Post # 1
Everyday I hear stories about people having trouble at work and weird or annoying colleagues..I was always lucky beacause where I work we know each other for years and have managed to create a stable environment with no drama. Can’t say that all my friends are that lucky..
What about you? Do you appreciate the people you work with or do you have to deal with people you don’t really like/ people who make your work day difficult?
Post # 2
Don’t think I have had ajob without drama. But I tend to work in all female departments. I find it easier to work with men. Women.. damn they can be feisty bitches
Post # 3
I work on a VERY small team of 6 and a manager. We also have 2 people off site, which I wish lived here.
I’ve been in my position for over 5 years now, and most of my coworkers have stayed the same during that time. But yes, I co-exist with a couple of them that I am not fans of. One rubbed me the wrong way when they first began, and always has to question everything (among a TON of other annoyances), and another just feels the need to tell everyone who wrong they are about everything and that everything she does is so much superior, cos as if she’d ever make a mistake. She is definitely a know-it-all who relies on Google too much.
But, I’m here for a job and so that is what I do. I have been at my company in various roles for 13 years, and used to be close with some co-workers. This team just isn’t like that. Do I wish it was? Yes and no.
Post # 4
Ugh, yes. Almost everywhere I’ve worked I’ve had a problem with some jerk or other. As theatrejulia mentioned it is mostly women who start the drama, but in my most recent job it has been the lazy people. Unfortunately they come in both genders, so right now I actually have an annoying guy and one annoying woman I have to deal with. I wish my job was less based on the honor system and more on the: “this is your ASSIGNED work, YOU do it” system.
Post # 5
YES! Maybe two or three lol…. Working in healthcare, it’s a predominantly female environment of employees and so there are bound to be a few that rub each other the wrong way. At the end of the day we are all there for the patients so it’s *somewhat* easier to overlook the disagreements because we have a shared goal.
Post # 6
There always seems to be one bad apple. We are a department of 6 and one gal is nutty. She’s been ordered to go to anger management classes (in the past) by my company. It’s an Old Girl’s Club so she will never be asked to leave.
Post # 7
I’m a grin and bear it kind of girl. Sure, there are some people that make me NUTS here! I could go on and on about them but I won’t. Instead I suck it up and work. I want to move up in the company I’m at, so better to not ruffle the feathers. Instead, I shall smack talk about them later to my Fiance as he pretends to listen. 🙂
Post # 8
I’ve only been at my new job for about 1.5 months now, and so far everyone is super nice and helpful. Maybe a couple of people who are a little strange, or not quite as helpful…but nothing really to complain about. Our employer (a private hospital) treats their employees very well, so people are generally happy. They also don’t seem to tolerate bad employees…I witnessed a firing a couple weeks ago (for good reason). They want to surround their good employees with other good employees, and I really appreciate that.
Post # 9
I’ve got a good team now. Wasn’t always that way. I expect a few more crazies tho. Actually if I don’t open my own solo business I expect a LOT MORE CRAZIES. I’ll deal with it when it happens
Post # 10
I used to work in a male dominated field in a store (It was a hunting store) and my direct manager felt I was incompetent and not good enough to be there. He would make polite (yet backhanded) comments about my perfectly adequate work and when layoffs started he offered me up first. My manager above him put laying me off til the very last wave (when everyone was laid off) but it is what it is.
I never gave him a reason to dislike me or feel my work was underachieving. I worked hard, and I was just as adequate as the rest of the men in my department, but he was a real jackass.
I was the only woman in my department.