Just started new job, but…

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Being that you are in a new position, basically starting a new job with a new supervisor, I would tread lightly. I understand why these things are irritating and seem inappropriate, but I think if anything you should be confronting your coworker and not going to your supervisor. As annoying as she is to you, sometimes you just have to be professional and work with people you don’t like. We all do it, and hopefully after this project she’ll be gone. If you are unsure of what your expected duties are, definitely talk to your supervisor about that. since you are in a new position, I am sure they expect questions. Congrats on the new job!!!


Post # 4
11626 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Definitely tread lightly and keep a good attitude.  Perhaps when she comes into your space you two can set some mutual ground rules to try to keep the peace. 

Also, just unfriend her on Facebook.  You don’t need to add extra drama to your life! 


Post # 5
12895 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not really sure why it matter if this coworker is rude, inappropriate, etc.  Let that person make an ass of themselves, and just distance yourself.  If you have to work together, be courteous and that’s it.  If they want to attack you and make stupid little jabs, just show them you dont care what they have to say.  If you show they can get to you, they will feed on it and continue.  Show them you dont give a shit, and they will find someone else to feed on.

Post # 6
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

First off, congratulations on your promotion! I’m sorry this person is raining on your parade but I agree with the others, tread lightly. 

I would defriend her on Facebook and then try to ignore her as much as possible. For example, she makes an inappropriate/lewd joke, you pretend you didn’t hear her, she calls you up on it and you say “oh, I thought I head someone say ____ but didn’t think that could possibly have been you!” Just let her make a joke of herself, which she will, soon enough. Watch your back and never let her learn anything personal about you (not even how you take your coffee) – it will give her less ammunition to harm you. Good luck and I hope she quits soon! 

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