(Closed) I want to kill someone. Mainly my coworker.

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would just tell her that if she is not leaving by 11:45 I am out the door and she will have to wait until I return.

This gives her 15 min leeway in case she is on the phone etc.

The key is this can’t be a bluff. You have to be prepared to get up and go.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

She just wandered around for an hour talking to people? I’d hop up and announce that you are going to lunch, as it’s your turn.

Post # 6
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee

Dooooo it!

It would make me feel better, anyway 😀

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

But if she had jello, she could eat the jello, and not be hungry =]

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

At 12:30 I would say to her hope you had a great lunch I am sure going to enjoy mine and walk right out the door! What would really piss me off is she is getting paid to walk around for an hour!!!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@ejs4y8: Noone likes Yellow Jello!

On a serious note, I would talk to your manager about how its an inappropriate waste of company time, along with wasting other employees who are working there. If she can’t control her employees tactfully, I’d go above her head.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@ejs4y8: haha. love it.

 

@twocatcupcake: i would be majorly annoyed too. especially since she essentially milked a two hour lunch. i’d do as jules suggested and start to be more firm with her. its not fair that she’s taking her sweet time like that

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I like yellow jello Embarassed

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@twocatcupcake: Well you could go about 2 ways. Dip the heck out at your official time or, call someone to bring you something. Obiviuosly the nice approach you took by talking to her and even offering to switch didn’t work sooooo. Hit her with a DIVA move and go. She needs a lil Karma anyway.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Like other posters said, I would just get up and leave on your promised lunch time. If she wanted to waste her time walking around talking to people, that’s her problem! Her punishment is to stay back and eat the yellow jello 😉

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

@MsJ26: My old coworkers would leave on time, but would often “forget” to come back, leaving me stuck at the phone, away from my own desk until 2 hours or so.  I’d keep emergency food (not jello, though) in my desk that I could cook in a microwave, and then let them explain to the boss (their husband or father) why I was getting over time at lunch.

I agree with the other people – if she chose not to go during her assigned lunch – you got at your time and tell her on the way out.  Make up a reason like a lunch appt. or a time-sensitive errand if it makes it easier to duck out.  Her behavior is inexcusable.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

So wait, you have to wait for her to take her lunch, even if she takes it an hour late?  That doesn’t make any sense.  I’d just wait till 11:45 at the latest, then say you’re taking the earlier lunch slot since she hasn’t left yet (I’m assuming there’s two lunch slots with one person taking the earlier one and one person taking the later one.)

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