoying. I try to ignore it, like yeah whatever. I stick to me work since she does not work in my vicinity. (the boys who run the office ran her out of it because they did not like their boss managing them) So, my team leader doesn't do crap and completely agrees that these roudy boys dictate how things operate.
I don't like it as I am the quiet, hard working person in the group. I bust my 'balls,' am always behind and taking on new projects, while my male counterparts chit chat ALL day, surf the web for hours, and wander around the office, going to flirt with the married CEO every once in a while. I cannot stand it!!
I am the only person who doesn't bs all day, who doesn't take breaks (I don't have time for breaks!!), I don't talk back to anyone, I don't push work off or reject new work.. Yet I am the one who is scrutinized and my leader gets pissy as hell if I misspell one word in two weeks. I can't take it!!!
I almost walked out today in frustration as my coworkers all gathered around to talk about hot chicks on mailing materials and football and pizza and video games for over an hour straight while I was slaving away desperately trying to finish one of my 5 pending projects. The guys get away with murder and no one, including our CEO, will do anything about it! Our team leader and our CEO are female. The leader is about ready to walk out, the CEO is so pleased that young boys grovel at her feet that she would never reprimand them.
I don't know what to do!! I try to only focus on my work but I can always hear them talking and laughing all day, each time I go to the bathroom I can see video games on their screens... I am so frustrated. If I mention it to the guys, they gang up and say "MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!" Today one guy yelled at me in front of everyone because I questioned why he couldn't complete his work since he'd been walking around socializing for an hour previous.
I really really liked my job until my work load became unmanageable while everyone else's stayed at a high school intern's level.
Offer me some advice, please! I want to keep this job but I almost scream my head off daily.. I feel it's a matter of time, sadly..And it's not my looks, I'm very cute. I'm intelligent, I'm diligent, I'm nice, and have only recently, after 2 years become a tad bit bitchy. Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by the confessor on 09/11/2009:
What is he, Four Years Old ?Another problem. This coworker likes to sneak up behind me, grab my hair (which is long) and threaten to cut it off. He does not seem to understand the words "Do Not Touch Me" or "Do Not Do That." Last time he did it, yesterday, I nearly hauled off and punched him, which would have cost me my job. I plan to inform him publicly (in front of witnesses) that he does not have permission to touch me, EVER, with a follow-up written statement informing him of the same. He does not harass the other female employees in this fashion. I hesitate to bring such a juvenile mannerism to the boss's attention if I can't get rid of it myself. Has anyone else dealt successfully with this problem ? Read 7 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by twiz on 09/04/2009:
FrenemySeveral years ago I became friends with a very talented coworker. He was brilliant and I was impressed with all that he knew. We were both assigned to a special project that was considered a plum assignment. I worked my butt off and he avoided work. The higher ups tracked the numbers and he was pulled off the project. He has seniority over me and I think he is poisoning management against me. I have no proof other than paranoia.
We were both assigned to review training material, also considered a plum assignment. No one else was assigned to this project. I don't know who suggested my name. I reviewed the material found minor flaws and good innovations. My frenemy asked for a written report. I had the sense to carbon copy my boss and his.
Weeks later I asked him if he suggested my name and he said, I wouldn't have ever suggested your name. Yesterday I found a 22 year old picture of our training coordinator. I remarked out loud "XXXX looks so pretty." XXXX happens to be my first name, too. Well my frenemy seized on this and said "hey do you have a mirror." No one laughed and the joke went over like a lead balloon.
I have done nothing to this guy. Obviously the friendship is over. I think he is a lazy slacker who used to be worthwhile. I used to think he was clever and creative. Now I think he's just cruel and juvenile. No matter what he e-mails me or says to me I just ignore him. Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by labtech on 09/04/2009:
OPEN LETTER TO NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORSOPEN LETTER TO NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS
I work in a nursing home. We all know nursing homes can be hell holes, but when you try to make it better and get no help. Worse, when u have to work side by side with what I have come to believe is the laziest group of people on earth, (as a whole, with exceptions, thankfully)in addition to being intellectually 'challenged', (again as a whole)it can be such a drag!
It doesn't matter how many times they are told not to do something or TO do something, they will do things the way THEY want when you are not looking, right or wrong. They just don't care! Then they have the audacity to act like as if they are the hardest workers there.
I do not believe that administrators REALLY care, because if they did, they wouldn't allow it. How can they not see what is going on? Better yet, how can the nurses in charge not know when every day for example, it takes two, not one, but two C.N.A.'s at least half an hour or more to feed one resident. You have to deliberately be turning a blind eye. It would take only the slightest amount of checking up at the right times (usually always an hour before they get off) to catch them slacking off to kill time before they punch out. Or checking the garbage cans in the incontinent resident's rooms. Or, oh brilliant Administrator, why don't you check the radio in the resident's room? Is it on a rap/hip-hop channel? Do you actually think the residents listen to that sort of music? Especially when they are half unconscious most of the time? DUH!
I actually saw a bedpan in the C.N.A.'s garbage today (the only time they make a special trip to throw things out). The only thing wrong with it is it had b.m. on it. They would rather throw facility supplies away than wash them!
Yes, you are such a great Administrator! You are so smart! You know that these things are going on, don't you? No, can't fool you. Or the top notch nurses you hire. You know, the kind who keep on top of what their C.N.A.'s are doing and what they are NOT doing. You can't even see what is going on right under your nose! Brainiac!
Maybe you are all just afraid of the C.N.A.s. I swear that is the only reason I can think of for not stopping this laziness that you are paying a premium for!! Or are you really that stupid!
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Posted by URFIRED! on 08/28/2009:
tech supportI just disovered this site while looking for suggestions/advice.
Story: Co-worker is an autocrat and never minds his own business - the two things that really irritate me. For example, he'll come to your office to chat for a few minutes and then tell you "you need to get back to work" (while pointing his finger at you) with a straight face as he leaves your office. Always makes comments about when you arrive and leave ("oh, you're slacking off" or "sneaking out today?"). Also, always meddles in other peoples' affairs. Wants to know where you're going, or why you're dressed up today, or why you're using another office, etc. Never shuts up, never minds his own business, and comments on everything. If you're trying to unjam paper from the copier or resetting the printer, he'll come up to you and ALWAYS comment like "you broke the printer again?"
And if you ever do the above to him - just to bust his chops once in a while - he becomes the most defensive person there is. Also likes to play office tricks. If you leave for part of the day, but plan to come back, he'll come to your office and turn off your lights (as if you're gone for the day).
What do you with someone like him? By the way, everyone, including the boss, hates him. Unfortunately, the boss hates confrontation as do all the co-workers in our small office. And he looks like Smithers from the Simpsons show.Read 19 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by SouthernProgrammer on 07/13/2009:
Bottle Cap Frisbee ?OK...what do you think of a 52-year-old man who decides to play 'bottle cap frisbee' with a sharp, metal bottle cap, winging it at me twice - once he missed, it hit the floor by my chair, the second time it went right at my face - I managed to block it with my book JUST in time. When I told him to get rid of it, and if he did it again, he'd be in the human resources office being told he had a week off without pay, he snapped and snarled at me like a nasty teenager. I did nothing to set this off - I WAS one of the few people who used to help out this worthless dreck of a person, and I notice the favor is NOT ever returned by him. So it would take my boss threatening my job to get me to do anything helpful for this oaf, ever again, but should I say something to management that this happened ? I could have been injured, and it concerns me that this person may be mentally unbalanced.Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by SouthernProgrammer on 07/08/2009:
Do we ever really grow up?When I was in grade school I was subjected to bullies and fools. I had cruel and insensitive classmates. We had administrators and teachers who pretended this wasn't going on. I am being kind by saying they were fools. The bullies would make hurtful insulting remarks about me and other kids. I know I know, let it go they were kids.
Now I work with the same kinds of bullies. They send e-mails using the most juvenile humor. A joker I work with has even made fun of a guy with hearing loss just because he considers him a weirdo. This man is over 50 and very popular. One of the bully managers sends this joker outrageous insults and this joker distributes them. The manager covers his own butt and hangs his good friend out to dry.
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Posted by anonymous on 06/20/2009:
discriminationit is the middle of June.in November of 2008 a female co-worker and I got into an argument.we are both meat cutters for a huge grocery store in northern California.she was yelling,I was yelling.then when we were both done saying what we said,we both turned away from eachother and walked off.there was 4 witnesses in the room excluding us.I then said to myself 'aint this a bitch'and shook my head.this person went upstairs and called human resources and deliberately lied and said I called her a bitch.I didn't find out until months later that she did call human resources.in the mean time,she was complaining of how she hated working with men and everybody in our store and gas prices were too high and how miserable her life is.so the following week after we had our argument she requested to transfer to a store 2 blocks from her home.everybody thought 'great'no more whining and complaining or bringing us down.well she caused problems with 3 of the employees in her store next to her house.so she then called human resources and complained about another incident.so she requested to human resources to transfer back to my store,mind you its 35miles away from her and 2 blocks away for me,and human resources gave her what she wanted.so obviously now I'm iraite and fell discriminated against because human resources listened to a 1 sided story and never to this day ask me what had happened or what was said,.I know and people reading this know that to work in human resources you must be educated and have a degree at the least.she now bumped me from my store and recently complained to human resources again about me working at my store on her days off.and guess what?human resources said I cannot work in the store 2 blocks from my house even though the female employee is on her days off.I want to sue the hell out of this company for discrimination!I got accused for something I didn't do and I can prove to the company with 4 witnesses I didn't say what she thought I said.I want that human resource lady fired for discriminating against me for whatever reason she had whether it may be my nationality,religion,sex,tattoos,color of my skin and the list goes on.somebody please advise me...Add a Reply
Get to workI work in an office that has 7 or 8 employees all starting at various times. Two of us “open” each day. This involves turning computers on, logging in with passwords, turning on cash registers, office equipment, lights, opening doors, getting the place OPEN for business. The business opens at 8:00. Our start time is 8:00, we use our badges to swipe in each day.
Since we start at the same time we open, guess what I do? I come in 15 minutes early and get everything going because the first client/customer/patient falls through the doors hurriedly the minute I open them. I can’t in good conscience saunter up to the door and excuse myself through the throng and unlock and get prepared while paying people glare at me and anxiously wait for me to get started.
Did I mention yet where my co-worker is while all this is going on? She comes in at 8:29 or 8:30 ON THE DOT. Every day.
I make comments about what it takes to open the place up before the first customer. I make obvious suggestions about coming in early enough, she always glazes over and gives me the “I DO get in on time, I haven’t been late, yet” response.
There’s more, (much-much more), but first, what to do in a situation like this?
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Posted by twiz on 06/05/2009:
How does one handle a Lazy Co-worker that's untrainableI work in a bank as a Lending Assistant. I trained the other co-worker starting the end of Feb. 2008. After 6 months I gave up when she told me she didn't know what was in her 2 bottom drawers because she never goes in them. WTF, that's where all her notes are and reports that she's supposed to be doing. Plus everything from the last person is in those drawers. So I left it up to the two Loan Officers that she reports to to train her. That's been since last September 2008. And she still can't retain anything they're training her. So I know it wasn't my training. It's gotten so bad, they won't give her anything to do because she'll just screw it up. When she went to Taiwan for 2 weeks, I spent that 2 weeks working with the Loan Officer correcting her mistakes and cleaning everything up for him. She's supposed to be helping me, but she's making it worse. Since I'm the Senior Lending Assistant and I report to the Regional Manager (Sr. V.P.), Group Manager (Sr. V.P.) two V.P. and one Assist. V.P. I'm quite busy with a load of responsibilities from the Regional Manager over the course of 9 years. Plus now I'm helping another cost center since his LA is on maternity leave. The Lazy POS that can't learn anything takes two lunches every day. She'll take her lunch while I'm at lunch when she's supposed to be covering the phones. She'll traipse back & forth to the kitchen, eat at her desk and read her Chinese web site (I'll catch her doing this when I sneak back early or go back to get my book). Then she'll leave at 1:30 for her second lunch. This is when she'll go shopping to the Mall across the street. Sometimes she'll be gone longer than 1 hour. Even though she'll only come in 1 minute before start time and bolts out the door 5 minutes early at the end of the day. Of course she'll spend 10 to 15 minutes in the morning making her tea and breakfast before finally settling down to work. She refuses to put paper in the printers or Fax machine. She won't put reams of paper in the drawers under the printers so if someone refills the paper trays, they can't find the paper. She won't file. So all of her filing has backed up and no one can find the documents. She was audited for three outgoing wires that weren't done correctly. She doesn't distribute the reports or mail correctly. So sometimes the officers get their mail/reports, most times they don't. Or they are swapping their own mail and reports to get it right. I tried to call her on her taking a long lunch and I was the one that got into trouble. She was 20 minutes late getting back. So she runs to her boss and my boss. Threatens me with a harassment complaint to HR. Her daughter is an HR consultant. The e-mail I got from her was clearly written by her daughter because this Lazy POS cannot compose anything in English grammatically correct. I've seen her e-mails that were poorly written. So from now on, I just bite my tongue. I don't speak to her unless I absolutely have to and it's work related. I don't understand how she survived the 1st Quarter lay offs. She should have been gone by now. But I think the managers are afraid of her. I'm hoping if she sits there long enough not doing anything, she'll just fade away. I know that it's being noticed. I just can't do a damn thing about it. Good thing is, I get the better raise. I got the better recognition during Professional Administration Day.
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Posted by sympathetic reader on 05/19/2009:
my coworker is gross!Every time I look over, she has her finger either up her nose and then eats it or down the front of her pants and then she sniffs it. WTF? I don't know how to tell her to stop or report it to management. It's nasty and I haven't eaten lunch in days, not even good Mexican or anything, because I Have no appetite.
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Posted by avid reader on 05/11/2009:
quit talking about me!!!!Why are you making up stupid stories and gossipping about me having an illicit affair that I AM NOT HAVING, when YOU met your HUSBANDS here at this job (all of these cows did)? Your second marriages LITERALLY started as office affairs; in fact, a few of you were "the other woman" for your husbands for a long time. And you have the nerve to whisper about me ponying the IT guy and the H1B contractor??
So you have room to talk anyway?? Don't think so. And quit inventing guys who I allegedly slept with when I didn't. And why are you talking when your OWN relationship started on such a sl*tty note? Geezus on a pogo stick!!! I barely talk to any of you so leave me, my reputation, and my family alone.
I hate those cows.
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Posted by thanks on 05/05/2009:
Never Get Your So-Called Friend Hired at WorkI learned a really good lesson...the hard way. You see I've learned that you really should listen to that little voice in your head that says "Don't do it"! Trying to help friends who are in need can later stab you in the back. You see I had this undercover narcisstic friend ( I will call her "Afro Puffs"). Who I've known for 8 years. She had befriended me when we attended college together. We both were new mothers and we had a lot of things in common. She was nice and cool to hang around. Three years ago she told me that she was going through a divorce and was struggling to make ends meat and taking care of her son. I strangely found that she was not too bothered about her husband leaving her one day...all of a sudden he said he was sick and tired of her ass and just left and never...ever...ever came back.
Well a position came up in my department and I told her about it. I was influential in the decision process of getting her hired (through my recommendations). The first two weeks were cool. Me and "Afro Puffs" would go out to lunch, work on some assignments together...and really enjoyed each other's company.
A week later...she went Schizo on me (I mean she flipped the script)...her personality changed into a real stuck up B**ch! She became this narcisstic ass who flounted her previous experiences and brag about her degree in Communications to every person in the department. She completely ignored me as if I was some stranger that was so beneath her. This Narcisstic B**ch forgot who was the one who recommended the job to her. I went to her on several occasions to ask if there was a problem. Each time she would say no until finally I got really pissed when she got smart with me at a meeting in front of my manager and other co-workers.
She stopped talking to me directy and only would talk to me through emails. The nerve of that "Heffa"! I only sat one cubicle away from her.
One day...I had to go "back in the days" on her. She sent me a email that pissed me off and cc: my manager with a complaint. I kindly walked over to her cube and politely ask her if I can talk to her in a back meeting room. We both walked in the meeting room and I closed the door. What did I do? I gave her my piece of mind. I asked her what was her F***ing problem and why she is being trifling? She told me that she does not owe me anything and that I don't know her very well. I told her that I must not...after how she has treated me (her friend for 8 years) like this. I told her that if it was not for me that her broke ass would not have had this job and she has the audacity to walk around like she is the BOSS. No one heard our shouting because it was late on a Friday when most people were leaving.
So I learned a really tough lesson. Never tell your friends SHI* about a job position. I will never help anyone I know or call a friend. When they come to me with a sob ass story...I will just say..."Wow...I really hate you're going through some tough times". I will only help strangers who I don't Fuc**** know!
I've left my job due to on the job stress (over worked, underpaid, and difficult coworkers) and health related problems. I've found out from other former co-workers that she is treating most of them (those who she can't suck up to because they are not management) the same she treated me. She's moved up to a position, bought a house, and is really doing well (from what I've heard and seen) and here I am sick and struggling to make ends meat! I just don't understand why people who only look out for themselves seem to prosper while people who just trying to do the right thing get demoted to "tough times"?
Questions for those who read:
1.) Do you find those who dishes out dirt seem to prosper while those who just try to do what's right don't prosper?
2.) I've been reading a lot of stories on this site. I've come to a conclusion that a lot of women at these work places are tifling, backstabbers, arrogant, gossiping, messy, narcisstic, stupid, crazy bitches. (This is not a sexist comment because I'm a woman who is tired of these personality types of women). Do you agree this is so? Please let me know if you are a man or woman that agrees.
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Posted by SouthernProgrammer on 04/26/2009:
Displaced Agressive No-It-All And Fat!ET(Please take your butt home)leave the building! God, this women I work with is sooooooooooooo annoying. She is about 60 (I am 53 - Please take me out now, if I begin to act like this women)and is a real pain. Generalizes every statement and every conversation. She has to be right (always wrong) and is a No. 1 BACKSTABBER. Oh, did I mention, that her busybody, medeling, condesending, always in your business, got and answer for everything attitude is enough to make you drive your car over her eyebrows! My bad!
She keeps telling everyone, that she is needed in Texas (family matters)- I am on my way to an ATM (at night) to get her some money and a Non-Stop flight - ASAP. I'll just say to her, that Christmas came early this year. Whew! I'm thirsty after all of that. Man, I love this website.
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Posted by CK on 04/25/2009:
What a whiny brat!I work with this "woman".... aaarrrrrgh! What a pathetic little loser! She can't handle that I got promoted to Assistant Supervisor and she didn't. So she doesn't listen to my instructions, bad mouths me to the rest of the shift, makes up things that I supposedly said and runs up to the Big Boss's office and complains, etc. Everyone else hates her but they keep her around because....??? One can only imagine.
