Can't Believe this just happened
- First let me say I work retail. Well anyway a co-worker of mine,who doesn't do anything or know anything, this week called in sick two days in row so me and the other guy got stuck working his shift. The boss is out of town. So this morning the co-worker calls us at the store since he's off today and whines at us, begging us to let him work one of our shifts since he's been off for two days with a mysterious illness and cut into our hours. He said he cant pay his bills this week. He works this job and another one and prefers the other, but won't quit. He is late and sits on the computer all day and pries into customer's business i.e.: randomly asks the other guys fiance's shoe size like it's his business. I understand everyone needs money right now but why call asking to take money from someone else when that person needs it just as bad if not more since it's their only source of income at all. That seems kinda crappy to me.
- —Guest tinytim
Thrown Under the Bus
- Just got back from vacation and was called into my director's and supervisor's office. They stated, "There was trouble on your last day before leaving on vacation." I was totally surprised because I had left detailed instructions and had cleaned up any loose ends. My supervisor said I had refused to do something that day and had caused trouble with the team. LIE!! It made no sense because the thing she said I refused to do was completed by me before I left on vacation. This is not the first time something like this has happened but it is the most blatant. It is obvious that this supervisor does not like me.
- —Guest IQuit!
The Queen of Gaslighting
- If my coworker took all the time and energy she uses manipulating everyone else's reality, and used it to learn the basics of her actual job, she could be CEO of the company. But she doesn't, so instead I have to watch her flit around to everyone else's desk and tell a slightly different shading of the truth, confusing and frightening everyone just enough to throw them off the scent of HER OWN complete and utter incompetence at the most basic aspects of her job. She's blatant enough that everyone knows it's happening, but clever enough not to leave a smoking gun. My conflict-avoidant manager completely refuses to do anything about it because he doesn't want to hurt her feelings, and anyone who brings it up is just having "personality differences." Does he realize how laughably hollow it sounds when he turns around and scolds the group about quality at meetings?
- —Guest BarelySane
Stinky boy does no work!
- Male coworker A has been at the company for 6 years, I've been here 5. He's lied about his experience and degree (he didn't actually finish), and the dept. head brought him here because he was going to her church. I came here through an ad from a temp firm. There are three other women in this accounting dept. "A" regularly forgets to shower, shampoo, wear deodorant, and/or wash his clothes, and these gals' response is "Oh, he just needs someone to mother him. He's single & you know how boys get." He gets away with doing nothing at work, and now he's starting to blame me for things. When I confront him, he laughs, snickers, mumbles a response, or simply turns away. I've gone to the lone HR guy, who is apparently only here to protect the executives, and he's placated me ("well, I'll see if I can get to the bottom of this") then nothing happens and nothing changes in 5 years. The entertainment industry is all about who you're sleeping with, I guess.
- I approached a co-worker very respectfully and gently about her dumping an inordinant amount of work on me. Something I can honestly say I would never do to her. I thought we could have a calm, mature discussion about it. Her initial response was outrage. Then she absolutely refused to talk, put her hand up at me and said "don't even" every time I tried to say something. She then broke down in tears, had someone come and fill in for her while she and another co-worker went outside the front door (where others could see her) and broke down in tears. No one saw her initial disrespect to me, just the tears. Now I'm the bad guy and she's "poor Mary". So frustrating! I work very hard and try to make others' jobs easier wherever I can. She gives others work that she could do herself. I still have to interact with her on a regular basis. How should I treat her? She is very arrogant!
CRACKING SEEDS LIKE A SQUIRREL - DAILY!
- Have a co-worker who is annoying to the endth degree with her compulsive cracking of sunflower seeds every day. She even does it while talking on the telephone. Disgusting, because she is constantly hand to mouth--wouldn't want to touch her computer!!! She obviously has no couth.
- —Guest Sue
I hate bullies
- I have a co-worker on another team, most of us call her the drama queen. Last week when my supv was off she would ask my co-workers where I was. Then today my supv confronted me and asked if I spent a hour in another co-workers office just talking. We do home visits where I work and I was leaving to do a scheduled HV and stepped into my co-workers office to ask her to listen for calls until other team members showed up. As I was leaving the office I almost ran into the drama queen standing outside of the door. My supv stated that he believes me but advised me and others on the team not to get caught speaking to each other so that it does not look like we conversing instead of working. This is also the same drama queen that was recently in trouble for mooning 2 other employees. It seems the supv wants to believe her.
- —Guest piner10
Appalling Worthless Co-Worker
- I hate my job. I believe in the mission of the organization where I work, but let's face it, I hate my job. The thing that makes me hate my job the most is that I work for an adoption organization and this co-worker of mine is a known child abuser. People outside of the organization know she is a child abuser. She doesn't do her job, and when she does her job, she doesn't do it well and constantly messes up pretty much everything she touches. She spends half the day surfing the internet and buying shoes online. Yet, for some reason, the higher ups can't seem to find a reason to fire her. Give me a break. It is absolutely appalling to work for an organization that works so hard for children and families but employs a known child abuser. Ugh. Hate. My. Job...
- —Guest hatemyjob
The Passive -aggressive Narcissist
- We have a bonafide narcissist in our office. I call her the "Black Widow" because she has a fascinating ability to bring people into her web while she undermines the office to her benefit. I have decided that the easiest way to combat the narcissist is to choose to keep my positive attitude and enjoy life. That seems to be like flaming bricks on her head.
- —Guest nomornarc
I Can Not Believe She Did That!
- I fumed all the way home from work this evening. I was completely furious with my co-worker because she has selective amnesia and I actually thought about requesting the audio to prove she blew off an important and repeated instruction that could cost our team severely-she can't afford any more errors and I've been trying to help her save her job-it totally blew me away that she insisted I never told her the rule she broke today. We were all embarrassed for her, but angry, too. I am so angry I am thinking about quitting a job I love-I'm tired of her getting away with it because she is new and is really good at sucking up. I'm going to post this little vent and then read the ten annoying things to see if I am doing any of the items on the list:)
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