- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I once again need some advice!
I work in a small office, there are my 2 bosses (Father and daughter company) and myself who does a third section of the business and then our general office assistant who helps all of us. We have aboue a 800 sq.ft. office (we are looking for a larger space as we are expanding) but until then we have an 800 sw.ft. open office. This means everyone can hear everything and there are no doors to close and get some quiet and privacy!
Well, this coworker is a side-saddler (for Seinfeld references). I will be having a conversation with my boss and she will insert herself into it. It can be anywhere from an annoying client we have and me asking advice and her wanting the dirt on the latest updates to me sharing a personal story that I know my boss would find amusing and her turning her chair around and getting in on it.
It is exhausting because what is suppose to be a 45 second exchange turns into her inserting herself into it and adding her thought or asking a million questions that force me to bring her up to date.
Even if I am having a phone conversation, when I hang up she pries about it. As in, if I am having an argument with a client she wants to know all the dirt. Or if my mom calls and tell me something and I congratulate her, she asks what the good news is.
I have tried being curt with this women and being short and nothing works.
I cannot talk to her about it, she takes offence to EVERYTHING and this is who she is. She is just this type of person and she is 55 years old and wouldn’t even know where to change her behaviour.
But she is driving me batty with her constand prying. Any tips or suggestions on how to cut this off so I can at least minimize the prying or my response to her. Short of being rude I cannot figure out how to avoid this woman!