It's a freakin' warehouse! It shouldn't be a drama port. But it is. AND I HATE HER GUTS!!!!!!!!!!! She even cursed at me right to my face and upper management did absolutely nothing about it. Strange how it's right in the handbook that swearing at is an automatic suspension. Nope, she was back at her work station in 5 minutes.
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Posted by sai on 04/21/2009:
I am not lecher.I am an H1B indian and I think many of the british girls are quite hot, sometimes I don't know what to do. So I talk to them a lot and I offer to fix their software. I hear whispers that I am a lecher but I am not. I have a need to clean up my hard disks. Read 11 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by sri on 04/15/2009:
What happned to you?I started 1 year after a girl named C. She was very nice and bright. She even helped the newer people like me. She was always nice to me unless other black people were around, then she didn't know me. I let it go because I thought it was some kind of weird ethnic pride thing. My office is very backward and race relationships resemble the 1950's.
Years later, I sat by her and noticed she was very loud on the phone and she would even tell off the customers. Not 1 or 2 customers, but every caller that came in.
Management made her a lead. In my office, if you are really rude and can't do the job, you can eventually end up in a management position. As a lead, she offended many of my coworkers by screaming at them in front of the whole office. She even tried it with me but it was obvious she didn't know what she was talking about. Many of my coworkers complained about her. So they made her a manager.
Somehow she fell from grace, she was demoted and now she answers questions like I do. She calls off every other day. Sees a shrink. Calls the union in on every minor inconvenience. Asks senior staff for answers and doesn't do any of her own research. This woman doesn't even resemble her former self. Part of me pities her and part of me says good for you for screaming at your coworkers. Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 04/06/2009:
She Finally LeftContinuation of 'can't keep their employees".
Well I just found out that the b*tch of the golf course has left the building and will be working with her husband if she can pass the test. I remember when she once told me that she didn't pass the Police Test and she took it 3x.
This woman can talk and be all that, but I guess when it comes to taking a test, she can't pass it??!!!
What ever...she's gone, I'm glad she got a better job opportunity to work with her husband and do the shift work and drive farther than 12 miles and do paperwork too, I hope she gets placed at the women's facility about 1hr drive to the other side of the state.
Since she only likes to do things 1x and 1x only. She hates to do things more than once...hmm yet she got 3 kids??!! and 2 dogs. When I met her I wasn't allowed to talk about the weather, about her dog, etc.. it was strickly work, but if she didn't give me any work to do, what am I supposed to do in front of my computer...oh, play my gameboy next to the boss and have her sit at her work area and watch me work and see me thru the mirror to watch what I'm doing on the computer...stupid!!! she's so concerned about other people, no one could shut her up.
This goes on and on...but I have to stop because I no longer work at the golf course too, I left about a year ago. I went thru an emotional wreck and I wanted to hurt myself because I didn't want to go to work at that place anymore, so I left. I wanted to hurt myself so badly that I had to stop working...but I had to pull myself together and suck it up, but I am such a weakling. I quit!!
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can't keep their employeesSince I left my job at the golf course 1year ago, I was surfing the web and a job website comes on to my email...
I started to laugh...because the person who took my job after me...must have left shortly after I did...because they can't keep their employees. the Inventory Coordinator and a Snack Bar Attendant. It's the co-workers from hell who jam up the new employees. The already "set, do it my way" employee talk nasty about the new employee behind their backs etc...be nice to you face to face and try to learn and hope to "get it right" the first time and all the time and become like them. That's why the golf club can't keep their employees.. they are NASTY, B*TCHY, grumblers and just don't want any body to "move their cheese" that place is so unreal, I'm glad I left because that was NO PLACE job.Geez now I wonder why they lost the contract for the Fields Open, cuz of their bad attitude. The girl in the whse said "if they want their stuffs for the players, they have to come and pick it up, we don't deliver, and..we still have to do our jobs too. it don't stop!". All I remember was grumble, grumble , grumble from just 1 person and she's known over there as the b*tch. I wonder if she will quit too??? since they can't keep their people, she's the one chasing them away. and making the managers go thru applicants all the time. cuz she don't like certain types of people. she has OCD if you ask me.
good thing I left. =) I'm glad I left!!!
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Help the Stinky Guy wants to be my pal.My office has a guy that wears the same clothes everyday. He knows the job and he is very intelligent. He has been there for 25 years so no one in management tells him what to do. Of course this is the same crack management team that makes new people crazy with their bean counting.
Anyhow Stinky has been lingering by my cubicle lately. I may be talking to a customer for a half hour at a time then I will look up and see him waiting to talk to me. I assume it must be something important because who waits around for anyone for half an hour?
When I ask him "hey what's up" he'll tell me about his customer stories. I don't even think my customer stories are interesting anymore I don't want to hear his. Any advice on keeping him away would be nice.Read 10 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by HaveADamnNiceDay on 03/06/2009:
Emotionally Immature Part III originally posted the other story anonymously here:
AAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHH! I WANT TO RIP THIS GUY'S HEAD OFF! He's driving me insane! Oh my god I thought the kids I teach were bad enough, he's basically a 60+ KID!
Again, this is the short, short version. So two days later, I talked to my geriatric hippie coworker and he basically told me off. He tried to tell me that "we had open lines of communication", that it's not "normal" to write such "nasty letters". He claimed I "had some nerve to send him something that mean-spirited into his home" (I kid you not) and he summed up my behavior as being a "control freak". He said he never wanted to talk to me again.
He was exhibiting very childish, non-productive, asinine behavior. Believe it or not, he actually expected me to change my mind and "apologize" for writing my email.
After he was done, I told him "you're on your own." How is this bad for him? I basically have to show him how to do everything, and I mean everything. From disciplining the kids to giving assignments. Without me, he's naked.
I knew he would crash and burn, and that was the end of him. He, of course, did not take me seriously. He never has and never will.
Fast forward to Monday. Our boss gave us assignments to do for this week, and they were due very urgently. Geriatric hippie didn't have a frickin' clue what to do. First thing that came out of his mouth was "I don't know how to do this, can you help meeeee?", in a very pathetic manner. After all that crap he dumped on me last week, HE EXPECTED ME TO HELP HIM. JUST LIKE THAT. NOPE, NEVER MIND THE FACT THAT YOU CALLED ME A CONTROL FREAK, AND ALL THAT BS.
Obviously he finally realized the $#!7 hit the fan, and since he was in panic mode, he thought kissing my @$$ was going to fix everything.
I reminded him that he no longer wanted to talk to me. He said "I lost my cool at the time, but that's all over now." That's when I became very pissed off. It wasn't over. Not. Even. Close. If you hurl a bunch of insults at someone, you'd better sure as h*ll back it up. You can't half-step and dance around something like that, the damage has been done responsibility needs to be taken.
The next few minutes turned into a giant p!$$ing match. He kept bugging the hell out of me until I had it. When he knew he pissed me off enough, he threatened to report me to my boss, and that's how the conversation ended.
Today was more of the same. He pretty much pissed me off so much with his "You have to help me! I don't know anything!" Every time I told him no, that he can go p!$$ off. Nope, he came back and lapped it up some more. Again, he threatened to report me and the conversation ended.
I reminded him that I don't owe him anything, nor am I obligated to help him. He's just as much an employee as I am and he's a big boy now, he should know how to do things on his own. I warned him that I have no qualms about reporting him for his harassing behavior.
My plan for tomorrow is to just ignore him. Basically don't feed the Troll and starve him of any attention. That way I won't be stressed out, and I can live my own simple life without this stupid 60+ year old kid hanging around me.
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Posted by SouthernProgrammer on 02/25/2009:
Another Moron I work with. Occasionally. (thank god)So this guy, "M", is actually the guy who got me my job. He used to be my next door neighbour. He basically got me my job and then would not leave me alone for like a month. He'd listen for me to open my door and make sure he came out at the same time so we could go to work together and would annoy me all the way to work(on the subway in front of other people!) with his annoying Borat immpression. Likely he was eventually moved to another site so I've only seen him on and off for the last year and a half and we both moved so he's no longer my neighbour.
He's completely socially-retarded. In a way I feel really bad for the guy. He'll do anything to keep a convo going because he's so lonely. He's not malicious in any way but he's super clingy and if you ask him a simple question he'll drag out the answer 'til you want to take you're scissors and either end your life our his. Not only that but he constantly calls one of our co-workers on her days off to ask for price lists and floorplans that she's sent to him a million times and asks her to be ready to write a deal at 9pm on her days off which is past our working hours.
So lets fast forward to last Thursday when he was filling in for the idiot who steals food and like Plenty of Fish. My friend "R" was filling in for our admin like she usually does on thursdays and we usually spend the day chit-chatting in the back while we work. At one point I was in the front checking my email and could hear "M" and "R" talking in the back. All of a sudden "R" pops her head out and says to me "We have a tanning appointment at 6:30, right??" with a look on her face indicating to me that I need to say yes and possibly elaborate on that. So I go into the back where they both are and say "Yeah we have to be there at 6:30 sharp or they'll give our beds to someone else and we'll have to wait." Basically what was happening was "R" usually brings "M" lunch on tuesdays(my day off) and "M" drives "R" home. So on this day she didn't bring him food and he was telling her to BUY him lunch and in exchange he'll drive her home...UM??? Why would you offer someone a ride and expect something in return like food? LAME. Buy your own friggin' food and don't offer people shit, you dumbass. So then he says "OK well since I'm driving you to our meeting tomorrow at head office, you can buy me breakfast." She was like "uh well no, I'm going in with "K"."
Flash forward to the end of the day. "R" takes meds for anxiety and she was about ready to have a shit fit around the time we were about to close up. She takes he pill around the same time so she go it ready and started packing up. So then "M" starts asking he about how strong the dose is etc etc.. THEN he takes the pills out of her hand and starts googling the ingredients and the dosage on his blackberry....UM...again...WTF?? She takes off to the washrrom and when she comes back he proceeds to tell her that her dosage is too strong...Luckily I didn't hear this.( she told me after and she's to nice to put him in his place) Who is anyone, besides the doctor who prescribed the medication, to tell you that your meds are too strong???? So ya like I said totally socially retarded....The only reason these two idiots, the one who steals food and the one who doesn't know when to shut up, still have their jobs is because they rent condos from the manager and she wants to make sure she gets her money.Read 7 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by SouthernProgrammer on 02/23/2009:
I would rather God take me than to attend another Group Meeting!This Wednesday's group meeting was the biggest hour long waste of my life. My boss was off (lucky guy) so he appointed a senior staff member to conduct the meeting.
This guy does not bathe or wash his clothes. He makes $30 an hour (in our area this is good money for phone work). Stinky did his best to solicit written work so he can get more overtime. If we cannot answer a highly technical question it gets written up and Stinky calls or writes the customer back. During his vacations Stinky goes to Russia and finds women who will do anything for money.
Other "senior staff" (read lazy old coots) took this chance to turn this meeting into a 8itchfest on how hard our jobs were and how we have to train ourselves.
A gal that never shows up to work regularly complained that only favored employees get to do the much sought after written work. Keep in mind she was demoted and she was my boss at one point. She gave me an evaluation that had mis-spellings and subject verb disagreements in about every line. Her degree is in Education. It makes me shake my head.
I pointed out that the company does not want people with poor writing skills sending out correspondence. She said the company should develop their employees and teach them writing skills. I asked her "Don't you think you should have your writing skills when you graduate from High School?"
Another girl said well it's the company's fault because they make us use text like abbreviations on our computer system. I guess under this rationale we should allow our children to spell anyway they want because they text each other and now they are brainwashed.
The whole meeting irritated me. I read in these posts and in the papers about how people get laid off and their lives are ruined. These fools have good jobs through the grace of God and all they can do is look for ways to avoid work. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by bookwoman on 02/21/2009:
Emotionally ImmatureThis is the short-short version, so you'll have to bear with me here.
My coworker and I work as tutors for a school. For the most part has been a decent fellow. He's an older guy, let's just say he's old enough to collect on his social security. He does his job without much complaint and he comes in on time.
The problem is he isn't very effective at disciplining his students (these kids are in grade school, mind you). He has the "nice guy" attitude, and in an elementary school environment that's like throwing a piece of meat in a tank full of piranhas.
Not. Good. At. All. ESPECIALLY in the profession of teaching.
Now about two months ago, he started having problems with his students. He approached me about it, but he did it in a very emotional manner- basically he b***hed about how his students were giving him $#!7. Thinking this was just a one-time thing, I brushed it off.
Boy was I wrong.
It happened a second time. Again, thinking this was another one time thing, I let it go. Then it happened a third time... and a fourth... pretty soon he started thinking I was his personal garbage dump for all the crap his students were giving him.
BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! "OK, DUMP IT ALL ON HIM!"
So I finally had enough and wrote him a VERY specific and detailed email. In it I described how I was no longer going to stand his emotional dumps, that he has to start standing up to his students or he's they're going to keep walking all over him.
Basically stop being a nice guy when it comes to the kids, and show them you're not going to take any more $#!7 from them.
He comes into work the next day, I ask him how he's doing, and he says "fine... until you ruined my weekend".
I wanted to tear this guy a new one. I was sick the entire weekend, hacking my lungs out and I couldn't even finish my homework from college. This guy, however, went on a Valentine's Day weekend getaway with his wife. Total A$$#0L3.
So I explained the letter I wrote to him. No can do. He thought I was just "slamming" him, that I was being too "authoritarian", that I was forcing him to be exactly like me when it came to teaching. Basically he tried to make me out to be the bad guy, that I hated his guts. He even said he'd quit if it came down to it.
I started thinking to myself, "Wow, this guy is acting like the kids we teach!" No wonder he can't handle dealing with the kid's behaviors! I can't believe a guy this old behaves the way he did. Most normal people would have the proverbial "Wait a minute, I think he's trying to tell me something!".
Nope. Not with this guy. He's waaaaaaaaay too full of himself to realize he's the one in error. I'm guessing this is the way he was raised.
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Posted by SouthernProgrammer on 02/18/2009:
Dave you are pain in everyone's butt, go awayTwo years ago I had to give a presentation on new procedures. I hate any kind of public speaking so I was already nrevous. Dave the human hemmoroid complained the whole time about our procedures manual. He harped on about how it was a shoddy product, made us look stupid and how he hated it for a half an hour. He had to add of course that he is an attorney and he would never sign his name to such a faulty guide.
My department has no control over this procedures manual. Locally we are not allowed to change it. After the meeting I waited for him got in his face and told him don't ever grandstand during my presentations again. I told him we can't change anything so go through the right channels and leave me out of it. He apologized profusely.
Well today some other poor girl had to give presentation on an unrelated topic. So this idiot starts the same kind of poor behavior with her. Grandstanding about the putrid manual.
I let the whole room know I didn't want to hear it. My exact words were "every week it's the same $hit from this guy." After the meeting I told him since your so passionate on this topic why don't you contact the author it might be a better use of your energy.
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Posted by CK on 02/04/2009:
Miss lazy 40+ divorceeSo, I was so excited to get this job because it was working with kids. I am responsible and reliable, and I have experience working with kids.
My first day was strange...I walked in and asked what this lady wanted me to help with. She was like uhhh ummm don't really know...just organize games, etc. Do what you think needs to be done. (umm...OK?!?!) So I started to organize games and waited for the kids to arrive. While she told me about her divorce and her horrible life. I listend, I'm good at this. They all came in (the kids) and immediately she started to yell at them to put their things away and sit quietly grab a book and do homework. Understandable...hw needs to get done and reading is important. Anywho... I had to kind of go with the flow and guess what and where needed help. I communicated as much as possible with this person. Nothing went wrong until I had to take on a 2nd job to supplement my income. I would have to leave early and she didn't like this (at least I don't think) She complained to me frequently about how rude the school was to her...and how she had to work 2 plus jobs to help with her single mom situation. I could sympathize but after a while of hearing that everyone who spoke to her knew this...I was like hmm...strange. The weeks to follow were odd. She had a schedule and never informed me of this or anything else...but it was important for her to go over my job description again with her there. Weird... then she wanted me to do another part of her job and make lesson plans for the month. I have no problem with helping out like I am supposed to do, but she lied and said we were going to collaborate. When I asked if she had her ideas she was like no but lets look at yours. She hadn't been working on anything!! Just used old ideas and my ideas mostly. Then mornings she put me in charge of the kids while she sat down and scribbled on paper all morning. She turned things in but this is stuff that can be done at later times. I felt she needed to be aware and with the kids in the morning. A head in the company came to check us out and she put me in charge while she sat and chatted with the head. The head of course loved our work, but if she didn't it would have been on me...I'm sure of it. Then, I had picked up more and more hours at my other job and when I told her I needed to leave got all rude and told me that she too had other obligations etc. Later on, I came in and she completely ignored me, wouldn't let me do anything, and told me that she was the one running the show, etc. I was confused and extremely uncomfortable and upset. She wanted me to do the lesson plans again for the kids. I agreed like normal but brought this up to my boss...who said you are to add to her ideas. The next day I came in and she ignored me when I tried talking to her, I asked her if she needed help and tried to make small talk...how she was doing etc. and she ignored me. She said I was too nice to the kids and that they needed a more strict person. The kids came in and we would play games but she started to limit things and there were rules upon rules...they couldn't play a game and eat a snack at the same time. She actually went out of her way and told me to get up and move. Then explained it was so that someone else could sit down. She was constantly hounding me about everything I would try to do with the kids. Told me I played favorites, etc. This wasn't true, I treated them all equally...but they all had different needs. I finally had to leave (to the bathroom) because I was so upset and felt like I had to do something to help but couldn't because she was on my case consistently. I came back into the room and she was like YOU NEED TO TELL ME WHEN YOU LEAVE BECAUSE SOMEONE JUST FELL AND INJURED THEM SELF. So I came back in and helped the boy out, filled out an accident report because she never filled any of them out ever. I went to play with the kids and was making them smile and entertaining them/playing with them. Then she came over and said we couldn't do that, etc. and gave no reason why. On my way out once everyone left she told me I needed to reread my job description... Even though she never did things, and was constantly lying putting on a show for everyone else. I almost walked out but I didn't want to screw myself over so I called my boss and was quite upset when I did so. She asked what was wrong what she could do to help etc. and I asked if she could find me another person to work with. She then decided that we needed to all sit down and talk things out etc. I told her I didn't feel comfortable etc. She called her that night and asked her about what was going on. The coworker replied that she thought I was upset with her, etc. and she had no idea what was wrong. She said she would be willing to talk it out etc. I didn't feel comfortable with this and was close to quitting altogether. I needed the money..so my boss called back and asked me to go in apologize and try to talk it out with her. I went in the next day...walked up and tried to apologize...she turned her back on me and was like whatever, then told me later not now. I said sorry, and she told me not now it's an inappropriate time to talk in front of the kids...so I waited til they all left and decided to try to talk to her. When I asked her if I did anything wrong she was like no. I thought you were mad at me...and said I shut her down and whatnot. (not true) I was upset with how the school wasn't supporting her. Then I proceeded to tell her what had upset me, her ignoring me etc. She said she didn't have to talk to me, then I told her I didn't feel comfortable around her, that I was doing things for her I wasn't supposed to, and she said she didn't want to talk, etc. until later and she was going to bring this all up with our boss. I proceeded to tell her that I was sorry I didn't mean to go to the boss about this but I didn't feel comfortable talking to her/didn't think she would want to talk to me. She was like well I've had nothing but good things to say about you, but you shot me down the other day and I didn't like that etc. I apologized to her and she said well that's all you ever are is sorry. Then I left and never came back. I called my boss later and didn't meet up with the two to talk because I didn't want to deal with her accusing me of being nuts. So my boss placed me as a float, and always treated me different from there on out. I'm still peeved about this...I ended up leaving because it wasn't enough money and I thought I was being given the lower hand in whole situation. I didn't feel like she trusted me. I felt as if she trusted the other person more because she saw her more than she did me. I'm still completely confused about what had happened that day that made my coworker treat me differently. If she kept telling me I was doing good etc. Why would she all of a sudden ignore me and not talk, but make me do all the work for her? I tried to be a peacemaker in this situation and talk things out but she was all about getting rid of me and making me look like the worse person.Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by twiz on 02/02/2009:
More UghRemember that idiot sales rep. I wrote about a while ago...Well he's gone and done it again!! One of my co-workers, we'll call her K, left a bag of nachos here on Wednesday evening. Thursdays are K's days off so my friend fills in on those days. Anywho...I'm sitting at my pretty little desk checking Perez and he walks by and goes into the admin room where my friend is doing the same. All of a sudden I hear a bag crinkling and him saying " oh I'm so happy "K" left these here, I'm starving!" Um?!?!?!?!? You disgusting, CHEAP, sorry excuse for a human being...Guys there is a Subway and Starbucks practically next door but he'd rather starve all day or wait until someone isn't here to raid their food... A few weeks ago my friend brought food in with her and she shared with me because it was too cold to go out. It was hard-boiled eggs, broccoli, chicken breast and a bagel. So we're sitting in the back sharing it and then all of a sudden he walks in and goes "that smells gross." So then I said " well yes it must smell gross to you because you live off chocolate, other people's snack food and the little milkette's that are meant for coffee." He just gave me a stunned look. It was hilarious. :)Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 01/31/2009:
Horrible New HireI have been working at my current job for a year and used to absolutely love it, so much in fact, that I turned down a higher paying position with another company with benefits to stay here. My initial co-workers were all great, friendly, helpful people. There wasn't much gossip in my department at all either. UNTIL, a few months ago when the Lady that worked the first shift hours of 7a to 3p was offered a management position with another hotel and promptly took it. By the way, this company offers no benefits, no vacation, no sick days, nothing but a check every week that shows just how under paid we all are.
