How do you handle terrible coworkers? (Help!)

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would say speak to your HR rep privately and let them deal with it. Doesn’t sount like you’d make it far dealing with it yourself.

Post # 4
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615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  Thats what human resources is there for!

I would try to record her or get other people to hear the things she says so that it doesn’t look like its just you outright attacking her and you possibly lying.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  fatten her up. Try to stick something in her mouth everytime she opens it!

Lol, like here’s a doughnut!, here’s a muffin! I got you a snickers!

IF she’s always eating then she won’t be talking!

Put a candy jar on her desk.

Post # 7
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  I just ignore ass hats whether I am at work or out and about. Only if they get in my face do I say something.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  Wherever you go, there will always be an office asshole. You really can’t avoid it. Depending on your level, you can put her in her place or go to her manager (provided talking to her reasonably doesn’t work).

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  Don’t engage.  Do your job, make her look bad, let it roll off your back – just make sure your ass is covered when she comes at you – because she will.

I work with one of those who’s mission it is to get me fired.  She’s up our director’s ass and sleeping with one of the managers.  Except she also doesn’t do her job, so we have the pleasure of getting little digs in once in a while and there’s nothing she can do.  It’s all our fault, except it isn’t and that’s perfectly clear to everyone but you.

It took a while (year +) but now everyone in the building who’s dick she isn’t sucking hates her guts. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  I’ll take that as a compliment.  🙂

I should add my only transgression against her (at first, I’ll admit to some bitchy emails after she accused me of not doing my job or screwing up stuff she screwed up) – was not hiring her.

That’s right – I interviewed her and didn’t hire her.  So she hates me AND the chick I did hire for that job.  But how does she work here?!  I gave her resume to my director when his admin quit a week later.  “Here, she wants more than I can pay, if you can afford her she’d be better for this position.”

I GOT THE BITCH HER JOB.

I have few regrets in life, but that is one.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  Keep a record of the things she says or does, with the time and date. then after you have collected a few good examples, take it to HR. 

I wouldn’t worry about her getting fired – in my experience, it’s super hard to get somebody canned, even if they are a huge a-hole. but it kind of sounds like she does deserve some disipline for her unprofessional behavior. 

if HR plans to do something about it, it’s possible that they will not be involving you. they might pull her into discipline meetings w/o you knowing about it.

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