Co-workers that make you want to smack your head into a wall, anyone?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Oh, I’ll play:

Coworker #1: nice enough gal, friendly person…but I’m not sure how she’s still employed. We have a very, very strict boss who thoroughly enjoys saying the word “no”; this will be important later. This coworker comes in about an hour late 3+ times a week, and bossman says nothing. She also sits on her *cell phone at her desk*, having conversations with her mother and friends. The calls easily go 30 minutes plus, and there is no attempt to be quiet. Then, by the end of the work day, if someone asks her something, she says “I really can’t talk right now, I’m so swamped today.” You’re not ‘swamped’, you’re rushing because you arrived late and talked on the phone all day.

Coworker #2: a mean, nasty, bitter lady I’d assume is close to 50. She will openly yell at someone across the floor if she’s annoyed with them, or thinks they’re talking too loud, etc. I’ve only  been working with her 6 or so months and have witnessed 4 major blow ups out of her. Yesterday was her birthday, and despite the fact that she is rude to everyone, a couple of folks decorated her desk, and even brought in a cake and breakfast…she didn’t acknowledge it and said “thank you” to no one.

Boss: Like I mentioned above, just a real hardass. We are alotted 5 weeks of vaca/personal time, and it’s a policy that as long as you get your time off approved, you can pretty much ask off for any reason. I do not do this often at all, and have yet to take a vacation longer than a day at this company. A few weeks ago, I really needed to leave 1-2 hours early on a Friday. When I told my boss, he said “you’re ALWAYS asking to leave early. You can leave 1-2 hours early if you come in at 6-7am.” I have no idea what he is talking about regarding me asking to leave early, but I just said ‘ok’ to avoid a fight. That day, coworker #1 didn’t come in. When I asked where she was, Boss said “she drank too much last night and hurt her leg. Plus she’s still hungover.” Oh, ok. That seems reasonable.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@icanhearyousmile:  Your guess is as good as mine. I mean, she’s always a jerk…but to not say “thank you” is kind of over the top.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have one who is constantly taking personal calls, and has no concept of an inside voice.  The whole office can hear , and they’re usually bordering on inappropriate. 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@badabing88:  OMG Your boss sounds like my old manager at my retail job. I RARELY asked for time off, and typically tried to swap shifts with one of the other supervisors (because there were only three of us on a set schedule), usually swapped with others when they needed it, etc. I asked to leave a couple of hours early because we were leaving on a trip the next morning and needed to get some stuff done. I went home, did my stuff, and then FI wanted to go see a movie, the theatre being across the road from my job. So we go, go home, pack, sleep, leave, come back…and I come back to a fucking write up for “lying” to the manager about why I left???

But then the one male supervisor called in ALL the time, always less than 30 minutes before he was supposed to come in to let me go home, and typically lied about it and nothing happened. He told them one day he had a finance test to study for…except that I was in the same class and we did NOT have a test. They didn’t care. He called in 10 minutes to the end of my shift one afternoon because he was HUNGOVER (which he happily told them). FROM THE NIGHT BEFORE. And I was expected to stay late!

But god forbid I get actually, legitimately sick and try to call in–I was always told, “Come in anyway and see how you feel and then maybe we’ll send you home.”

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@vorpalette:  That is unreal. When I was in the service industry, that kind of shit used to happen a LOT and everyone was looking to get everyone else in trouble for lying. One girl called in a day ahead because she had pink eye (a *contagious* issue), and was allowed to miss the shift. The next day, someone sent screenshots from her facebook to the manager showing her watching the UFC fight at a bar. The manager was like “What do you want me to do with these? She couldn’t *serve food*, and if she’s off work she can do what she wants.” That seemed pretty fair to me.

But otherwise, there were people that would shamelessly lie and call in 10 minutes before their shift, and mistakenly get checked in at the mall or a bar. Some people, man.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Ohhhh I have a coworker I want to throw off the building. I hate him with the fire of a billion trillion suns, and if I could kill him and get away with it I would. I detest him so much, it’s just pure loathing and hatred. He is an ass-kissing pretentious know-it-all douchebag who tries to steal credit from me or anyone else whenever he has the chance. He also has Twilight hair so I hate him even more for that. He was nearly hit by a car while biking last year and as he was sharing this story, I was just thinking “why oh why did the car stop!” Ugh I’m working myself up even just typing this, I HATE HATE HATE him. Thank god he’s on vacation for the next two weeks and will soon be transferring to another department. I’ve come close to losing it and snapping at him so many times. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My coworker has been at his job forever and it was common knowledge that he was trying to leave last year.  One of our summer interns ended up discovering that he was accused of rape while in college and ended up taking the case to the supreme court in the state and losing.  Needless to stay he is still here, creepy as fuck, and has been promoted and does no work.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I work in an office where the majority of the employees are related in one way or another. Being that today is friday they are all making their weekend plans for a BBQ and here i am pretending not to listen, seeing as i am not invited.

I too have a co-worker (bosses daughter in-law) who does nothing until the end of the day and tells you how swamped she is and how 30 policies need to be in the mail today. This usually happens at 4:30 when we leave at 5

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I work with several high school students in a restaurant, and it’s amazing how two-faced some of the girls are. And it makes it so awkward when A will be complaining about B to C, and then B will walk up and they’re all giggling away with each other.

Then there’s this one guy who will find anyway he can to work his *private* piercing into a conversation. Like “Yeah, I went tubing today. Caught the ring on my swimtrunks, it hurt quite a bit.” Okay?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I have a few here that could use a few good throat punches….

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I work in an open plan office full of self absorbed wankers. Beautiful people who have a stick up their arse. I have news for you ‘YOUR NOT AS GREAT AS YOU THINK YOU ARE!’ 

Whew that feels better!

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