The replacement for, we'll call her "abby", seemed to be a really good choice, but alas, her front didn't last past the first week of her being on her own. She would make simple common mistakes with guest reservations, billing operations, and how to fix a guests problem in the system. When myself, "Bobby", "Kim" or "Tina" would bring the mistakes to her attention she immediately put the blame on someone else. She first attacked "Tina", by making up customer complaints and telling the manager, who in turn reprimanded her in front of the other department employees and a few guests that were waiting in the lobby. When she saw that it didn't phase "Tina" in the least bit, "HER", is what I'll call her, turned her evil towards our new part-time over night shift employee "Kim" who had been here full-time for over 7 years.
"Kim" worked a 10 shift on her new job and would come here and work the 8 hour shift. so you can imagine that she would be a little flustered. "HER" played on this glimpse of vulnerability to no avail because the manager responded that "Kim" sometimes got a little weird. Her next target was "Bobby" who just so happens to be my fiancee. He has been here for over 3 years and is greatly loved by everyone here. With his cool relaxed attitude hardly nothing really gets to him. Everyone knows that in the hospitality field many people will attempt to find ways to cover their stupidity. I usually come in about 15 to 20 minutes early to do some work from my shift which is overnight. A customer came in and paid for their accommodations with a credit card. They said nothing else and went on their way. The next morning when the guest was preparing to leave, decided that they would prefer to pay with cash. When "HER" told her that our policy is that night audit (me)posts payments at night for a quick check out for the guests the next morning and that forms of payment can not be changed after postings, the customer as so many do, said that the guy told her she could. "HER" then went to the manager blowing it out of proportion saying that "Bobby" did this and that. HER left a note for our department stating that we are not to tell customers that we do not accept cash. and emphasized it to "Bobby". So, in defense of my co-worker, I wrote a communicative response about the incident. WHY DID I DO THAT?!?!?!!?
She turned the tables on me. The very next night, our manager asked me to come in one night and show "Kim" how to properly perform one of our system functions and what reports to print with the new system. I told him that I would and proceeded to do so on my night off. I found a simple mistake that HER made and left her a brief note about how to fix it and what happened. Her response was I had no business being on the property while off the clock. She ran to the manager, telling him that I was on location off the clock, when he informed her that he TOLD me to come and show "kim" how to do something she felt the need to show him the note and the information that I left for her. she claimed that there wasn't an issue when she left and that "Kim" and I had done it and blamed her. We all have a log in name and our own password so it would be difficult to do something under someones log in id. When I tried to show her what it was exactly that we found, she continuously shifted the blame onto us, even after being showed the computerized time stamp.
Soon there after, people from the other department and staff in my department were telling me that she was stating some really harsh things about me, and some of them concerned my ethnicity. Yet, when she would relieve me she was all smiles in my face. So after calming myself and regaining my bearing, I asked her one morning was there an issue that she had with me, her response of course, was no, that she thought I had issues with her. I told her that things where being passed around and she denied everything. I figured that I would let it go and that things would eventually get better. I was wrong again. She began to lie to other members of the staff that I had said things that were never even thought of. Things began to come up missing and the cash drawer started to come up short.
The first thing to come up missing was the master key for the safe deposit vault on the property used for guests. Through out my entire time here I have never used the vault and hardly ever remember that it's even back there. When the manager attempted to go into the vault and realized that it was missing, he called me to the facility. After getting "Bobby's" statement he asked me. I told him that honestly I never looked to see if it were there. HER got defensive a little when "Bobby" said that after all this time why would it come missing now. Our manager had the local law enforcement to come and fingerprint us and the vault, Realizing that she also made herself look like a suspect because she comes in at 7 and the manager comes in at 8 she pretended to have found the key right before she was to be fingerprinted.
One would think that she would just give up, well, she didn't. I walked in the lobby as a guest was checking out and there appeared to have been a mistake on his charges that somehow gotten overlooked during my sift, just as she was telling the guest that I didn't know what I was doing on my shift. Taken back by the comment seeing how I have been here for so long. I asked the customer what the problem was and introduced myself as the auditor that didn't know their job. He chuckled because he was a regular here and proceeded to tell me the problem, that he was charged twice for the same night. I told HER to just adjust the charge with negative the amount over charge and it refund it back to his credit card. She looked at me like I was speaking alien and had no clue to what I was talking about. So she told the guest that she would have to give to our manager and that he was the only one with the authority to do that. Taking the opportunity to show her that we all were able to do so, because she may not have remembered exactly how to do it, or may not have been trained properly by "Abby" before she left, I asked her would it be okay if I showed her, with a very obvious attitude she said sure. (let's face it NO ONE likes to be shown up in front of someone by the person you were just talking about) When I was done fixing the issue and the lobby was clear, I stated that she need to be more professional. That if one of us makes an honest mistake, we don't publicize it to our customers. Besides if the rest of us did that she would like as incompetent as she really was.
By this time I and everyone else began to get tired of her, correcting her mistakes, running to the manager about everything, and being blamed for her mistakes that we all began to look and apply for jobs elsewhere. The manager got a little upset that we all were thinking about leaving so he made a memo that we are not to use the company equipment for personal use. FINE, I have my own laptop that I can use. Well, I forgot to delete some cover letters that were on the computer before the memo. HER searched the computer, printed, highlighted, and wrote a note to the manager of how defiant I was being by continually using company property for personal use and that she had found these on the computer. The sad thing was that the manager never got them, she forgot to put them in his box and left them on the counter by the time clock. So when I got to work I noticed my highlighted name and read it.
After a few days I passed I asked her about it and she lied to my face, I had the hard evidence that she did it. She claimed that our manager found it and printed it off. So i waited for the manager to come in and asked him, when he said no I asked HER in front of him, she threw a fit and said that she didn't need this and would quit. I told her that I didn't want her to quit, I just wanted her to do her job and leave my name out of things. I come here to do my job and that is it.
A few weeks passed and nothing was said and no attacks were made. Well, "Kim" and I had a miscommunication problem one week where I thought that she wanted to work an extra day, but really she wanted me to work one of my days off for her and she would work for me on the weekend. I ended up coming to work an hour late. Our manager called to the facility before I left to ask me to stay. ("Tina" called HER to ask her what was going on, and HER after calling "Kim" called the manger at midnight) We went into his office and he asked what had happened. I told him and he brought some other things to my attention. Such things that I was not being a team player and being vindictive and influencing others to be defiant. (He never said anything to me about anything until then) I admitted that i was using the Company laundry facility to do my laundry, (who doesn't)but I didn't OUT anyone else. He brought up a number of mistakes that I made (Each that had a note written to him attached to a copy of what I thought to be a mistake asking for his guidance with no response from him). I told him that I would work on the problems and he in turn showed me how to correct some of the things that I needed to know. Not noticing the next night that she had changed my clock in time on my card and left a note to the manager about how I was so wrong to have changed my time and that she adjusted it. I was once again called into the manager's office. he showed it to me and I offered a hand writing sample. I told him that I got there at midnight and left at 716 the next morning. He just sighed and said that he wants the foolishness to stop. I stated the same thing.
The company Christmas party was that afternoon, I didn't attend because HELLO i worked the night before and would be asleep until late in the evening and I had to work that night. HER took the opportunity to spread lies, that I had been fired, getting fired, that our manager cussed me out and so on and so on. "Bobby" took our secret santa gifts and came back home. The next day when a staff member from the other department came in they told me that she made comments about me and "Bobby" saying that the reason he didn't stay was because he was Whipped and took his orders from me. (he didn't stay because he didn't want to and had other things to do) So after i left for the day, the other department staff member used their mobile phone video camera to record her telling the lies when the manager left to run errands and changing the time on her time card as well as mine.
The next morning when HER came to work, I asked her about my time card, she claimed that she didn't know what happened and that our manager may have done it. That someone had changed hers as well. She then made a comment about this same staff member. I turned on the web cam on my laptop and recorded her. Everything that she said and the way that she acted. She then told the staff member that I had made the comment. So i showed the staff member the footage when they confronted me about it. As they showed me the footage of HER telling the lies and changing the time cards. I had the staff member email me the footage.
HER was good about playing both sides against the middle. She always portrayed this sweet hard working person in front of the manager, but everything that I was being accused of by the manager fit her description. When the manager got there that morning he wasn't in the mood to hear more foolishness. I told him that I had hard evidence of things and would like the opportunity to show him in front of HER. He told me to come back at 3 I was there at 230. We went into his office where I asked HER about all the things that she has been accused of. I explained that I am one of the most easiest people to get along with. It takes a lot to really upset me or cause me to actually hate someone. I asked her about all the rumors and the things that she has done as always she denied it all. She even went so far as to cry. Our manager started to to get upset at me for upsetting HER. So I asked him if I could show him what I was talking about. I opened my email from his desk top and played the footage of her doing and saying the things that she just denied. HER tears somehow immediately stopped and she went on the defensive on how violated she felt and betrayed.
I was extremely close to getting fired because of her. The manager placed her back on probation. she is still up to her sneaky ways but I can guarantee that she stays as far away from me as possible. Now the extent of our conversation goes no further than necessary work related information. And I am still looking for a position elsewhere because of her.
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Posted by sympathetic reader on 01/04/2009:
UghOK So...I'm a receptionist at a condo sales centre. Work is slow... My coworker is slower. When someone comes in to get info and look around they have to fill out a guest registration. At the end of the day I have to fill out a "daily" showing what time people came in, what they were looking for etc. They also need to be graded(A-C) and commented on. This is my coworker's responsibility. He's a sales rep. and does all the talking with potential purchasers. First off I have to drag my ass and give the registration form to him because otherwise he wouldn't come a do it himself. Second he waits till I walk by again or 5minutes to closing time to give it to me. There was a week when it wasn't done and our administrator got and earful from head office. And even though assface has been spoken to about it more than once...He clearly still doesn't give a shit. So next time when head office calls I'll be putting them through to him.
He also eats all the chocolate head office sends us to put out for people who come in. And they're not just little bites. They're chocolate bars about the size of a small cell phones. It takes him two, 6 hour working days to polish off a box...GROSS...And if any of us bring a box of cookies or crackers he polishes that off fast too. Whether or not he's offered any.
And the latest annoyance...He's been messing around on his cell for the last hour and all I've been hearing is a high pitched beeping noise...Its come to a point where any minute now he's going to be a human pen holder :).......Even though my other coworkers and I can't stand the M*****F*****, apparently, in his own words, "The girls on Plenty of Fish like me!" BBBBBBBBAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAA loser... Thank you and goodnightRead 7 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by HaveADamnNiceDay on 12/29/2008:
Lazy, Whines, and Lies!I'm the kind of person who will try to work with anyone and will go out of my way to help people. However, my current coworker has burned me and other coworkers repeatedly, and I have reached the end of my rope.
I work in a laboratory, in a pretty self-regulating environment. Personally I love this kind of environment, because I am very self-motivated and I hate being micromanaged. However, it is not a good environment for lazy people.
My coworker is exactly that. Lazy. She is late to meetings, late turning in reports, and only does what she says she will do about 30% of the time. When confronted with her non-productivity, she will either apologize and offer to fix the problem, but never fix it; or, she draws from a litany of excuses for why she failed to perform: personal health problems, family issues, credit card/banking/finance problems, various technology failures (printer/car/computer/cell phone), etc. She is the most vocal whiner when any of us are presented a new task, but the least likely of any of my coworkers to actually PERFORM the task.
I wish I could just leave her to her own devices, but unfortunately part of our team jobs include raising live animals (insects) for lab studies. She often neglects part or all of her animal care duties. This means I or another coworker has to clean up after her. If we don't, animals die and we have no insects for our studies. She was recently confronted with this problem. Since then, she has started lying on the paperwork we fill out for animal care to cover up her neglect, and still fails to complete her job.
I just don't know what else to do. I tried to work with this person when she was in the neglect and whining stage, but now that I've caught her lying I don't see how to forge any sort of productive relationship with her. I have confronted my boss with this evidence, but I don't know if he's paid any attention to it or not. If he's confronted her about it, I haven't seen any positive results. I otherwise love my job, like my boss, and get along with all of my other coworkers. I don't want to leave ... I just want to see this person held responsible!
I've taken to avoiding my coworker altogether and not speaking to her. Why bother to talk? Anything she says may or may not be true, and in the end I (or someone else) have to clean up after her anyway. Talking to her just infuriates me, as she acts completely oblivious to anything she might have done wrong. I hate acting like such a b***h, but I don't see any other solution. I wish she would leave.Read 4 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 12/21/2008:
Smart Cookie or Clever Backstabber?My boss, who is both kind and smart, hired a woman 9 months ago to fill a part-time job. The woman, who I will call Cassie, had just been laid off. Cassie was competent enough, and she did a decent job, but she liked to diss on other employees. She'd sneak around our backs and criticize us. The boss is pretty smart about these things, she didn't take them too seriously. Cassie was always playing the good employee and tattling. The last 4-5 months, the boss became aware of what she was up to and started watching her closely. But Cassie was smart, she used her position to cozy up to a potential client who offered her a job. Now Cassie is on the way out, and the boss is delighted. Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 12/09/2008:
How can I deal with this Mr. Omniscient B. Arrogant I work with a guy that has a perfectionist/arrogant streak that gets annoying at times. We're both programmers and recently I made a minor mistake (totally unintentionally and not hard to fix) which caused him to go in panic mode. He told me from now on to never touch those settings again and to tell him if I need to make changes to them. Well this pisses me off because changing those settings is part of my job and if I made a mistake, that doesn't mean I can't learn from it. I resent being treated like a baby. This person can be ok to work with most of the time but he is the kind that you walk on eggshells around him because little things can really irk him. He doesn't blow temper loudly, but he can be really nasty in other ways. A while ago we went to a restaurant and they brought everybody else's food, but they messed something up about his and it took a few extra minutes to get it fixed... he got so upset and told the waiter to take it away and he sat there and didn't eat anything. That really spoiled the mood. Seems like normal people are not allowed to make any mistakes in His Majesty's presence. The guy is very smart, but I think it got to his head.Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Vanessa on 12/05/2008:
Can't believe she's getting away with thisThe backstory: I'm in outside sales in an industry that is taking a major hit in this economy. No one is this company is making great money and we are ALL under an immensive amount of pressure from management, not to mention daily abuse from our customers and prospects. Consequently, we often call each other with a quick vent.
The story: I call LL (for Low Life) with a vent and she tells me that I should see a therapist for my work related anxiety issues and go out on disability while I look for another job. I pretend it was never said. Minutes later, she says, "Hey, didn't you tell me that your feet bother you? You should have foot surgery, go out on disability and collect and paycheck while you look for another job." I told her that I would not consider such a thing and she said, "Well, you're a better person than me."
The next Monday, she stands up in the middle of a meeting, bursts into tears and is carried out of the office. Lo and behold, it's a back issue. Comes back to work a week later, is there for maybe two weeks. Then out she goes again and has been out for almost two months. In the meantime, she's gotten married, danced quite vigorously at her wedding (I was there, I know), gone on a honeymoon, all while our company have laid off reps who actually work for their pay. She reportedly told someone that now she's got to have back surgery and who knows when she'll be back. It's interesting that she has not contacted me -- I'm sure she knows I'm onto her and not above calling her out.
Apparently my company does not investigate these things other than reviewing "Doctor" notes. If they did, I'm sure they'd see her driving all over town, running errands, etc. etc.
