Can't stand work colleague – how do you cope?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

UGH…. I think everyone has THAT person they just can’t stand. I can think of one that NO ONE likes… 

Our biggest problem? She has been here for 2 years and has literally not completed a single project. You may think I’m kidding, or exaggerating… but no… She sits in her office texting on her phone all the time, doing ZERO work. The things she has done: sent a few emails, and wrote a bad annual appeal letter that went out months late. That’s. About. It. 

We all pretty much ignore her unless we need to talk with her about something work related. Even our boss has said flat out that she was a bad hire. Another big problem – she hasn’t been fired yet!!! We all wonder who or what the hell she knows to keep her job after all of this nonsense.

Post # 4
3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@linnylou_88:  Yes! I have quite a few difficult co-workers, but since I mostly work alone, I thankfully don’t have too much interation with them.

There is one lady who grinds my nerves.  She is in accounting.  Whenever I need to order something for my lab, I have to send the PO to her and she orders it.  She gets orders wrong ALL. THE. TIME. and then gets an attitude when I try to have it corrected. Also, if I have a question about the pricing (for budget reasons) of past orders I’ve done, she can never seem to find the paperwork without a lot of attitude and fuss. She acts like she’s super busy and stressed out all the time, but everytime I go to her desk, she’s on FB or her phone.

Funny thing is, any other time she acts like we are best friends.  Aside from when I need her to actually do her job, she’s a really nice lady. LOL

Post # 5
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a few difficult co-workers, but I don’t socialize with them and I just stay in my cube and get work done. It also helps that we each see our own clients and have work which we’re only individually responsible for (no group work).

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