Post # 1
I love my job and love what I do there but my department is super small, it is just me and a co-worker and my boss. But my co-worker, let’s name her S and she is mean and manipulative with anyone she directly she has to work with. We had a very sweet girl who quit because she couln’t take S’s abusiveness. She even went to complain to our boss and another boss but no one listened and helped her, so she quit.
The thing is, my boss loves S because they get along and S is very fake with my boss so she cannot see it. It drives me crazy because S is a VERY negative person and gossips about every single person. Now, I know she does it just to make herself feel better and sometimes I just want to tell her to look in the mirror to see what an ugly person she is.
I found out she hated me since the beginning because I am in college taking some classes and she felt inferior and worrying i would be better than her, and i am better 🙂
Do you feel the same way about your job? I always think that if she quits, the department will be such a better work environement but I just have to suck it up for the next 3 months before my family and I move to another state…
Post # 3
Oh me! me! me! We are also a small department and for the most part I like what my job entails, it’s the people that I work with that drive me crazy! One of the women is a total idiot and the other is a terrible person.
The worst part is that I am on boss #3 that is aware that women #2 is terrible, makes people feel like crap, mean, etc. and all 3 have done nothing about it except to “talk to her about it”… seriously- Wtf people.
Ok, end rant because it’s early Monday morning and if I get started it will just ruin my day/week
Post # 4
@becca83: I love my job, but being that I am IT I deal with a lot of demands from people who can’t even turn on their computer. And they get paid more than me.
There is one gal. I like her for the most part, but she is very rude sometimes. Rather than just call me and say, “Can you please come help me?” you know, like everyone else does, she instead called and started rambling off the list of her problems (and saying hjow I haven’t fixed them in a timely matter). I cut her off mid-sentence and said, “Ok. I get your rudeness.” I hung up and went over to help her. She laughed when I came to help her, like being ugly to me was a joke.
She is probably the one person I can’t stand. When I see her number pop up on my phone I just grumble.
Post # 5
I’m the exact opposite. Hate my job, looooove my coworkers. They’re the only reason I don’t consider jumping out of the window lol (not literally, I’m not suicidal).
I can’t imagine not liking my coworkers. I feel like it would just make my days so miserable :
Post # 6
I like my job well enough but one of my co-workers is ridiculous. Allegedly they’ve been trying to fire her for at least 15 years now but she keeps playing the race card. I just ignore her to the best of my ability.
Post # 7
LOL I totally know how you feel!! People like that just make it difficult to fully enjoy working. My company is so afraid to fire anyone because of lawsuits. .
Post # 8
LOL yeah it is tough having to work with people who expect their work to be done right away. My job is also very demanding and work with customers who expect us to drop everything and get theirs done first.. but good thing 95% of our customers are nice and understanding 🙂
Post # 9
You are very lucky! There are times where i wish i could like my co-worker S but she makes it very very difficult. She tries to get me in trouble with my boss or try to make me look bad.. but she has not succeeded yet 🙂 so it gets very old and tiring…
Post # 10
oh my gosh.. that’s crazy.. yeah i guess they probably don’t want a law suit either..
Post # 11
I think I will always have at least one coworker with whom I do’nt get along, for whatever reason. There are currently two, but to be fair, I mostly work solo – which is good and bad, especially as there are a ton of people I love working with and don’t see as often as I’d like. Of the two I don’t like as much, one intimidates me and originally saw me in a negative light and teh other is just annoying. I don’t deal with either of them often, and will rarely work with the annoying one. I do interact with them in some emails adn on conference calls, but it’s not so bad. As for the mean one, I think it’s mostly a conflict of personality – he is incredibly pushy, and sometimes it is beneficial.
Post # 12
@becca83: Ooooh me me. I like what I do in general and mostly work alone, but there are other people that I work with that I hate with a firey passion. One is our lab manager. She has no need to actually sit in the lab, but she does and insists that the door to our hallway always be shut because its too noisy (technically the door should always be shut by law to preserve the fire rating of the space, but tell that to the other 20 floors of open doors). Its really difficult to open the door 30+ times a day when carrying bottles of media, cages of mice, processed organs.. other disgusting stuff you really don’t want to juggle to open the door. So I propped the door open one day because I knew I would have an exceptionally busy day. She shut it, I open it and ask her to leave it open because I need to go back and forth. She calls the Safety Department on me. The representative from the saftety department gives me a lecture in the hallway filled with propped open doors, in front of another lab as people are happily going in and out of their propped open door. The hypocrisy.