I'd love to throw her under the bus (and I did comment on all the dancing at the wedding), but I am a believer in karma and so I'll just vent here. Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 11/28/2008:
She gets more annoying every day...I work at a company where we each have our own cubicle and computer and we pretty much do independent work. Because of this we can listen to personal music players and can listen to movies or tv shows online. Well there is this coworker, a lady in her 50's or so from out East (the place I work at is in the midwest) who absolutely has no idea how to use headphones!!! Everyday I get hear static as she tunes her radio and I get to listen to the pearls of wisdom from Dr Phil everyday! But the funny thing is I see that she has headphones and sometimes she uses them but of course sometimes I guess she doesn't. I want to scream so bad to shut the F*** up when I hear her tuning the radio. I roll my eyes constantly whenever I hear her voice. But one of the worst parts is that she has a constant "smokers cough" that is downright disgusting. In fact last week she thought that she heard me coughing and rushed right over to offer me a cough drop like I was disturbing her! I curtly replied that I hadn't coughed all morning so it couldn't have been me. I wanted to scream so bad why don't you just shove that f****** cough drop up your a**! She also makes these personal calls all day long and of course her phone rings at a high volume. Her personal calls usually end up with her yelling at the person on the other end and slamming the phone. She constantly bangs around her cubicle and when I have question sessions with the team coordinator it never fails that she barges in with questions of her own! I sit there and look at her dumbstruck, I mean how rude is that! I never do that to her or anyone else. And then there are the times that she gives me work that she can't do! At first I did it but now I curtly reply that I am doing a special project and I don't have time for that. I then inform her of the proper way of getting the work reassigned. She just storms off and I smile in triumph. And this lady is the copy machine Nazi. If you don't put paper in when it needs it (whoever really looks at the printer screen anyway?)or don't pick up letters and stuff like as soon as you print them off she comes over and huffily slams them on your desk. But of course do you know how many times I remove HER stuff from the printer and it sits there forever? But the one thing that gets my goat the most is when other coworkers are chatting or whatever on breaks or helping each other with some stuff and there is just a little bit of noise she suddenly says shush in a very annoyed tone! Like her constant radio noise, disgusting smokers cough/clearing phlegm from the throat, loud phonecalls etc aren't annoying! Sorry this was so long but it was so cathartic!Read 4 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 10/20/2008:
HELP ME OUT THEN TAKE MY JOBI work for a healthcare facility. A new girl started in June with no experience in Electronic Medical Records but was in the clinical field and had used software for her field of occupational therapy. I on the other hand have over 10 years experience with both setting up and running an EMR. This girl was hired to run a new software for one of our physicians office. I was to handle the other scheduling software meant for 10 offices and all the training for each employee.
The other day she informs me that my boss has just hired her friend as a trainer. I asked what we needed another trainer for and she told me that SHE was to no longer be a trainer and was to head up the implementation of the EMR for ALL offices. Now the hurtful parts are not only does she NOT have any experience she has been drilling me for the past two weeks about giving her files and information I had about starting an EMR. I gave it to her gladly as my boss had just informed me weeks earlier that I was to help her as she had no experience.
How do you handle a situation like this? I am 50 years old and am worried I am being replaced by a younger (40ish) person. Should I keep feeding her information or just tell her that I really don't know the answer and she will have to figure that out on her own.
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Posted by CK on 10/05/2008:
How should I handle this?So that sneaky coworker "L" is on his way out. Next week is officially his last days in my group.
Some of my other teammates want to give him a going away present and stage a lunch. I despise the guy. So do a few others in my group. So we talked about not attending the lunch and not chipping in for a going away present.
I am wondering though if this is in bad taste or not. Should I skip the lunch? I really can't stand the guy and I've never pretended to like someone if I really didn't.
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Posted by thelma on 08/06/2008:
When is this sneaky snake going to get out?So I'm having big problems with this sneaky Indian coworker "L". Well, he did something sneaky again and I just found out about it today.
I was assigned to rewrite a module and I haven't even started it because I have another task that is a higher priority. This task is writing up a design spec for my rewrite so it shows the impact of my code changes. My manager wants it complete by tomorrow so I've been busy working on it.
I come to work for a meeting with other groups who need to use my module and have been waiting on it. I could have jumped ahead to code instead of writing up the docs but the other group said that they need the docs first to prepare their code to work with mine.
I check my email and a developer in the other group sends me email saying that he wants "L" to attend our meeting because "L" claims that he's already rewrote the module. That took me by surprise. It took my manager by surprise. My manager told me that L has a list of tasks that he was assigned to do and that L hasn't completed any of them. He and I were wondering what this snake is doing.
I suspect that he's trying to make me look bad by doing work assigned to me and then claiming that I am too slow or he is much better at it than me, all the while ignoring his own tasks. My manager knows what's going on but people in the other group do not.
And because of L's previous behavior, we don't know if he even completed my task as he is claiming.
He is pissing off so many people here - his own teammates, his manager, and people in other groups with his sneaky behavior.
I'm fighting back. He's transferring out and I know of 3 other people, in addition to myself, who are personally going to talk to his future teammates and let them know what kind of person he really is.
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Posted by twiz on 07/31/2008:
Hating On The Cute Over AcheiverI got a job as a receptionist for a production company, being a receptionist I was told to file four years of misfiled boxes, that was my first task. I did it, on top of answering in-bound phone calls and customers coming in the door. I was doing a great job and obviously threatened my co-worker (she was never assigned as my "manager") I'll call her Sera.
Every task or whim that was thrown to me was completed and on time. At one point, because of Sera's knack for putting major projects on the back burner until last minute, I had to drive two hours on my Friday night to deliver a product to a customer. That's dedication! I didn't even get a thank you, instead it was my boss's belief that it was my fault and my procrastination that caused the project to be rushed and personally delivered. I wasn't hired for sales however Sera kept pushing me to handle sales calls when they came in, hinting that if I didn't show enthusiasm then I wasn't right for the job.
So here I am, taking ALL calls into the business, with up to three lines on hold while Sera (in the next room) refused to take a call, a sales call. After things would calm down she would emerge with a critique, usually pointing out all of my incorrect sales qoutes (she's never gave me the correct ones, even after I asked several times). This all went back to the owner. At this point I was picking up/ delivering products, placing product orders, making sales quotes, taking orders, shipping products, getting quotes from other vendors, ordering lunch, picking up lunch, sending out mail, making flyers, taking inbound calls of all levels while doing normal assistant things like getting the company vehicles oil changing and fixing the phone lines. I didn't let the job bog me down but after 5 months I wanted a raise and after filling out a self evaluation form the owner told me Sera would have to approve the raise. WHAT. This, after Sera took a 2 week vacation from work, expecting me to fail she came back to the office to find I reorganized her eff'd up method and the employees really liked me.
Around thanksgiving a friend committed suicide and I didn't take a day off, instead I was told to keep personal life out the door, then I was homeless for about week and still I kept my job life separated and at bay. Sera, however, brought her family drama into the office everyday, often times i found myself babysitting her kids while I did my huge job. Sera often would bring me into her office to give me a hard time about my clothes (I wore business casual/formal) while she wore huge t shirts and jeans, all the while laying her family problems on the line to show me my life wasn't that serious. Finally, after being homeless and distraught and denied a raise I was fired, at the end of the day because "my attitude was not what they wanted for the company" and after "several evaluations" it was decided they didn't need me. WTF.
So, I have learned that women who feel ugly or threatened by me have a vendetta for me. I don't try to look pretty at work, I just do the best job I can and I get hated on it for it. Ack!Read 8 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by SouthernProgrammer on 07/21/2008:
Actually, I do know what a binder is...I understand that as the receptionist/ admin. assistant that I am essentially lowest on the totem-pole. I do not expect to be treated like a CEO but please at least assume that I have the competence of a 5 year old. The fact that I am far more competent than a 5 year old and have a college degree with honors is a moot point. I just want you to stop saying "Binder" as though these 3 ring objects may be a new concept to me.
I especially want to staple things to your face when you mime it to me as well. Monkeys may find it amusing, or useful to have the concept of a binder depicted through hand motions but I find it offensive.Read 4 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Nutrionista on 06/27/2008:
Partner from hellA coworker and I always were exchanging invention ideas. We decide to figure out which one is best and go for it. It turns out to be the coworkers idea. OK, we have the item made and then, because I have more training, more talents, etc. I end up doing all the work. I make other prototypes, I set up accounts, find manufacturers, websites, documents, etc. The coworker talks a lot, worries a lot and when assigned things to do ends up screwing them up so badly that I end up jumping in and fixing them. Doesn't have any common sense, but thinks because the idea was theirs that the business should remain 50/50. Oh, and did I mention the personal life is a disaster? I'm talking affairs, depression, lots of drama on a daily basis. I'm tired of this and NOW, NOW that I am saying we need to dissolve this and do something different. The coworker NOW is attempting to make it work. Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by twiz on 06/23/2008:
Snake in the Lab ! Look out !Here's the problem, I need some advice on how to handle it.
We have a lab tech who makes up lies and rumors, and deliberately lies to other techs (about job-related information as well as fluff), who backstabs and makes a real effort to upset and distress his coworkers. He's making the job worse for everyone. Here's an example: "Hey, I overheard the boss saying to this other boss that they're watching you, they want to get rid of you." Here's another, "They're shutting down this other lab and bringing two lab techs over here, those lab techs have more experience and education so they'll be laying off here." Now, I was able to check up on this and these were BOTH complete fabrications made by him and only him....but in the meantime, he had caused a lot of hate and discontent. Is this loser just happy when other people are miserable, and how can I deal with this ? We have a completely indifferent management system in place, so HR is just a waste of time. I've tried challenging him on "who told you this rumor ? Where did you hear this ?" and he lies about that (unsuccessfully). But there are people who BELIEVE him and it's causing trouble.
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Posted by thelma on 05/27/2008:
NitpickerOne day, top management decided that it would be a ‘step in the right direction’ to get an assistant for our overworked CFO. It turned out the decision was not so smart since the CFO was not willing to delegate anything to anyone, least of all a new recruit. When the new guy was finally brought in, he was given pretty much the same tasks that we did with the added onus of coordinating and supervising our work - big job since that meant trying to control and supervise four unruly, laid back junior accountants. The new guy looked ok at first – a little bit too quiet and reserved for our liking - but halfway through his second week, he said something that put us off. We were called for a meeting in his office and he was telling us how things were to be done, handing out detailed work schedules and six-month forecasts printed in tiny fonts. ‘We’ll try to cut late stays at the office to a minimum’ he said and we were like ‘Dude, we cut late stays at the office down to zero!’ From then on it could only get worse. We would be called to his office individually, spending an hour being told something or other that could have been thrashed out in five minutes. He would spend hours trying to grapple with something that we would normally conclude in a fraction of the time, complicating matters needlessly, and losing himself in detail while missing more salient matters and expecting us to do the same. The CFO was getting annoyed and so were we. The ‘minimum’ late stays at the office became the norm (for him not for us) and we would all be gone by half past five while he labored on. We would joke with him telling him the office would still be there tomorrow morning but it was a lost cause! Sometimes, one or two of us would linger on for an hour – more out of pity than anything else – but only occasionally. The CFO is the type of bastard who constantly shouts us down and while we would systematically ignore his tantrums, the supervisor would take it so bad he would come back from these sessions to his office like a beaten dog. Many times his zeal clashed with our lack of it and it became clear that someone would have to go. Needless to say it was him. The amount of grief he got from the CFO coupled with the lack of cooperation from our side was just too much. He left within a few months (how did he last so long?) and life was back to normal – sort of. Two months on, we’re still suffering from the fallout – unfinished work on his part, trying to catch up where he left off and converting his overcomplicated systems to more manageable ones. Co-worker from hell no doubt – but then again, he’s probably thinking the same about us.
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Posted by humph! on 05/14/2008:
How ignorant are you Vickie?Sometimes I am really taken aback by how rude some people are. On Thursday I went out to have a smoke and I asked a butt ugly troll named Vickie for a light. The cow replied, "My lighter is getting low." Everyone she was standing with got a little slack jawed. Her friend, who is very nice and one of the people who was shocked, offered me a light.
I have never done anything to this little mutant. During my tour in the QA department, she made it a point to sarcastically say "that looks like hard work you should be taking some calls."
She didn't know anything about my work and dealing with my boss. My boss had temper tantrums and verbally abused me everyday at the time. The actual posting of the job should have been scapegoat. This QA department has already replaced my replacement. No matter what I did it was wrong and my boss would cut me to shreds everyday. Towards the end I felt like I couldn't do anything right.
This boss had me almost believing I was stupid and worthless. The other assistant and I had a research project on the same topic. I gave him my results and told him to hand them in as his own. I told him if our boss went ballistic I would tell her it was my work. Well because it was handed in from someone else, it was stellar work. I transferred out about a week later.
I think Vicky (the ugly troll) hates management and being a stupid frustrated coward she associated a QA lackey with management. I am back on the phones now. I don't treat my coworkers badly because that's what management wants. If we all hate each other and are willing to tell on one another we do 1/2 of management's job, keeping an eye on the workforce.
The rude and ignorant trolls of the workforce ruin morale faster than management ever could. They piss on their own legs and don't know why they stink!
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Posted by CK on 05/09/2008:
A$$hole partnerI really need to vent, this has been going on for years.
In short, my husband and our friend go into business together. I left my career and jumped in to help get the company going. It started out small, just a few employees (friends and family) and everything was fine. Since then, the business has grown quickly, and is now very successful. Although I am appreciative of what we have, the workplace is now a living hell. Our partner has turned into an overbearing and demeaning tyrant. He allows his personal problems to affect his emotions at work, which ultimately results in an onslaught of raging fits over the slightest mishaps. The fact that A LOT of his immediate family are co-workers doesn't necessarily help the situation either, although I get along fine with THEM. I honestly can't remember a day that someone wasn't called a "f**king idiot", and the like.
Although my husband is his business partner (and although it's not on paper I'd like to consider myself one as well)I feel torn about how to handle this. My husband has heard my complaints, and has even seen me cry sometimes after being attacked. He merely tells me to let it roll off my back, or fight back with the same obscene insults. I always freeze during these attacks, afraid to say what I'm really thinking. I've mulled this over, thinking I'm being overly sensitive, but I've heard EVERY employee we have complain about the same stuff. My husband wears the white hat in the business, and when we vacation the employees practically beg us not to go. I bust my ass every day, and my job responsiblities are many. I've considered walking about 100 times, but always stop myself because of our vested interest in the company. I certainly don't want to cause any ill-effects by leaving, because there are responsibilities I oversee that no one else knows how to do. WHEW! I already feel better! If anyone has advice for me, (or even a good rip or two to make me laugh)it would be greatly appreciated! Read 4 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 05/09/2008:
Level of outputOne of the advantages of working in a multi-nationality environment is that you get to meet people from far more diverse backgrounds than working with only locals. Unfortunately, not all the foreign co-workers are nice to work with and some are openly hostile and aloof. I worked for two years in such an environment and although it was a generally great experience, one particular person spoilt the fun for a while.
We were a multi disciplinary team – financial auditors, quantity surveyors and engineers – and our work was coordinated by a British national. His opinion of us was that we were a bunch of bumpkin, idle locals who had to be talked down to. This view of his came to the fore one day when an engineer subcontracted to the project we were on gave us a detailed account of our supervisor’s rating of each of us. We all had our own personal deficiencies; my defect was that I was always half asleep and that my output was low. There was only one thing to do at this point and that was to bring my output down to my supervisor’s level of what he thought it was. What’s the point of working hard when your manager sincerely believes you’re a slacker?
The day that we were informed that he was to be replaced was a day of jubilation. His replacement was also British but was a totally different person and within a few weeks, our level of efficiency and output went back to what it was before the previous manager darkened our office life.
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Posted by BonusOnus on 04/30/2008:
A back to stabJust like a spreadsheet, backstabbing is a versatile and useful office tool. It’s easy to master, helps to promote your image and you can fine-tune it to your needs. It has survived the information age intact and is self-propagating (back-to-back stabbing we call it at the office). For the poor devils at the receiving end (the backstabbed), it sucks - but so what!
There are clients and clients. I was working at the office of one client, doing audit work on their books when one of the directors came in and stood staring at me for a while. Then he said something that stopped me half way through a bank reconciliation.
“You’re not very good at your work, are you?” he said bluntly, “At least that’s what your audit manager told us!”
I was going to say that a bad manager always blames his subordinates. Instead I opted for a somewhat milder reply.
“Maybe, but you’re stuck with me for now,” I said, trying to sound as deadpan as I could while putting on a forced grin.
All through that day, that terse comment disturbed me no end and I found it hard to sleep that night. How could my manager – a former school buddy – say something like that behind my back; what else had he said about me and how many other clients had he said it to? Or was the client who called me incompetent just trying to put a rift between me and my manager.
It all became quite clear a couple of weeks later when, after a serious argument with one of the audit partners, my audit manager resigned. He took with him a number of clients, including the one who had disparaged me, and set up a practice of his own. Not very ethical, but that’s how many small audit firms start off.
As for me, that’s one backstabber taken care of. Next …..!!
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Posted by CK on 04/27/2008:
Is this guy a bully?My office was moved from one end of the building to the other, which put me closer to the production area. The guy who used to have my new office complained that he wasn't getting any of his work done because the production manager was constantly bothering him.
'Besides,' the PHB tells me, 'You're the art department and you need to have a close relationship with his department.'
Well, what am I going to say to that? I was tired of the production manager shouting at me from down the hallway- this only happened like twice a day and always work-related versus the other guy who was the PM's smoking and gossip buddy. Also, this new office was much, much nicer than my old one (painted and furnished very nicely, the old guy was so desperate to get away that he let me keep that furniture (this should've been a clue.))
So I'm in this new office and it became apparent that I got screwed (again.) PM now thinks that I'm his production helper monkey.
Every damn time this guy walks by my office he's got some packaging crisis in production that I absolutely have to drop everything I'm doing and go help him. I now spend more time in that little room than in my own office. When I complained about it PM he said:
'You're young so I'll forgive you for not realizing that this job isn't always glamorous. We're a small company, you have to help out sometimes and the economy is so bad everywhere that you should count yourself lucky to have this job instead of working in retail- THAT'S hellish. At least here you get to do the kind of work you do SOMETIMES.'
PHB found me loading product one day while PM was out getting supplies and asked me why I was there. But I can't complain without looking like a whiner- we were backed up for a while and I honestly had some downtime in my department. Besides, PHB and PM are butt buddies, although...
I used to think that PM stayed loyal to the company (we had some rough spots lately and almost closed) because he was PHB's friend, but he's been saying things like 'I'm too old to start over' and now I wonder if PM is just sucking up to PHB for THE POWER or something.
Anyway, I don't mind helping out in other departments except that there are a lot of instances where I find myself working alone DOING HIS JOB while he's surfing the net for personal items.
