- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
I have worked at a homeless shelter for a little over two months now. People generally work alone on their shifts – basically oversee the small shelter for 8 hours.
I have a coworker who I don’t seem to get along with. I am pleasant with her but I feel like she talks down to me. I have tried to make some changes (which my bosses love, they like to try new things and see what works) and she has completely vetoed some of them. I made a change to the way we document comments on our call list in excel, with actual comments on cells (days) instead of a column for notes. I also was trying to reoganize our list where we keep locker information, combos, etc. We have a paper file, and my goal is to get things into the computer because it’s easier. I showed her the new excel and she seemed open about it. I had printed out a copy of a new locker log with resident names (because there were many names and I didn’t want to rewrite it all), and she looked at it and said “well, we aren’t going to use this”. The next day my excel document was in the trash can, without so much as a comment about it in our log (I had written quite a bit about the excel file I made in my entry).
We have a white board with resident names, and a color coding system. The program manager wrote new resident info in the wrong color, and my coworker then belittled me and explained very slowly about the color codes. This was after I told her that our program manager wrote it.
A few days ago she had posted some call-off requests for August. I have availability, so I took them. I wrote her a note letting her know and put it in her mailbox.
Flash forward to today, I checked the log and she made a comment thanking me for covering – but spelled my name WRONG.
My name is on my mailbox, next to hers. My name is on several places on the schedule. My name is in the word document log.
I take this as either complete carelessness, or her trying to be rude on purpose. Either way it’s bad.
I feel like I may be taking things way to personally, but…oh well. It’s called a rant for a reason!
If anyone has a suggestion on how to deal with a coworker, please add.