(Closed) How do you deal with people who take their job too seriously?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would just ignore them and delete the emails personally.

Post # 4
1866 posts
Buzzing bee

@Mrs.KMM:  Agreed – if that person isn’t senior to you, then definitely just ignore them!

Post # 5
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@coffeegal85:  Discuss it with your manager.

Post # 6
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@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
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Rouquine:  I would do this. Print out the emails and ask about them.

Post # 8
5220 posts
Bee Keeper

@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
4325 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

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.

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