And personally I find him abrasive and hard to deal with. He picks and picks and picks until I start to lose my temper and then says: 'lighten up, Francis.' And then he proceeds to talk about how things like that don't bother HIM, implying that I must be oversensitive.
I told him that he was hard to relate to and he'll say 'just look in a mirror.'
Between PHB's frequent 'comedic' references to his sagging sex life and PM's racist humor, I feel completely alienated. And add to this mix this older butt-kissing woman who just thinks they're the just the greatest bunch of guys around and I'm starting to think I have no sense of humor.
Maybe I don't, maybe I'm as interesting as a wet tissue.
But I do remember that the position I now fill (in addition to my REAL job, yes, I'm saying it SATAN! MY! REAL!! JOB!!!) has an extremely high turnover rate and that everyone who's ever filled it has come unglued once or twice and lashed out at Sa- I mean, PM.
The happy ending to this is, I've decided to move to a bigger city to find more moolah (and maybe a job where I'll spend more than 10% of my time doing what I went to school for.) I'm leaving in two months.
You know what he says to that?
'Well, the economy is bad everywhere.'
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Posted by CK on 04/18/2008:
Ex-Employee SpeaksI used to work at a theater company where there are no redeemable characters. Everyone was absolutely cut-throat, backstabbing and downright non-caring. We were a small office of 8 people and worked long hours and weekend performances with very little pay. Since I rarely had quality time for my family, you'd think that a family-ISH environment would foster from this communal set-up.... but think again.
The man who ran/runs the place is sixty-eight, psychotic and in dire need of retirement. You would never know when his feeble top was going to blow. Now get this, I'd understand it if I were yelled at for submitting the wrong budget, screwing up with ticket sales, getting caught porn-surfing on the internet, embezzling or some other heinous crime ---- but this old fart would go ballistic over the smallest stuff: no rubber bands in the cabinet, you used a pen instead of a pencil, you are using yellow legal pads instead of white paper.... the ranting that resulted from these small things would go on for HOURS!!! I had to actually go on meds to keep my nerves from breaking through my skin --- either that or drink on the job!!!!
He was also a MASTER at micromanagemet to the point where it was absolutely crippling. He even wanted to be copied on EVERY email that was sent to anyone outside and INSIDE the organization. And to make matters worse, he had the password to all email accounts. His nighttime pleasures came from reading the office email transactions of the day. (TRUE STORY, I kid you not...) We all know he read our stuff, because he could repeat "word for word" conversations that were held only via email.
Now... to make this LONG story shorter. He had an old, loyal cronie female spy who had worked for him in that torture chamber for 20 years -- T W E N T Y years. She (Matahara) was notorious for fixing everyone in the office a nice healthy plate of cold HELL. She enjoyed - relished getting us in hotwater with Mr. Psycho. By the way... she was terribly in love with Mr. Psycho who didn't give a damn about her. When Mr. Psycho would tell Matahara to do something, he would often use the words "get off your fat a**". (I know that your and my Human Resources bells are ringing... but this is a small privately owned company ---- HR was / is Mr. Psycho).
After a year of this insanity, I QUIT....and left the asylum with my dignity intact. But just the other day, I heard through the grapevine that Matahara had been fired. Someone new had come in and encouraged the old coot to fire her.
I don't know how to feel about it. Matahara must be devastated. That theater company was her life and so was the boss. I thought that I would be smiling about the spy getting the boot. But I can't help but feel sorry for her. Matahara is only a couple of years away from retirement. The sun is shining outside, but I find myself being drawn back to her and the darkness that she must be feeling on this beautiful day.
I wish that I could be cold and heartless like one of those daytime soap opera characters --- but that's not me. I'm human. I have feelings. My friends are all telling me to rejoice and they don't want to hear any talk about being sorry for Matahara. I wish I could be a cold fish -- but I've learned the hard way that karma is as unpredictable as a hurricane.
So.... I'm releasing these thoughts into the void. I hope that by doing this tht I can mentally put an end to my thoughts about Matahara, any connection with that nasty theater company, and my fears of all the evil people that still remain.Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Wage Slave on 04/18/2008:
How to be a coworker from hell...?Check out this article! You too can be a (fecal chute) at work and in your daily life! Hee hee hee! I might just get that book, too!
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Give an a**hole enough rope....So this Indian coworker (L) was at this meeting that was caused by him boasting about a SW library and creating more work for another coworker (H) of ours (see my previous post - Taking Credit But Not Doing the Work). H had to do a meeting to show what his library could do. It didn't go so well. There were other groups that started questioning why we were doing it this way. L started to look bad so he made an excuse that this was the better way to go because it would be easier because H could be the domain expert of the library but the library was easy to use so other programmers could just access APIs of the library without having to know the nuts-and-bolts of the library.
The argument went back and forth and this SW developer from another group, who isn't easily BS'd, kept asking more probing questions. L kept making excuses and then said that he preferred this way because this way, everybody could know the library without having H as a domain expert (and hence a bottleneck). The other guy then jumped on L and said "You just contradicted yourself. You said earlier that this was the way to go because you didn't need everyone using this library to be a domain expert. Now you're saying that everyone would be a domain expert. Which one is it?"
Ha ha ha. L looked bad in front of everyone. Give someone like him enough rope and he'll hang himself.
L had a look on his face. This is a guy who goes to extremes to look good to the superiors and others. A few times, he'd give Powerpoint presentations and because he's not very technical, he'd have mistakes in the slides. I'd correct him in the meeting, saying something like "I don't think that's quite right" or "that might not be correct". He didn't like that because it made him look bad so he told me in no uncertain terms not to correct him in public.
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Posted by thelma on 03/26/2008:
Taking credit but not doing the workSo in our dept. meeting today, one of my coworkers (H) was asked to give status on what he was doing. He has been busy programming libraries and has done a good job. Another coworker (L), someone who has not accomplished much but strives to promote himself, physically moved closer to H, I mean, he stood next to H, and started bragging about how H's libraries would do all these great things. But he made it sound like L had something to do with H when he did nothing on H's project.
Well, the others in the meeting started asking questions and wondering if H's libraries would work on their projects. It looks like this "interest" will cause more work for H, even though he didn't ask for it. It was because of L's self-boasting. I saw it for what it was - H didn't look too eager for taking on more work that he didn't ask for. My manager made a crack that subtlely showed that he wasn't happy that H was being drawn into more work that would distract him from making progress on his current project. But there was L, who wanted to be the center of attention, promoting himself and tying himself to a project that has high visibility even though he had nothing to do with it.
Ever have these kinds of coworkers? Self-promoters who aren't very good but try to talk a good game and take too much credit for their accomplishments? This guy L has, on previous projects, claimed to have done 75% of the work on a project when he only did 33%. Not very technical but he thinks he's manager material. He hasn't done a good job on any project so he tries to substitute quality for quantity, doing a quick, crappy job on a project and trying to go to the next one, so he can claim on his performance review that he worked on 10 different projects this year.
And for all the posturing L does, he's not very well thought of. He's known for doing crappy work but he either doesn't realize this or he doesn't care. Other development groups have complained about him but he deflects their criticisms with excuses (he tried to have me do his work once because he wasn't technical enough to do it and I refused, which pissed him off). He's considered mediocre, but he thinks he's an invaluable member of my team.
Oh yeah, L's also Indian. I see L's behavior in other ethnic groups. But I have to say that I see it a lot more among Indians than any other ethnic group.Read 9 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 03/21/2008:
Wild hair-brain thoughtsI have been hearing a WILD story lately! I heard that our over glorified call ticket pusher thinks of himself as Supervisory/Management material and should be promoted! And what ... he has a High School diploma?!? He is more like a secretary than anything else.
I tell ya! This guy is french-kissing rear like a rabid Pepe La Pew. He has, on purpose, divided our department of his favs and the REAL workers. Of course the favs get all the fluff while the workers get all the cr@p work. I am a fine example of his handiwork.
Granted that I may be BIG as well as strong but there is only so much a body can take! And I was given a constant flow! I was told it is because I "am good at doing it." I explained that I try to do good at my job ANYWAY! Besides, no one else was willing to do all that lifting! And they are half me age! I guess Game Boy was more their style. And boy did I hear about all the whining about the work! "It's too much for one person to do!" was one that got back to me! When I went out I was told that it took at least two people to do the task that I was assigned on my own!
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Posted by CK on 03/06/2008:
For Work Next WeekI came up with a new phrase--I think. Has it been coined before? The New Phrase is...Prima Donna Drama. We all have one.Add a Reply
The Ladies in my Office 101Here's a profile of the other ladies in my office. Since I'm female, I'll include my own, as well, to avoid any appearance of discrimination.
THE MANAGER - Sneaky and underhanded, she'll smile to your face then rip you apart behind your back. VERY self-centered to the point that casual lunchroom conversation is always centered around her, her life, her husband, her kid, etc etc etc. To the point where you hear the same stories over and over again.
She doesn't want any of her subordinates speaking to there managers, except through her. That way, she can spin the story to her liking.
She NEVER admits even the tiniest of mistakes. For example, she insisted she gave me some reports, which, she did clearly did not. Instead of, "oh, gosh, I thought I gave you those reports and here they were on my desk the whole time! Sorry about that!" it's a dirty look as she plops the reports on my desk, as if I REALLY HAD THEM at one point and put them back in HER office to be funny.
THE DYSFUNCTIONAL RECEPTIONIST - Spends more time on her personal cell than answering company phones. Is consistently late and misses a lot of work due to personal issues, but is well-liked by THE MANAGER and does well with customers so she gets away with a lot. Usually looks like hell every morning.
MISS "GEE I WONDER HOW THAT HAPPENED???" DATA ENTRY CLERK -Always has an excuse as to why errors occurred that do not include her own ineptitude. Very young and cute, which, I think, is what leads database and IT employees spend counteless hours trying to find somehing wrong in the process instead of with MISS GIWHTH's work.
SYBIL (aka MISS BIPOLAR) - We never know if she's going to be disgustingly jubilant or completely morose. Do we say hello... or just walk away. Prone to obscenity-laced tantrums that would get anyone else fired, but for some reason, she's still here.
THE OLDER ONE - Longest length of service of any of the office gals, but not the highest paid and she knows it. She's very bitter about that fact and tends to over-react to the small stuff. Can't keep her mouth shut about anything so don't trust her with confidential stuff. However, she's an EXCELLENT employee and very valuable to the company.
THE PERFECT ONE - (no, its not me!) Really knows her stuff and does a good job. However, when she does slack, her lack of follow-through trickles down through the entire system. Oh, and that's OK because she socializes with THE MANAGER. And I think the two of them are each others only friends.
THE ONE WHO SLEEPS WITH HER BOSS - Has been boffing her boss for over a year and I'm one of two people who know. It doesn't seem to be affecting work, but we all know that it will... eventually.
THE ANNOYING OFFICE-CLICHE GAL - Peppers everyday chit-chat with those stupid phrases that we all hate:
(on Monday)"It sure FEELS like a Monday!"
(on Tuesday)"Is it Friday yet?"
(on Wednesday) "We made it this far!"
(on Thursday) "It's almost Friday!"
(on Friday) "Hey, it could be worse! At least it's Friday!"
THE PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE-YET-HIGHLY-EFFECTIVE JOKER - The admin assistant who knows how to perform nearly every job in the office, thus, must fill in when people are gone. Gladly accepts the challenge out loud, then bitches silently as her own work goes undone. Consistently receives praise from managers, but not from her own manager. Always making people laugh but could be seen as a bit overbearing. Pisses off management by not being a yes-woman all the time, and is prone to giving her opinion even when its not wanted. Not always the most professional person in the office, but knows when to turn on the charm if needed. Needs to learn to shut her hole when it's appropriate to do so. Wants more responsibility and willing to accept more accountability, as well, but works in an environment that's only conducive to stagnation. Would love to switch gears and move on, but the pay is so good that it would be impossible to find another company in this area willing to pay as much.Read 6 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Wage Slave on 02/27/2008:
Gold-digger!FOAF comin' at ya with another tale from Hell's Advertising Agency.
If you remember my previous story from my old job, you remember Rumor Man and his dastardly plans. However, I neglected to tell you about his wife. Madame Gold-digger! (In case you haven't noticed, I enjoy giving my ex-cow-irkers humorous names).
Now, GD wasn't exactly a bad lady. For all intents and purposes she was actually pretty decent. She wasn't a PHB, she actually knew her job (compared to 3/4 of the agency's workforce), but let me tell you, there was a reason we called her Gold-digger.
You see, it was fairly common knowledge that she married Rumor Man for his moolah. His manooch, his greenbacks, his cha-ching, his bling, his mon-ay. The problem is (and believe me, we heard enough of these laments for us to collectively buy earplugs) that he wasn't exactly that good in the bed department. Lady, we didn't need to hear this crap!
So, to quote Chicago, she started fooling around. Then she started screwing around, which is fooling around w/o dinner. But the real kicker is that she constantly did this to agency employees. And, due to her high position (her husband hired her and gave her a managerial post *cries*) she basically held the power of firing over us. She would flirt with anything that had legs!
Lucky for me she never tried to "attract" me (courtesy of her husband's little rumor, read previous story), but those she did, didn't exactly enjoy a great deal of longevity in the company. Either they quit or were shunted to another department, but they was going, going, go-o-ne.
And the real kicker is, she wasn't even that good looking, kind of plain. Oh, and Rumor Man never seemed to even notice either.
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Posted by the confessor on 02/19/2008:
a Jerk I'm doing a contract in Denver and this new guy from NJ started. Heâs obese and on the first day he just glared at me in the meetings he glares at me all the time. And asks favors of people all the time and for money. We are in the computer field. He brags that he's this great singer with a great voice. He about 5'7" and weights about 340lbs. with a pocked marked face. Heâs like Shallow Hal he thinks heâs great. He asked me how much I was making on the first week. I told him not much. then he pushed me to telling him and I gave him a much lower figure than he. He told me how much he was making and I got ripped off in negotiations. he also told me that he also has a gun with license to carry in the state of Florida, Ohio and NJ but not Colorado yet because he's not a residence.
Every day he puts on his head set but listens to me and the perm guys talk with is volume turned down. Then he'll get up and come over to me with a nurf ball and throw it at my head while Iâm concentrating on my work. And he'll pull up a chair and sit behind me. I don't know what to do about this guy he invades my personal space all the time. He talks about one of the other guys that heâs an idiot etc. He's got tattoosâ up his arm and a big cross ear ring. He looks like a fat KC and the Sunshine van! I guess he's been married and divorced 3 times and his dad was a marine.
He came up to me the other day unexpectedly and asked me to drive him to the hospital for his day procedure and did it in a very intimidating way and I didnât want conflict so I said yes I would. And then he asked me to drive him to the dealership to get his car fixed and because I live closest to him I said yes I would and I did that the other day.
Now if I got in an accident I world have been liable for him and out of fear and intimidation It world have been my own fault. I feel like a fool and a sucker. Now he wants me to drive him to the Hospital and pick him up from a procedure. he asks me almost every day at work he asks me to go out with them. He has a small following. Whenever the boss comes in he acts so nice. Our boss works from home so he's never there. The perm guys see what a jack ass he is. But they can't do anything about it they donât want to look bad by complaining about him. So last week my boss instant messengers me that he wants to extend our contracts. So I told my boss yes. and I overheard them saying don't answer take your time answering him. you don't want to look desperate. that's what kind of jerks they are.
Now Iâm having second thoughts about staying. When this guy goes away back home, the job is so much fun. All the stress is gone from the room! This week I want to tell him Iâm not driving him and to find alternative transportation. and to stay out of my personal space.
When this guy doesnât take NO for an answer, he gets red faced and glares and asks why when I tell him I don't want to go out with them after work. So how is he going to take the news Iâm not driving him to the hospital. And to stay out of my personal space and get back to work I'm working.
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Posted by CK on 02/17/2008:
Super BitchYou should know I am a male. early 20's and I am just landed myself a job in my field of study. This is really my first job out of college; the first job that will set up the rest of my future. I have only been there a week.
I made a comment to a co-worker that she was having lunch at 5pm, and she said to me "you cannot talk to me like that, me and bob have repor(however you spell it) but you and I don't, seriously". I said to her, "I don't think you understood me". then she said "I have a short temper that is just the way I am". Holy crap is she right, she bites off everyone's head even the bosses, and they all take it. she is training me to do her job.
I pray that they want me to replace her. So eventually she will be fired. that would be great. my day today sucked big hairy balls. Read 6 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Bookwoman on 02/16/2008:
Who Am I To Oppose Deserved Karma?Just sitting down to lunch with my Coke and my sandwich and I am asked to pick up the phone. It turns out the office paranoid back-stabber (that I have posted about before) went out to lunch and has a flat tire. I manage not to say, “Sucks to be you!” and hang up and instead ask why she asked to speak to me.
Apparently, it was because I was the only man in the office and changing a tire is men’s work. I hesitated while thinking of various exchanges that could be made based on this genre of stereotype. Maybe I don’t want to wash a dish in the office for as long as she works there. Perhaps she could vacuum my office once a week while I supervise. Having her clean the men’s bathroom could be fun. Breaking into my self-amusing thoughts she asks, “You really don’t want to come out here and change the tire?” I responded, “You don’t want to change the tire and that is why you called me.” The person she was with had someone on her cell so that was the end of the conversation.
As expected, she came into the office fuming and vented it all out on everyone else in the break room. I was happily back in my office by the time she returned. Turns out, I’m an a**hole. However, she seems to have overdone it, even for her. Some of her allies in the office have distanced themselves from her and I think this managed to show everyone a bit of how crazy she is. I don’t think I have ever been happier to be an a**hole.Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by thelma on 02/12/2008:
Maybe Im being paranoidI sit next to the office " B--ch"...
She complains about EVERYTHING.... even now that she has been promoted... and she has a love/ hate relationship with me.....who has only been with the company 9 months... but moved up into her section.....Ppl says she is jealous,,, But I don't see it...
Anyway... the other day she did this child like sing song to me about how she " Knew secret about me" and when she finally spilled told me that her Ex bF ( who SHE dumped because she cheated on him)... had told her I had flirted with him when he used to work there!..
Now.... he was FIRED months ago for his bad behavior and Yes I was friends with him... but NO I didn't flirt with him....I feel he is trying to make her mad because she dumped him and now he has to go live with his Mommy across the Country.... But I assure U I had NO interest In flirting with him... HE However DID flirt with me but I just ignored it because it was just talk and he wasn't Coming on to me or anything...But I REALLY don't want to open up a can of worms and TELL her that...since I sit next to her and have to look at her nasty face all day....
