- 9 years ago
So, I just had a pretty annoying situation with one of my coworkers. I work in a very small office and invited my coworkers to my wedding (they’re like the annoying relatives I never had lol). Or so I thought. Anyway, so we’re having this staff meeting with our executive director and one coworker comes out and says he’s been really upset at me for this thing that happened 1 week ago that I had no idea had even happened!
Basically, I was supposed to speak at a community event, and one of the event organizers called me. I was not in the office, so they gave the info to the coworker in question who is also working on organizing that event. When I came back into the office, my coworker gave me the information for the event, the details of what I was supposed to talk about, etc. Well, I called the event organizer back just to make sure there was nothing that I was missing. And THIS was apparently a really horrible, offensive thing to do!! Coworker started accusing me (in front of my bosses mind you) that I was taking over his projects, that I didn’t respect him or his work, and that me calling the event organizer showed that I did not value what he (coworker) was doing. Ummm… WTF?? I was just stunned.
Later in the meeting my other coworkers made him feel bad about being such a jerk and he apologized in front of everyone but still, it was totally out of line. After the meeting I was all like “uh… we need to talk” to him but he had to run off to another meeting so we’re set to talk about these “issues” on Monday.
I think part of the problem is that I got a promotion and a raise recently but nobody else did, even though they have all been working hard too. I only got the promotion because I asked for it and the promotion was there for the taking, just the others were too lazy or didn’t want to ask for it.
I wish I could disinvite him to the wedding now but obviously I can’t. Plus now we have this weird, awkward work environment… Ughhh…..