- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Ok bees, I have an issue. There is this woman who we will call K. She is in another department. I rarely interact with her, but every time I do she says or does something really stupid. Example:
Me: I want to file paperwork XYZ for situation ABC.
Her: Well I don’t think that will help anything because bla, bla, bla.
Me: Well I was under the impression that it would because bla, bla, bla but can you explain again why it won’t help in case I miss something?
Her: Not really, it just won’t work because bla, bla, bla, (non-sensical poorly thought out argument.)
Me: Well can you please just file the paperwork anyway in case? If I’m wrong then no harm will come of it but I’d like to try.
Her: Grumble grumble fine.
And what do you know, it WAS the right paperwork and an applicable situation and the situation resolved favorably. What if I had listened to her? I’m sure other people have been in the same situation and if they didn’t argue they would have been screwed. She is just lazy.
Okay, here is the situation I am REALLY pissed about. Today I get an email (totally different situation) that (for the sake of privacy) basically says, “Moonadea, you needed to file ABC paperwork and you didn’t. Please fix this ASAP. I’ll let your supervisors know when you have taken care of it.” And it is cc’ed to my three supervisors.
And I have NO IDEA what she is talking about. I have gotten NOTHING on the subject before now, and long story short I am 99.9% sure this is a mistake. To make it worse, I called her immediately and it went to voicemail and she hasn’t called back. Then I called her supervisor and left a message and he hasn’t called me back either. I am waiting to email my supervisors until I speak with someone in her department just in case I am mistaken about the whole situation. But I am fuming.
I am sure she just got mixed up/filed something incorrectly and she’ll just be like “Oh yeah, oops, nevermind” when I go over the situation with her. But this is not the first time something like this has happened. Not to mention it makes me look bad for absolutely no reason. Even if I did do something wrong, you’d think the normal thing to do would be to ask me about it before you send an email like that!
I really want to say something to her but I probably shouldn’t. I wouldn’t like scream at her but I want to tell her how I really don’t appreciate her constant mistakes that reflect poorly on me and that she needs to be more careful, not to mention that her email was rude and uncalled for. She has no power over me and our departments are only loosely linked so I’m pretty sure it would have no ill effects on my career but then again, you never know when things will come back to you. She is always rude, snippy and unhelpful and this is just the last straw though.
Bees, what would you do?