Point is... He told her this... and that I started the flirting.... OMG so NOT the case.... so Now she thinks I came on to her BF at the time.. EWW!!...
And know her Lovely professional attitude.... she may just Blurt it out during work...." well U flirted with X".... because she is Just THAT Kind of Lady....
I really don't know how to handle this short of just looking at her and saying out loud...."UMMM.... Told u Once nO.... and I meant it..."
we work in a pretty open minded place.... so I really don't think my Boss would want to be bothered with this... so I would need to deal with it... so... any suggestions... or am I just being PMSy and Paranoid? lolRead 12 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 02/09/2008:
Why?It's always a little strange when people bitch about me because I am very boring. There's not much to talk about and, frankly, I didn't know anyone cared that much. But, apparently, they do.
I work in a small office -- which I suppose makes it even worse. Recently our company was swallowed up by a very big company and our small division is going to be shutting down. This means several people will be losing their jobs.
For the last ten years I have been working very hard to make a difference and drive improvements. I have been successful at meeting some important company goals and have worked with other divisions to help them with some quality systems stuff. Unfortunately, a few of my coworkers hate me and I cannot figure out why.
Someone complained to my boss that I am never there and, when I am, all I do is my homework. When he did not give them the answer they wanted they immediately complained to the H.R. department at our corporate headquarters. They're response: "She is too valuable an employee for you to worry about." :)
Recently, with all of the buyout and everything that's going on, I was offered a job at the corporate level. I have been put on some very aggressive projects regarding the merger and have given up some of my other duties in order to do well with these projects. I did not raise my hand and volunteer. I was told that this was what I was going to be working on.
The same said coworkers won't even talk to me. We had a potluck last week and they didn't participate. They are angry at management but taking it out on me.
I know that saying someone is "jealous" sounds very stupid and juvenile. However, I know that these people are jealous. I suppose I shouldn't care but I do. It hurts my feelings because after all of these years they are angry at me for being successful instead of being supportive.
I will try to get it off my mind. Writing it down helps. I will focus on being successful and stop worrying about what others think of it. I know that it's okay to be good at my job and to be wanted.
Thanks for letting me rant. Best of luck to everyone!
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Posted by CK on 01/27/2008:
I have a job that I (up till now) have really liked. Almost a year ago, I got my friends husband a job at the same place. Oh My God, he is the most paranoid, angry, morale deflating person I have ever encountered. And now just a few days ago, the 2 of us got called outside for a confrontation. He had the nerve to tell me I was psycho....Mr Mood Swing....and when I told the owner of how disruptive his attitude was, the manager said "I don't see it that way". This guy walks around all day complaining that our customers are "in-bred" and how much he hates them, complains about how much money the other servers make because he is stuck delibrately in the back area that is not as busy as the front. When he is not complaining, he is text messaging another waiter This is weird, because he is 47 yrs old and his only friend is a bi-sexual 27 yr old, yeah creepy, considering he is married to one of my vest friends, who by the way isn't so best anymore either. I just don't know what to say to her, I am not going to bad mouth her husband) He is so disruptive, that I am looking for another job. I guess it is not just that I can't stand working with him, it is the reaction of my superiors letting him get by with this behavior that is very eye opening. I am a reactionary and have struggled with this situation because of the friendship part, but now he is just being hateful and vicious and I think I am the one that will end up paying for it. He was recently convicted of embezzlement from his last job and he has a gambling problem. ( I haven't told anyone this). His wife has already moved to Reno and for some eason, supposedly because of his probation, he can't go with her right now...how much longer, I don't know.I don't understand why, unless he plans on staying here and leaving her.
Heeelllppp!!!!!!!!!!!!Read 6 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Dumber than a Catbox full of sh*t on 12/31/2007:
It Never EndsMy main gripe is my coworker, I will call her Cindy, never pulls her weight around the office and what makes it worse is that the boss just thinks that Cindy walks on water. My idiot boss has no idea about what goes on in that office, there is only the three of us. What makes it so hard is that he would never believe me if I told him what Cindy pulls on a daily basis. First of all, I was at this company first and I'am full-time. When my boss and I interviewed this gal, it was understood that she would help answer the phone and wait on customers, and her position was only part-time. Well, from day one, she played it out that she had to be there all day in order to get her work done.....bull! There is no reason for her to be full-time and eventually, the boss allowed her to become a full-time employee. What my idiot boss doesn't realize, is that Cindy messes around with personal e-mail all day and even does personal work for an organization she belongs to on company time. I can be up to my elbows in paperwork but still have to answer the phone and wait on customers while Cindy sits in her office, eats and surfs the net. My boss baby talks Cindy and shows her special attention all of the time and even pays her more! No, they are not romantically involved. My boss talks down to me and never listens when I try to air my greviances. I have been job hunting but had no luck so far. I really like my job, but this crap with those two is making me see red. Cindy calls him horrible names and talks about him to other people behind his back. The idiot boss claims to be super religious, but is very judgemental and gossips behind peoples back every day, it's so disgusting. Oh, and all of the guys at work think Cindy is the best because she bats her eyes at them and goes out of her way to suck up to everyone and why? Because she can and the idiot boss makes her look good to them. Now me on the other hand, I sit there and work like a dog and it doesn't matter. Other people including Cindy see how my boss treats me and when I confront him on showing favortism, he just laughs at me. So, does anyone have any suggestions for me? My husband tells me to ignore them, but it's hard to do when you work in a small office and it is thrown in your face everday.
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Posted by CK on 12/29/2007:
old lady does not equal harmlessI work with a miserable unproductive harvester of misery that is causing all of us to loose clients. She thinks nobody would suspect her, an old lady, of cursing out loud, berating clients, having personal call fights mid-office and slamming around things intermittently throughout the day. That may be, but I intend to record, hit play and dispel the myth so she can no longer play the "harmless old lady" card if I can do that. She is jealous of her friend who got the job she thought she was going to get when hires, She in spite of any level of supportive mentoring or help is unwilling to work unless she thinks someone important is near. She rips these same people down behind each others backs just like everyone else. She is in a low position and only intends to be a slow acting poison to the boss and everyone she's around because she is opposed to doing her job. She practically has HR on speed dial daily for CYA when she's late or wants to invent an issue or excuse. She milks away every hour of pay she can while mostly making personal calls to stir fighting wherever she can. She makes it impossible to do business. She acts like it's a free ride. Other people her age work as hard as anyone and yet this one person takes advantage of the place and destroys our company client relationships with her foul mouth and our office moral with her quiet gossip. It's time to throw mama from the train before it derails. Does anyone here know how to get rid of a nasty person like this?Read 5 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by the confessor on 12/29/2007:
Men Behaving BadlySeveral of our newer call center reps think it's fun to run around in the aisles, wrestle & yell over their cubicles at each other during business hours. Yes, really. One guy even broke another guy's shoulder because they were rough-housing. Their managers seem to promote this immature behavior & one manager seems to think he's coaching a kid's ball team. He constantly yells "GO TEAM!" & "HOW ARE WE DOING TODAY?" in a very loud voice. This can be heard all across the call center.
Needless to say, if I brought up the immaturity of the CSRs to their manager, he wouldn't do anything about it. Therefore, I will be sending the information to the manager's supervisor to see if something can be done about the disruptive behavior the rest of us have to endure on a daily basis. I'm sick of the stupidity!Read 10 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Dumber than a Catbox Full of Sh*t on 12/26/2007:
Leaving the Mad HouseI work in a small company that has 12 people. Most of them are not tech savy, do not get along with each other and scream like whiny children. They rely on me for a lot of office support. I'm smart, kind and have always been respectful of others. But a lot of good this has done me!
Several months ago, a new supervisor was brought in and given a lot of room to make changes in the organization. SHE bitched about how awful situations were and started hiring her friends and friends of friends to work at our company. It has now turned into a frikkin family reunion!!!!
It didn't take long before two camps were formed: us, the old staff --- verses -- them, the family)
The "family" gets to laugh it up, have extended lunch breaks and unexplained absences and vacation days. The old staff work early and late hours, get to have lovely meetings about performance issues and get publicly humiliated for every thing we do. Sadly, I fall into the category of the old staff. I don't deserve being humilated and recently submitted my resignation.
My resignation didn't seem to phase anyone. However, now that I'm nearing my last day, folks are suddenly panicking.
My supervisor has practically camped outside my door for fear that I have vital information stored in my head and that I can't leave without divulging secrets. The information stored in my head is called SKILL and TALENT. And these f##kers don't have it. You are born with it.
One of the new people who has been the most verbal bitch to me asked if I had any work tips or information that I need to share with him. I wanted to sock that son-of-a-**** in the nose. Instead, I simply said "NO". He walked away, but I'm sure that this won't be the end of it. He'll go ratting to the supervisor that I'm holding back secrets.
I'm feeling so angry, yet so calm, and so twisted. I don't know what to feel.
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Posted by SouthernProgrammer on 12/21/2007:
The Bitch can't let go!!!this chick is always around ,has no life.and I am being compared to her..shes's been with the company for 3 yrs how could I know what she knows!!!Read 4 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by IILL on 12/20/2007:
What do I do?Hi Guys, sorry I've been absent for a while. I've had to get a root canal, and I've still been fighting that damned dragon called insomnia, so I haven't been by the site in a while....I've been out cold on my face on my living room couch.
However, I've been pondering this for a while, and wanted to bring it before the other wizened schmobbers for review and opinion:
There is this guy at work, we'll call him Joe. Joe is a fellow nerd like me, and has an appreciation for the same games and anime that I do. However, there lies therein a creepiness to him that has had several little red flags waving in my face over the last ten months.
When I met Joe, it was generally understood that he favored girls of generously proportioned lower halves, particularly black girls.
I am not black, but I happen to have a generous lower half, and that part of me seems to because for attention from this guy. He would say something about it nearly every time he saw me push open a door with my rear end (hands full of mail or what have you), and I always found it weird. It made me feel weird.
When halloween came around, he said to me,"It would be so cool if you came to work dressed like Rikku (scantily clad video game character from Final Fantasy X-2) for halloween!"
I looked at him funny and mentioned she barely wore anything and it wasn't appropriate for work.
That started to weird me out when he would repeat himself.
Another time I had worn a favorite old dress that I often wear to work, and I happen to think it compliments me well, and drapes nicely. When I handed Joe his daily stats (which always suck because he barely works--I believe the only reason he still has a job is because his aunt is one of our managers), his eyes wandered over my pelvic region, and he said, "You're teasing me."
Quite frankly, that's the most openly disgusting thing anyone has ever said to me in a work setting.
I really wanted to kick him in the face right then and there.
There was nothing suggestive about my dress. The hem is down to my KNEES for pete's sake.
So, I was discussing these incidents with my lunchtime walking buddy, and she said he'd said similar things to her. Whenever she walked past him he'd make comments about her butt. She declared he is very much a creep and she doesn't talk to him anymore. I had actually done the same, as I was getting sick of his weird comments, and my responses became, "You used to be nicer. What happened?"
I eventually stopped talking to him altogether. I think he's mad at me for never flirting back and ceasing socializing with him completely. He's begun to insult me from time to time, and it really bothers me.
Have I become a recipient of sexual harassment? Should I speak to the company president or the owner? They like me very much, and I really don't want to rock the boat, but I do feel that one of these days I'm going to break both of his knees and then his face.
Recalling these events makes me feel violent and angry.
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Posted by ResearchScientist on 12/19/2007:
When can I start doing my job?I was hired nine months ago to take over duties for someone else at a company so the other person could handle other things that needed to be taken care of. Long story short, the owners don't like the way she was doing the job but like the fact that she has been around for so long, they want her to stay and use her tenure for something that will benefit her and the company which is great for everyone.
You'd think everything would be fine, but she is not happy about the change and now doesn't want to do the job. I knew this was going to happen. She never bothered to train me when they asked her to show me things, when I asked her things sometimes she'd tell me the truth, sometimes she didn't and I'd waste time running around for no reason. I've put up with her tantrums, silent treatments, nasty emails and criticizms...it's a lot for one person to take but this is a great job opportunity and I don't want to give it up. I also can't find another job with this kind of pay.
I've been nothing but understanding which management is incredibly grateful for, but I've told them it's gotten totally out of hand and told our manager several times that something needs to change. Now the gal has been told she officially needs to do her new job as issues keep coming up which could easily be fixed if she'd do her job...and she literally still will not leave her office or take steps to start her new position, won't do anything else...just continues to try to do my job. She is being stubborn and in my opinion, is just waiting for things to blow over so she can go back to things the way they were.
No "official" announcement has been made to have everything switched completely over to me so when anyone comes to her with anything, she doesn't give it to me and does it herself. She also continues to try to one up me on everything which is really pathetic.
I've warned management that I'm moving forward and if she blows, she blows, because I have things to do. They seem fine with it as they agree. They know now that this has gone on too long and say they are now finally ready to tell her that she either has to accept this job or leave. It's been a month...I'm not kidding.
I've never experienced something as crazy as all of this! I keep getting asked to be patient but this is crazy! I know they need to just sit her down, tell her to clear out her stuff and get to work or get out, but this is ridiculous!
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Posted by Dum Dum Da Dum , Dum Dum Da Dum (funeral music) on 12/17/2007:
EXI got a great job, but my ex, who is still in love with me (I broke up with him A YEAR ago)works here too. We get along OK (I ignore him), but now I'm dating his roommate! Can you say Tense??Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by UnsupportedSupport on 12/14/2007:
Knows my button and *#@! pushes it every timeI work with a SOW that enjoys the EXCREMENT out of seriously p*#@ing me off. God, I'd like to run over her in the parking lot a dozen times and squish her nasty guts down the sewer hole. I've done all the corporate POSTERIOR kissing suck-up and shut up EXCREMENT that I can stand, she doesn't change; but I'm supposed to keep putting up with her crap. She's stupid, overpaid and can't hear a (EXPLETIVE) word anyone says to her. Her title is engineer, but she couldn't engineer her way out of a pile of EXCREMENT. How's this language for professional? OMG, I've been working professionally for 18 years, and I've never met anyone who I'd like to force feed drain cleaner to more than this one. Read 4 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 12/04/2007:
and I? Need to be more compassionate?I am now in a CS position with a chance to excel. I do TRY to be compassionate but there is ONE guy that drives me batty! it is an office wide problem and everyone has tried to deal with him. Dilbert DANCES at his desk in front of the CEO while he is interviewing ppl, gives out wrong information to clients, talks over ppl, is condescending to the new workers, has done everything but full out physically sexually harass the female workers ( all expect me for some reason, I think he knows better), and this past week FELL asleep at his desk. He is so underproductive and has actually asked ME why ppl don't like him, why he keeps getting called into the Bosses office and what he is doing wrong. I told him what I saw, since he asked me.. and he ARGUED with me, and NO changes were made. Another co-worker and I were talking about it, and a project manager who is not over us but is Mid management made a comment that " I need to be more compassionate If i ever want to be a manager". Am I crazy? I have tried to ignore it, deal with it on my own, talk to the boss about it, talk to HIM about it, all of it and NOTHING helps... and I get slammed from a higher up.. am I missing something?Read 13 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by dumber than a catbox full of sh*t on 12/01/2007:
Alpha Bitch and the Thin Sheet of IceBefore I begin, I'd like to mention that I grew up with an emphasis on the importance of dreams, as they can tell us important things about ourselves, our lives, and others' intentions toward us. They are hardly ever literal, and the meanings behind certain images differ from person to person, and from culture to culture.
There runs in my family several images that we share, that mean roughly the same things. Among them is the snake.
The snake for me and my family is a representation of disaster, betrayal and deception at the active hands of others.
The other night I dreamed of two. They were two cobras in a jar of pickled herring (weird, I know, but it's a dream, right?). One liked to remain IN the jar, while the other liked to pop out and bite anyone who got too close and might have wanted any of that pickled herring. Well, this jar of snakes and fish ended up sitting in the middle of my kitchen stove. Well, I wanted some of that herring, sooooo, I reached for the jar, and the aggressive snake popped out, spread its hood and hissed at me. I reached again and it spat venom into my eyes. When I recoiled and covered my face with one hand, it bit me on the other hand. It had fairly small teeth, and as I saw a little bit later in the dream, very weak venom.
Alpha Bitch has a new toadie at work who follows her around like a lost dog. Toadie is much younger, so I feel that to some degree she really doesn't know any bettter. They lunch together, take smoke breaks together, and generally play around together in the office. Toadie girl really isn't that much of a threat to me, as she tends to be just fine around me and doesn't act any diffferently than if she were following around Alpha Bitch. Two snakes in a jar of fish. One wants to bite everyone, the other stays in the jar with the fish.
Alpha bitch likes to follow my boss around and whisper in her ear. Whatever it is she says, I really don't know. But, what could be so sensitive that she has to follow her around and whisper in her ear all day? My guess (and a few others') is that all she's doing is gossiping. My boss, too nice of a person to tell her to take her gossip and piss off, just nods and listens and goes about her work.
Lately, also the Alpha Bitch has been watching me closely again, looking for an opening to jab in sometthing sharp, but she's been ultra nice to me, too. Venom in the eyes. Attempt at deception.
I know that because I AM well-liked, do my work and only leave my desk to do other tasks, take potty breaks and lunch, she can't take it. I'm sure she's walked around and told lies to whoever will listen about me and whoever else is on her hit list. More than once, people have come to MY desk and murmured to me, "Gee, I sure wish Alpha Bitch would just go back to her desk and actually work instead of standing around gossiping all day." I'm really tempted to mention it to my boss and her bosses.
However, I've made a promise to myself not to interfere. This one is good enough to hang herself. I don't need to do anything ^_^.
In fact, today my boss got out her matches and lit a fire under Alpha Bitch's butt. Alpha Bitch doesn't like being told she has shortcomings. So far, she is often late to work, doesn't do her work until the last minute and is always behind updating our fees. To boot, she takes too many smoke breaks and takes longer than she's supposed to. Our boss basically told her to get it in gear, because she was way behind.
Yup.... all she boils down to is a snake with a weak bite, weak venom and no lasting effects. I hope they fire her soon.
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Uh, Thanks?I have a couple of coworkers who I have a love/hate relationship with. They are the office bullies, but I never fall into their traps nor play into what they do. So they pretty much leave me alone. I've learned to not show my fear and it seems to work well.
Last week, we had a small issue with a few people in our specialized team, so I sent an email to everyone in our group and asked them a quick question.
Well the bully, without opening the email, right away took it personally as an attack against him. He threw a fit and went to our supervisor (who had a copy of the email as he was CC'd in on it). He shouted across the office about something or other in regards to just the subject of the email. Whatever, I ignored him and kept on working and let him dig his own hole.
