- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Bees, I need to vent, and I need some advice!
I recently got a new part- to full-time job while I finish grad school. I am in my mid-twenties, and most of my coworkers are younger than me, but they are pretty cool people and we get along well.
Exept for “Natalie”. She is one of those people who is full of themselves and sarcastic at all times. I have not heard a word come out of her mouth that is not sarcasm, or just plain rude. I am a very polite, easygoing person and I like to get along with everyone.
“Natalie” had been pretty decent toward me for 3 weeks while I was training, which meant she typically just ignored me, or only talked to me when other people were around. Fine. I don’t have to be friends with all my coworkers.
Then, this past week, she started giving me the evil eye, calling me out on EVERY tiny little mistake I made, huffing, tapping her foot, and rolling her eyes when she thought I was taking too long to do something, and taking over my tasks when she was tired of “waiting” for me to do it.
I must stress, that I am a great employee. My manager has told me that I caught on very quickly, and was keeping up really well. This was during a morning rush, when the manager was working next to my station. I am NOT too slow, and I am NOT doing things “wrong”.
It is going to be really hard for me to hide my dislike for this girl, but she is well liked, and I don’t want to start a rivalry.
Can I just add that she is 6 years younger than me, recently married, and a “shift”, she has this colassal attitude toward me that I swear I did nothing to provoke! I have been nothing but friendly toward her, despite her attitude. When the other coworkers mess up she ignores it, but nitpicks at me like nothing else! The only thing I can think is that I am friendly with all the guys, who she flirts with outrageously (they are nice people, and very talkative, so we get along well), and the manager (I worked for her at another location a while ago).
I feel like I was signed up for a bitch competition without my consent. Ugh. How do I deal?