Post # 1
I’m not sure what to do. My colleague, who is a peer, has taken credit for my work a couple of times. My own boss is aware of the work I do and maybe that’s enough. It just annoys me that the team probably thinks she does everything, including my job.
Would you say something?
Post # 3
@MrsPanda99: I would talk to your boss, and come up with a strategy.
Post # 4
@MrsPanda99: Absolutely. And I’ve told them that the boss is already aware of the work you did. Therefore making her bullshit efforts useless and it makes her look stupid in front of the boss.
Post # 5
I have! An asshole that used to be on my team butted in during my presentation about how I made the company buckets of money for $0, so I snapped at him and just spoke right over him. He was trying to jump in and co-present and take some glory for himself so I put an end to that right then and there. It boils my blood thinking about it again… I HATED that guy. Still do, but thankfully he left my group so I haven’t spoken to him in months and I ignore him whenever I run into him.
Post # 6
Yep. I work in a creative environment where we have to come up with new marketing ideas, you bet your ass I would speak up if someone stole my ideas and marketed them as their own.
Post # 7
@MrsPanda99: If my boss didn’t know I was doing the work, I’d speak up but since your boss knows.. your coworker just looks stupid. I’d certainly take any opportunity that came up to let my coworkers know I was the one who was actually doing the work though.
Post # 8
@MrsPanda99: I would be annoyed and probably snap “Could you please stop taking credit for my work? It’s really kind of rude and I don’t appreciate it.”
Post # 9
@MrsPanda99: Yes, I would absolutely say something. No way am I taking that laying down. You accept it once, and you’ll just get more of the same.
Post # 10
It depends, if its a one-off, a small thing or something we collaborated on, I’ll let it go. It’s not worth the discord. Especially if the higher ups know the truth. If its habitual, if there was zero collaboration or if it was a big thing, I’d say something.
I had to bite my tongue quite a bit recently. A junior member of our team helped on something I was working on. It had been all mapped out and planned by me for months, but I got busy on something else, so she had to execute. All she did was follow my directions, but you’d think she arranged a space shuttle launch with the way she went on about it. And when the event was over, she took all the credit for all the ideas/planning. I didn’t say anything. I let her have her accolades. I know the truth, the higher ups know the truth, she needed something positive behind her.
Post # 11
I had this girl in my clinical rotation in nursing school who was terrible (she ended up failing the course), and she always seemed to be partnered with me when we worked on the simulation manican patients, and she was out to make me look bad!
We were supposed to talk to the manicans, and they could talk back to us. On the first day of our rotation I asked it a question that was really great and my teacher wasn’t expecting us to be able to think that criticall day one, so she was super excited about it. The girl tried to tell everyone that she whispered the question in my ear, and I was the one who said it aloud! WTF, no bitch! LOL
Then later we were supposed to give the thing some pills, and we hadn’t really been told if we actually put the real pills in the things mouth. I didn’t want to break it, so I asked my instructor. During disucssion after that the girl says, “I wouldn’t ask the instructor mid-procedure if the patient is allowed to actually take the pills.” I finally snapped, and I’m like, “well most patients who are going to be given pills orally are actually able to swallow. Considering that this one is a dummy I wasn’t sure.”
Post # 12
It would depend on what it was, but if it became a habit then I’d definitely speak up and put an end to that.
Post # 13
I’d talk to your boss about it.
If it’s something inconsequential then I’d let it slide (like if she mentions an idea that was originally yours and it comes up in a meeting or something) but if she is actually taking credit for stuff you put hours of work into then that’s a big problem IMO. It could start to hurt your reputation.
Post # 15
I would confront the person that was stealing the credit. Why would you want to keep being a doormat? I know you said your boss knows about this, but if you don’t stand up for yourself why should your boss?