Today, I'm sitting at my desk and he comes over with a donut and hands it to me. I then ask him what it's for and he said, "Well I heard you were craving these the other day. Since we were at the store, I thought I'd pick one up for you." So I thank him and he goes back to his desk.
Now it is true that I was talking with a co-worker in about this donut. But I'm a little freaked. Last week he was going off on me, this week he comes over with a donut and refused to take money for it.
I'm a little scared... Would you eat it?
(The hot and cold from this coworker to me has been going on for close to 3 years now too.)Read 6 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by sick of it on 11/19/2007:
Hr Woman Is Really LameThe HR Woman at my company is so lame. She is part time and comes to work with this holier than thou attitude and I'd love to smack her right in the face. She's a menopausal overweight too tall banshee woman and I'd like to see her fall off her chair and bark like a dog. She thinks she's an expert on everything, but in reality she's a clueless little twit. I will see her fall. Like an old statue. She thinks she's all that but she's actually none o this. I'll devise an evil plot to oust her. WAHAHAHAHA if she had a brain bigger than a pea she'd realize what a total idiot she is. She's a has-been who will get a big surprise when I see her demise. Dog woman! Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by dumber than a catbox full of sh*t on 11/15/2007:
I Hate You GabeI worked at an insurance place, selling insurance allll day long. I had an office all to myself and it was the dirtiest office of them all. well...there is this person named Gabe. (eh I want to shoot her whenever I hear that name.) she was the 'second best worker' in the building and I was fourth best worker, who cares. but she was such a brat! she would come into my office everyday and say "you need to clean this place up! or I'm telling boss!" or "tell me why I'm in second best worker and ur in fourth? oh that's right, I'm #1 and u suck azz". she would always where those revealing shirts showing stuff. one time there was a chance where I could prove I could be 1st best worker, and Gabe got the chance too...I had a GREAT idea and that little devil stole it right out of my office drawers when I left to go to the restroom. I said she stole it from me when she got the 1st place best worker award thing, but my boss never believes me, Gabe always convinces him that shes right and I'm wrong. but a bitch. but o well.Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by anonymous on 11/16/2007:
Hitting at work!I am not sure if I am over reacting but why do people at (WORK only )always back hand or slap me? Mostly in my arms or legs, I swear that I want to turn to them and punched them as hard as I can in the shoulder area and give them a charie horse. They mostly do it when I am least expecting it and I get startled and my face turns red, I don't know I have been trying to ignore it but I have been taught to keep my hands to myself and am to embarrassed to ask them not to slap me, I am afraid on day I might blast the person back.
I almost did one day when I was getting drilled by my bosses and a coworker came up from behind and slapped me on my back so hard you could hear that hollow sound and said, "What's the matter you under pressure" and laughed and walked away, I was pissed, do guys hit each other at work?
I am a chick and I am not sure if these are friendly gestures or what? I don't know ....... It's weird!Read 15 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Wage Slave on 11/14/2007:
MobbingI know that mobs pick a target based on the whom they fear the most, I have been the target of a mob for quite sometime. I usually am quite amused with their behavior and this has been I think fuel to their flames of insecurities. However, on my hour commute to work today, I really started to think about how much more of the abuse I can take. I almost turned my vehicle around to go home, because honestly, my sh!t meter is pegged to the limit. What made me keep going? I don't really know. I could walk away from my life right now, literally. If I did not hate the cold weather, I would most certainly, just leave everything behind. I would find a nice warm beach somewheres and build a hut and eat coconuts and fish for food.
I see homeless people everyday, if they can do it, so can I! Maybe this is it, maybe I have crossed the line of no return? Do you know what? I don't even care about leaving my dogs to fend for themselves. Someone will take them in and give them a home. I love them but how happy can they be with an owner who is miserable and wishes they could just disappear into thin air? I think they would be better off with someone who has children who could love them and play with them. I have to work all the time! I don't care about anything! Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose! Love that song hate my life! Best wishes to all!
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Posted by SouthernProgrammer on 11/12/2007:
"I am not a girl"The bathroom door was closed.
Most of the office was gone.
Only 3 doors are open. One is mine, one belongs to a male, one belongs to a coworker.
I hear movement.
I return to my office to wait for the bathroom to be free.
The occupant exits, and asks who knocked.
I say, "I did. I thought Jane-Doe and I were the only girls here, and Jane-Doe was at her desk, but I wanted to be sure I wasn't walking in on someone."
Occupant says, "Oh, that makes sense."
Jane-Doe starts screaming, "I am NOT a girl! I am a woman! Do not call me a girl! I am NOT a girl! I am a WOMAN!"
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Posted by twiz on 11/09/2007:
Alpha Bitch And The Parallel UniverseAn update on my primary nemesis at work:
Now, first I'll mention that for about two weeks recently, I suffered some serious prolonged insomnia. When it's stretched out like that, I become very hard to be around. Even cheerful little me has limits, and I was reaching mine. I was sullen, quiet, grumpy, impatient, and even sometimes a little rude to people... Like I had been replaced with some kind of polar doppleganger from a parallel universe ^_^.
I guess Alpha Bitch noticed this and it really made her day, because every day she was animated, talkative, and she shamelessly kissed the owner and president's asses. She'd laugh and cackle and make small talk with people and generally act like she was having a good time.
I've finally managed to address my insomnia in a holistic way, and my sleep has improved greatly, as has my general attitude. I perked up, was friendly and approachable, started to joke and poke at co-workers and generally just be myself again.
It's like someone flipped a switch on Miss Alpha Bitch. She's been sullen, nasty, grumpy and uncooperative with people. Just the other day she came walking into the admin office (where we both work) and was saying, "Idiot, idiot, IDIOT! She's an idiot!!!!" I usually put my nose to my papers and keyboard when I hear/see drama going down, but this time I worked up some nerve and asked (as innocently as possible)"Who?"
She started going off about how she thought our legal collector was stupid and bragged she called her an idiot to her face. I just shook my head and went back to my work. I'm patient. If I want to know something, all I have to do is keep my ears and eyes open. Besides... I walk with the legal collector nearly every day at lunch. I knew I'd find out sooner or later.
Well, today I found out. So Legal Collector and go walking and she starts telling me what went down. Turns out that Alpha Bitch isn't satisfied with stepping on the company president's toes, she has to act like a freak-tard in front of the company owner too. Turns out this little incident took place RIGHT IN THE OWNER'S OFFICE while Legal Collector was in there. She had asked Alpha Bitch to do an administrative letter which IS her job, because my boss told Legal it was, and told Legal to give her the assignment. Alpha Bitch flatly refused, went on a tirade and called Legal Collector an idiot in front of the Owner.
When Alpha Bitch walked into admin to brag about it, she walked out again and apparently went to the Owner's office not to apologize, but complain about Legal person. She came back, bragged about that and promptly went on a smoke break.
When Legal and I were talking about the incident, I mentioned that Bitch had gone back to the owner to complain. Legal was surprised, because she never heard a peep from the owner about it. Our guess is Owner set the Alpha Bitch straight and told her her complaints were pointless and unfounded. Our reason to believe this is that we know the owner is not unreasonable, and favors my Legal friend a lot, and with good reason.
When Alpha Bitch is in trouble or scared, she swaggers harder and brags louder and talks way more. What's even funnier is that she's inadvertently admitted to having a napoleon complex, and indirectly said she compensates for her lack of stature (she's quite short and petite and small) with big talk and threatening behavior. I wonder if she realizes she's said all that.
I've concluded this creature cannot be happy unless she sees that someone is miserable. When she herself is miserable, she wants company and attention, so she badmouths people behind their backs and belittles ME and my work performance when it's clear she needs to worry (and I do mean worry) about her own. She is THE most insecure person I've ever met....and the stupidest. She has a few mouths to feed. She really can't afford to keep digging the hole deeper.
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Posted by CK on 11/07/2007:
Did you just say thatA few years ago, I was working at a grocery store as a cashier. There was an older guy there who was a total pig to all the young girls there. He was in his late 40's, grossly overweight, never bathed and only had about 8 teeth. He still thought he was God's gift to women.
I was 19 at the time and very thin. I was in the break room eating a MASSIVE chocolate bar. I wasn't feeling well and someone had stolen my lunch that I left in the break room.
About halfway through the candy bar, Mr. (Puke to the)Right shows up and sits down next to me. He sits close to me, and leans into me. His nasty breath breathing hot on me. He then looks me deep in the eyes and says, "You know, if you eat that whole thing you're going to get fat."
Taking a big bite of my chocolate, I looked up at him and said, "I don't really care. I've got my period today."
He looked at me and said, "That was really rude of you to say. I can't eat anymore." With that he got up and left the break room. He never said a word to me again... But every once in a while when I could tell the other girls were getting grossed out by him, I'd tell them my trick. Shortly there after all I ever saw were tampons sticking out of their back pockets or purses. Read 5 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 11/02/2007:
Dont Get Me Wrong.I know I'll get flak for this but I don't care.
I love women. Just not when they're the boss.
Seriously, woman bosses tend to figure into two categories: There are the ones who overcompensate for being a woman by dressing and acting like a man and trying to be over assertive and over authoritative. Or there are the ones who act like women, ie: they cannot separate their emotional issues from work issues.
Our boss just left, coolest guy I ever worked for. In his place, until the cheap ass company hires a new person, we have a senior manager who is from column one and the senior agent who is in our department and also column 2, sharing his position. The new boss is now micromanaging us, telling me to do things that were already done yesterday and has no idea how the team is run: ie: by ourselves, with little to no need for us to be told what to do. The emotional one came in on Monday and snapped at me for not doing something that is not my job to do as it is normally the bosses job. Normally, we get along well so I let it pass, since I know the times when she gets b*tchy are when she's either had a fight with her boyfriend or its that time of the month. That's not me being sexist, she will tell you that's the reason. As if I want that info or give two craps about it.
So two days later she tells us that even though emotional girl is taking on new responsibilities, she is not getting any more pay but that it will look good for when she goes for a higher position. And that we should follow her example by showing initiative (Ie: do things we never had to do before while her and the b*tch who are supposed to replace the boss are not doing anything)
Of course, there is a higher position available in the department emotional b*tch works in, but they have only offered it to people who have shown they can handle managing (2 men in other depts.) And beyond that, I would rather eat fire ants than go through hoops with this company for a 'higher position'.
On the same day, emotional girl said she was in a bad mood because she broke up with her boyfriend and that's why she yelled at me on Monday. But she only said that's why, no apology.
Maybe I should yell at her and tell her its because I've been single for over a year and I'm sexually frustrated. Because apparently it's cool to bring your shitty love life to work and make other people unhappy just because you are.
If she said she was in a bad mood because she hates this place and didn't want to be there, I would have accepted that. But I don't care that you broke up with your boyfriend, especially since you will be back in your pathetic relationship next week when your cramps are gone and he decides he's gone long enough without sex.Read 25 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by SouthernProgrammer on 11/02/2007:
The Boss LadyOkay here's the situation. I've been working in this area of my job for five years. I've trained lots of people in this area. My boss thinks I"m an asset to the company, and says good things about my job and performance. There have never been any complaints against my job performance and how I have been doing things in the department.
Until she steps in...the boss lady. Now she's not really a boss at all, in fact she's just a team member like me. However she "thinks" she runs the place. She came into the department all nice and sweet. I trained her and showed her all that I knew to help her perform well up there. For a long time we were on friendly basis and things were fine. Then after some time when I suppose she started to feel more confident in the department she started being bossy to me. This irk's me off because I know what I'm doing and hell I trained her!
She criticizes my job performance and says that I'm not doing my job. She says comments to me like, "That's not how I would have done it." or other things to the effect like. It's starting to really get under my skin and I can't stand it. The situation I'm in is turning really sour and bad and I don't know what to do to get myself out of this jam.
The situation is compounded by the fact that I"m not an actual "Trainer" at my job....but the bosses have assigned me as a trainer kind of on the hush hush...and I've done it because I care and I like helping people...and I figure that someday it will do good for me in my job for promotion or something someday. Yet however this is her tool against me all of a sudden. She comes up there and commands me around and puts all the work on me. She does no actual work, but she kisses up to the boss and tells him it's all her doing, while I"m stuck picking up her slack. I train the new hires, take care of the problems and fix the mistakes she makes...and she sits around and talks a bunch of crap to the other employees about me..and then walks up to the boss and tells him she did my work!
In a specific situation I had to train someone. In order to train this person I had to make a decision to move everyone around in the department so that I may be next to her all day to help her with any questions or problems she might encounter along the way on her first day up there. Boss lady comes up to me in a fit of rage and gets all irate with me in front of all the other co workers and questions me for doing that. She gets all bent out of shape about messing up the rotation! Oh the rotation and if it gets messed up...for a greater purpose of training someone new she gets all worked up and starts her obsessive b*I(thing.
Then last week I decided to take vacation. She comes up to me in a storm of fury and snaps at me...."What about the new girl? Does she know what she's doing?" I looked at her and said, "if she has questions I"m sure you can help her..." What I really wanted to say was, "since you can tell me how to do my job that I've been doing for five years....I'm sure you can train her if you think you know oh so much!" However...the funny part of this woman is she doesn't want to train anyone or help anyone with any problems...at all. She wants me to do it , but then she wants to tell me how to do it.
So I told her, "Look I'm going on vacation and you are just going to have to help her if she needs it....I'm sure you can handle it..you've been up here long enough...you know what you are doing."
I came back from vacation and into a living hell. She had managed to talk about me to all the other co workers...and managed to turn them all against me. They no longer speak to me and I see them congregate and talk about me behind my back. It makes me mad, because I know I trained every single last one of them...and I know that they will continue to talk crap about me...until they encounter a problem and then they need my help. In which case since they see that I'm a sucker and a push over they will walk right over me and be nice to me to get their issue resolved and then they will go back to gossiping and ignoring me.
I've about had it with this boss lady...I want to put her in her place...but I'm not sure how to do that and save face. *wow that rhymed...* I have had a great reputation as until now and I"m afraid this manipulative woman is going to ruin everything I've worked so hard for for five years. What the hell can I do? besides back slap her...? which is really what I want to do.
I've kind of made the notion that may be I should not help her anymore with her problems. I'm thinking that when she comes up to me and starts being fakingly nice all of a sudden to butter me up for what she wants out of me which is to fix her problem, that I am going to look at her and say, "You know I don't know....I can't help you. " and let the bossy lady go figure it out for herself. But then I think that could probably go wrong because she could start telling the boss that I don't' know how to fix the problems up there...or something or justify that I don't' know what I'm doing in the department, when in fact I do. Maybe I should say to her, " Look since you think you know more than I do and you can tell me how to do my job, I'm not going to help you...because if you know more than I do...then why do you need my help anyway?"
Anyone run into a person like this? What do you do? I"m afraid this woman is going to try to ruin my reputation and make me miserable or get me fired. Like I said she has somehow in a weeks time turned everyone against me and they are all ignoring and not speaking to me anymore and when I left things were just fine with everyone and I. I get back and there's all this drama going on...what the hell do I do to defend myself against this bossy lady? Read 9 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by ResearchScientist on 10/30/2007:
Please fire these pieces of Driftwood!!!!!!!!!I had to attend CPE (Continuing Professional Education)on taxes this week. The instructors, my coworkers, are given minimal paid preparation time, therefore they are prepping on their own time. They were very well prepared and I respect them. They do this to help newer employees and show changes in the upcoming year.
One instructor who is very bright has a weight problem and the older clique members do not like her. The clique members in this class were a manager, a lead and an old dusty tramp. They made every attempt to correct her when she was not wrong. This instructor used our manual references to back her findings up.
At one point a newer employees asked her a question she and no one else could not answer. She said, "I don't know but I will look it up at lunch and come back with an answer." These fools made it a point to laugh and joke about her missing her lunch. The old dusty tramp turned completely around in her desk, smiling at the other two. The youngest of these three stooges is 47.
Luckily the majority of the people didn't think it was funny. I know I could not have kept my composure. These people are connected, so if I complain they will make my life hell.
I don't expect a solution but it sure feels good to vent.
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Posted by felisdraconius on 10/27/2007:
Pulling knives out of the back - againI am about to come off of light-duty. I had injured myself (agrivated an old injury) by the physical labor (punishment/returbution) which some call "an opportunity".
My Supervisor asked my yesterday how I was going considering that my one doctor note (I have two from different doctors) only gave a 4 week light-duty. I tell him that I am still on medication and still considering surgery. I told him that I will get another doctors note for an extension for being on light-duty.
So what happens? The A-hole who assigns service tickets and Work Orders gives me a WO for 380 pieces of equipment. In essence placing me in the same condition that got my injured in the first place!
I told this one lady where I work and she said that that is harassment! She can't BELIEVE that they are still playing these games - games to which I think I can sue them over. I know they wast me to quit - it's just that I haven't done anything wrong and thus they can't fire me. They can only try to make my life a living hell.Read 21 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Wage Slave on 10/27/2007:
Take this (middle finger), Coach!!!We have a little less than 2 weeks before the end of the 1st quarter marking period (report cards). A teacher came up to me last week to talk to me about a kid--I did not know at the time what his tie to the kid was--teacher,coach, homeroom teacher, etc....
In the middle of our conversation, the teacher got into a physical altercation with a student in the hall, pre-empting our conversation.
I wrote the teacher a note giving the details of the kid's performance in my class.
The teacher came to me today and told me that the kid was recruited to come to our school due to his sports ability and that he couldn't lose the kid. The Coach (teacher) told me that we had to make a plan to pass this kid. The kid has had 8 weeks to get himself in a passing grade position and has failed to do so despite receiving a failure notice. I told the Coach that it didn't seem likely that the kid would pass. The Coach kept saying that the kid had to pass and we had to find a way to pass him. I couldn't believe what I was hearing--so I said things like, "You can't demand that I pass this kid." "You're backing me into a corner." "You can't make me pass a kid." The coach denied he was doing this but in his repetition of telling me we had to pass the kid, this is what he was telling me.
I always offer extra credit. But extra credit is just that--extra credit--to enhance one's grade not to make-up for doing nothing for 8 weeks and getting scared 2 weeks before the report cards are done.
I don't take late work. The Coach told me this was unfair. I explained that if I took late work from this kid I would have to take late work from the other 150 kids I have. I also said that I can't have a separate set of rules for this kid because it would not be fair to the other kids.
All of this was in a public place. I am pissed because:
1. It was public
2. I was not treated politely--like, "Excuse me, Mrs. __, are you busy? Can we talk now or can we talk later...." I don't like rudeness and it amazes me that a person thinks they will get what they want by being rude.
3. I was-littled/insulted by his telling me I wasn't fair and by him trying to--
4. Bully me into passing this kid.
He sent me a letter in my mailbox asking when I was free to talk about the kid's homework. I am not going to respond.
