Post # 1
I am dealing with someone who takes their job too seriously. Anything not followed exactly by the book to-the-tee, I get scolded for via email. This person isn’t my manager or even in the same department. How should I handle it? I am following procedures per my managment and department, which I have communicated various times too too-serious-person, who just turns around and quotes “company policy.”
I am annoyed…
Post # 3
I would just ignore them and delete the emails personally.
Post # 4
@Mrs.KMM: Agreed – if that person isn’t senior to you, then definitely just ignore them!
Post # 5
@coffeegal85: Discuss it with your manager.
Post # 6
@coffeegal85: ignore them and do your job. she’s not in your department or your seniority – she can get annoyed all she wants to, but it’s not her job to be the whistle blower.
I also used to be this person, lol
Post # 7
@Rouquine: I would do this. Print out the emails and ask about them.
Post # 8
@coffeegal85: I have a few co workers like this and *I* personally just ignore it/ delete the emails or ignore the suggestions, but other coworkers have brought it to a managers attention already.
Post # 9
If she’s in a different department, something your managers have implemented might be beyond the scope of correct for her department and really fouling up her job. It’s not that she’s taking it too seriously so much as trying to be on the same page as the company running smoothly.
I’d ask your manager about the policy they want you to deviate from, and tell them it might be presenting a problem for her department. Ask the manager to work with his colleagues to solve the problem so that everyone can be working in concert with eachother for the greater good. If you ignore her, that’s not really being a team player. She is only going off of what she knows to be true of the company. It’s not her fault, even though she is annoying to you. Ultimately, it’s management’s fault for having a break down in policy and practice.