Neither the kid nor the parents have contacted me about the kid's (lack of ) progress--and the Failure Notice at midterm is mailed to the house, so obviously the only person this kid's progress matters to is the Coach.
The Coach is not my Boss so I DON'T have to talk to him. PLUS--I gave him all the info. last week about this kid.
If this Coach continues to bother me I am going to go to the Athletic Director or the new Principal that has made it VERY CLEAR that WE ARE NOT TO PASS KIDS WHO DON'T DESERVE IT!!!
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Posted by anonymous on 10/22/2007:
Queenie: Sucking all the Joy Out of the WorkplaceAh, another wonderful coworker who is just a friggin ray of sunshine to deal with....
First off, she's pregnant - but she was a real joy to be around before that. So she won't do certain tasks, and our marshmallow boss allows that - so you-know-who has to pick up the slack. The QUEEN rules.
Second, whatever equipment she happens to be using is HER PERSONAL EQUIPMENT and you must ask her permission to use it when you need to use it. 6 people need to use one pH meter, but we have to ASK the QUEEN if we may use it. Anyone else doesn't care, just walk up and use the meter.
Third, she's a suckup - and only to the people she thinks will benefit her (the bosses and one labtech who has a lot of experience). Anyone else is automatically disregarded as unimportant; that means she doesn't even offer the courtesy of a "good morning" or "goodbye" at the end of the day even if she is personally addressed by one of us peasants ! The QUEEN does not speak to peasants.
Fourth, she's a rat. She has decided I'm her enemy, and has gone and told the boss about every little mistake she thinks I've made, and that I have a "problem" with her. I didn't until she pulled that BS ! Why even yesterday I corrected a mistake she made in one of the logbooks - didn't bother to waste the breath to tell her, because I knew Satan would be wearing iceskates the day she thanks me for anything. The QUEEN is in CHARGE.
Fifth, It was amazing that my coworkers feel the same way about our resident B---- from Hell. When she demanded that a coworker swap out a major holiday in her favor, because he wanted a regular day of work swapped for one of hers - no one would be making overtime money either - she showed her true colors. THE QUEEN is MORE IMPORTANT.
Oh, we can't wait til she has the baby and is our of our hair for a few months - she's even nastier now that she's pregnant (though only to the ones she's not sucking up to). For now, I ignore her when I can, and try to make it painfully obvious how nasty she is to me, and others, when I can. Read 4 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by ResearchScientist on 10/19/2007:
He NEVER shuts up!I work in the Engineering department of a manufacturing plant.
There is one employee who drives everyone nuts.
The two REALLY annoying things he does are:
1. This guy is a friggin' expert on everything. He has done it all! He's been in everything from property maintenance to working in a bank. You got a problem, he;s got a solution (none of which work)
2. This is the MOST annoying thing, when employees are talking amongest themselves (whether it is business OR pesonal) or on the phone (Business OR personal) he will stand right out of earshot and listen. He will act like he is reading what he just picked off the printer, but is actually listening... then when he finds an opportunity, he will join in, referring to things in the conversation that he would not have known if he had not been listening.
Nobody likes him and he just doesn;t fit in.
Everyone else in the office gets along great!
He keeps commenting that he could get a job anywhere... we ALL wish he would.
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Posted by HaveADamnNiceDay on 10/12/2007:
Help Us Get Rid Of HerUpon hiring her she immediately schluffed off half her duties and because the position's paperwork was behind, we chipped in and took some of the load. Well she never picked any of that load back up and its been a year. She is bossy, arrogant and manipulating. She is ugly to customers, other departments and co-workers. She has the bosses wrapped around her little finger for why I cannot say. She is very good at the small amount of work that she does but somehow has managed to set her own hours (6am to 3pm) and squeezes in lots of overtime doing nothing. And has taken at least 6 vacations in the last year. And still manages to get extra raises from the boss. (She looks like grampa munster so 'good looks' is not one of her tools.
None of us wants to get along with her we just want to get rid of her! How can we nonchalantly persuade her to quit? Anybody have any ideas?? Help!!!!!Read 9 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by dumber than a catbox full of sh*t on 10/12/2007:
Alpha B!tchHi guys. I thought I'd wait a while to share this story simply because I thought it would be prudent to wait and let things unfold for the most part. At my job there is this girl who was hired a couple of months after I was, who was taking the place of another girl who was leaving to move to bigger and better things. I liked that girl too. She was nice.
Shortly after she left, the diva who sat next to me (love her too!) moved on to bigger and better things/pay. This diva girl kept everything real and never let anyone's ego get out of hand. She kept the place humble. Man do I miss her.
The girl who was hired not long after me ended up doing diva girl's job too. Not even a week after the wonderful diva left, another girl in our office, we'll call her Miss Priss, started trying to take on the social role of the diva girl. Needless to say, this was awkward and annoying. New girl started to bitch and complain constantly about how everyone was dumping work on her, and she never stopped having tirades about how Miss Priss girl annoyed her and "plucked her nerves". It became war between the two of them for about two months. I had to listen to them both snipe about each other to ME of all people, and about how every little thing about the other person annoyed the crap out of them. I did the wise thing and just ate my food/did my work and nodded and never said anything incriminating to one about the other. I didn't want to get caught up in it. I hate drama.
So does my boss.
Finally I couldn't take anymore of their grousing and complaining and complained to my boss... a couple of times. Now, I love my boss. She's fantastic, friendly, smart, fast, and doesn't skimp on compliments.... but she is NOT confrontational. Her one weakness. However, good sense prevailed, and finally she sat the two of them down and told them to knock it off. Miss priss ran off and left work for an hour crying while New Girl (alpha bitch) came back to her desk laughing and carrying on. I've learned over time this is her way of coping with being in trouble.
This happened maybe one or two more times. After that they were friends. I'm all for happy endings, but I liked it better when they hated each other, because I was left out of it for the most part.
Miss priss has accepted Alpha bitch as the lead female in our department, and they go around and talk smack about everyone in the office now. Alpha bitch liked to watch me work and make nasty comments when our boss was out of the room about my "apparent lack of motivation". She even said to me one day, "You really look so unmotivated. I don't know why you even bother."
Naturally, this made me mad, because workwise, we have nothing to do with each other. I tolerated this for a couple of days and then Alpha Bitch got openly nasty with me. She had asked me when I was taking lunch. I told her I would take lunch when I was hungry (read: It's none of your damn business, never was.). Of course, I used a polite tone (I was having a very hard time being nice by this point). Of course, she felt that I was being nasty to her, and gave me a hard time about it and got openly hostile. Sooooo, naturally, I wrote my boss. I never got an answer back, but after that email, Alpha bitch curbed her behavior for a few days. I was happy about it, and thanked the boss, but the DAY I wrote that email, Alpha bitch got an ATTITUDE WITH THE COMPANY PRESIDENT....and told him NO when he asked her to do something, and repeated herself every time he politely urged her to comply.
So, he left it alone until our boss came back from an errand, and grabbed her and the bitch and took them back to his office. We didn't see them for TWO HOURS. The rest of us thought for sure she was getting fired. Unfortunately, no, she did not. However, we all know she's skating on thin ice. What's really bad is that she's being very stupid about what she's doing. She has three young kids and a husband who can't work. She's the breadwinner of her family, and for some reason she isn't willing to break that giant chip off her shoulder. It's going to hurt her family. While I do care what happens to her family, I would love it if she either found another job and left, or was simply fired outright. She's certainly gathering enough rope together.....Read 9 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by dumber than a catbox full of sh*t on 10/05/2007:
Safety First...What-The Hell-EverI work in a factory that is rather well known by practically every one who has a cold or wipes their butts, hopefully.
My crew is finally on our last week, fittingly called HELL WEEK. Thursday is the last day of this work week and we have our site meeting and then we have our crew meeting afterward. Well the site meeting is totally boring, United Way kickoff, put in your Force Ideas..yada yada yada. The meeting lasted two hours and I hadn't had my first cigarette since I'd started work at 6:00 that morning, Four hours and thirty minutes. I know the non-smokers are going so, well our crew meeting is up next and all it is is a glorified bitch session that can last another two and a half hours. You'd either smoke or become a flaming alcoholic listening to some of the things that these twenty-two people whine about. Anyway, the meeting starts in sections. Safety first, that's me I'm the crew safety leader.
After the site meeting I had a major nicotine fit and sucked down one, not two, cigarettes. This is the norm for any of the smokers and then we head in for the meeting. Everyone knows this will happen, is going to happen no if's-and's-or but's about it end of discussion. Add it up, you're literally talking up to six hours without one.
I'm almost up the hall when I hear my name being paged over the intercom. I was looking right at the chick that paged me through the double doors across the hallway. I HATE TO BE PAGED over that damn intercom because the resources love to find out where the hell you were when they smoke and they know damn good and well where you were.
I walked in and the whole room is quiet, this isn't normal for this bunch. Usually it's like a room full of loud little kids and the meeting will have to literally be called to order, firmly. Not this time.
I sit down at the only open chair which puts me with my back almost to all of them.
Safety first so we have STOP training and we're supposed to go over part 3, answer the questions and turn them in to the site safety coordinator. I also had some information to relay to everyone about the crane training that everyone is required to have finished by November or they get to explain to the plant manager himself why they didn't have me do their training.
Our crew coach asks if I have anything for safety and I looked at my coworker who paged me, now truly I was not going to make them do this, and told them they would be reading all of section three. She said no, I said oh yeah, she said no again. The crew coach looks at me rolls his eyes and announces that we are now discussing quality issues. Most people would probably say I should have just gone on but I have read these things to them for the past two years. I would let them take these out and read them in their work areas but I know they would look through the booklet just enough to fill out the questions so they can get the free product. I hate treating adults like children because I don't like being treated that way either. I looked at my co-worker sitting across from me with an amazed look on my face. One of our resources who puts something about safety in every e-mail he sends out didn't say a word about going back to the safety part of our meeting.
I'm not overly aggressive so I sat there listening as they moved on to people development. I work in the Shipping dept and it's treated like the red-headed step-child at a family reunion. This department is not even discussed in our crew meetings. Knowing my part was done and nobody would say anything good or bad about us getting the product out the door, which pads those incentive checks a little more, I picked up my training materials and left the meeting. I relieved my relief and started loading my trailers. Later that day our team leader asked the co-worker I was sitting with about the "problem" I had in the meeting. My co-worker stuck up for me and told her that I asked for a reading volunteer and the meeting went out of control and safety got skipped.
I don't push the safety like some do, but I do believe in trying to help my co-workers, as well as myself, leave the site in the same condition they walked in. The hard core bitchin about safety belongs to our site safety "goddess" coordinator.
I believe the plant manager better get his crane training verbal spank speech prepared. He's going to be really busy with my group in November.
I feel much better by getting my vent on, thanks.
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Help Me Please!!!I hate my co-worker for the following reasons:
1. Constantly reminds us that she made more money at her last job, which was much more demanding. Refuses to do certain tasks because she feels she "won't learn anything from it."
2. Doesn't answer the phone. Doesn't know the answer when forced to answer the phone.
3. Eats lunch at her desk b/c she's so busy..strange consider her self-proclaimed expertise.
4. Chants and pounds papers all day and is an all-around freak.Read 6 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 09/25/2007:
I Got Snapped At By A ReceptionistLately I learned that personal business is no place for a work place. I'm a very friendly person, and get along with everyone, but considering that I'm the youngest person in this office, it seems like there are haters here.
I got really close to the receptionist, but last week it turns out that she gave me attitude for being away from my desk longer than I should. So from there I kept it quiet. Not talking to anyone. So today, it's her birthday, and I just left it be, didn't say noting, but she asked me to talk. So we talked. And she started off cool, and then raised her voice on me. Insulting me left and right, bringing up my son saying that I should be more mature. She called me a back stabber, ignorant, and even threaten me to show my email to management. And going from there saying that we're at the same level.. Of which I'm not an assistant to no one but purchasing.. Anyway, she kept saying that no one here would talk to me cause of how I am and such, but for me I don't care much. I'm just here to work and go home. Nothing more. Read 6 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 09/15/2007:
The cold shoulderI have been working at a small company for almost 6 months now. I'm in a room with one other person and can't be moved to another part of the building. This person, (I'll call her Mary). Has treated me cool, indifferent and ignored me since I started working.
She is extremely friendly and helpful with everyone else that I work with. And her personality changes when someone else comes into the room. As in she becomes friendly and acts helpful if I have a problem It is really driving me nuts and stressing me out.
My supervisor even asked me what the problem was since she has noticed the tension. I told her I didn't know. And I don't know! I now find myself dreading to go to work and wanting the day to be over. You feel this way when you sit in total silence and your co-worker sits with her back to you most of the day. I know it's nothing I've said or done and everyone else seems to like me fine.
I have just come to the conclusion that she finds me as a threat somehow and hopes I will quit which I can't at the moment. And don't feel like I should have to just because one person is acting like a jerk towards me.Read 8 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by career observer on 09/09/2007:
Backstabber paybackWell one our many backstabbers got me ... I was notified that I am being transferred again. Actually I think he did me a favor! It is a place where I like. :-b
But this individual backstabbed a friend of mine (contractor) and succeeded in getting her fired (for the promise of being hired as an employee (that didn't pan out). To understand how low this person is, my friend is widowed and has two handicapped childern living at home. Now how low can you go?!?!
But any way ... this person sometimes spends time on the company computer watching videos, clips, etc. To top that I know that Security is monitoring 'certain' people (I'm sure he isn't on the 'list'). So I thought that I'd pass this info along to another friend at work. This friend knows a high-powered person where this individual is stationed. This high-powered person will in turn call Security for an investigation ...
And considering that we are under budget cuts and they are looking to let some people go ... I may have helped in this task! It would also help someone who was given notice that their position was to be terminated ... I am hoing this won't happen - he's got three kids to support and the backstabber doesn't! As a matter of opinion, this backstabber thinks he's God's gift to women and that women not only like but NEED to be pushed and ordered about to serve his whim.
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Can't Flush a ToiletThis slob of a co-worker is the only one besides myself that works at the same time as me. On a daily basis slob never flushes the toilet (truly sickening), dumps the stinky remnants of slobbo lunch settling in the sink (as a bonus today slobbo left the sink faucet on to the point of overflowing), does not turn off microwave (leaves timer on..lets it run with nothing in it). Maybe slobbo blames it on me who knows? I just don't understand how anyone can be so incredibly piggish and ignorant. How hard is it to FLUSH?Read 4 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by twiz on 09/04/2007:
birthday partiesMy team has a team leader who sends out email to everyone (outer circle) announcing birthday events a day before it happen, yet neglecting time of day as to when they'll gather and cut the cake. Just to show that they have invited everyone on the team. So the team leader's birthday happen. The inner circle gathered their money and got him a gift. Then they called their inner circle together and celebrate behind locked and closed door. When the party ends, they send people out to fetch the outer circle people to join. Subsequent birthday party happened, they continue to celebrate among themselves with announcement through email. However, the new boss this time told them cut a slice of the cake and pass them out to outer circle. These people occasionaly receive a slice of the cake and yet don't even know whose birthday it is for. That must hurt, because they want to celebrate among themselves and now they have to give away their cake. Furthermore, the new boss have the outer circle cover for their two-hour lunch because they took each other out to steakhouse to celebrate. How is that for team building effort or improving moral in the office? Don't people feel insulted for not being invited, not included in gift for boss, cover work for their private party, and drop a slice of leftover cake? However, when others have events they all come out and build their plates, leave with one plate in each hand.Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 09/01/2007:
Go Manage Your Project WITHOUT Meetings Every Five Minutes!Can someone please tell me why "project managers" insist on calling useless time-wasting meetings when everyone involved KNOWS there are no frickin updates!?!? We all just sit around and stare at each other and go around the stupid table and say there are no updates. Is it because we're not working? NO! It's because we're fricking relying on other things outside of fricking control or because we keep getting interrupted by status meetings like this one! I don't care if your job is to manage a project every five seconds, my job is to get it done! Now LEAVE ME ALONE!
Stop micromanaging my breathing and stop having these pointless good for nothing meetings and let us go back to our fricking desks! ARAAAGHGRHHRGHGHGHGRGGGGRHHHHH!!!!
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Posted by twiz on 08/29/2007:
Can there really be that many assholes in the world?Omg! I work in a building full of women. Estrogen is everywhere which means there is catty bull crap fights everywhere. I work in the worst department. Anytime there is something bad going on, you can almost bet that someone in my dept is mixed up in it somehow.
Right now, there is a "girl" in my dept that is wanting to take my hours. I am full-time. She is part-time, going through a divorce and needs money. Her and her cronies set me up to try to piss me off so that I would leave and she could take over my job. Now they are giving me the cold shoulder all day to try to finish pushing me out.
I want so bad to confront these losers but every time I say or do something they turn it around on me. I spoke to my boss a little bit today about it and she blamed it on my hormones. That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. My hormones did not make them screw me over to try to get my job.
This place just flat out sucks!Read 6 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by dontask 0 on 08/23/2007:
Get Fired Already!!!So my co-worker comes to me everyday complaining! Complaining that she didn't get the raise she deserves or the job promotion that was given to someone else outside the company.
"Don't they know what I do?! Don't they know who I am! I am freggin Special!!"
Well fill me in! Because I don't know what you do either. Seeing as how every time I see you you're either passing your workload off to me (although you see me buried up to my ears in documents) or shopping online! Not to mention you come in 2 hours late to work everyday, take 2 hour lunch breaks and then just walk around the building aimlessly for another 2 hours. And the only reason you make the required 40 hours a weeks is because you falsify you time cards.
Yet...she's still here....she's still here! How is this possible? when will she be fired so that they can hire someone to do some actual work so that it doesn't all fall on me?! and then she wants a raise? how could you demand raises when you do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! I'm so confused...Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by dumber than a catbox full of sh*t on 08/23/2007:
Sabotaged by a Disgruntled EmployeeTwo months ago I finally got the management job I've been eyeing for more than 10 years. I've worked hard for it. And I feel pretty good about the way I am handling it. But I have a problem, an employee who applied for the job and was rejected. She just resigned, but is making my life miserable by telling everyone how incompetent I am and that she should have had the job. The truth is, she was in a job that does not prepare her for mine, and she does not have the education and training that was required. I was offered her job once, but turned it down because I knew it was a road to nowhere.
I am handling the situation by continuing to work hard, network and build relationships. She'll be out of the picture in a week or so, but no doubt will continue to diss me. She'll be the loser in the end, because we live in a small town and her behavior will reflect badly on her.
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Posted by dumber than a catbox full of sh*t on 08/20/2007: