Post # 1
Hey Bees! I need some love. Basically, when I took this job, someone in the company was already trying to get it from the girl who had the job before me. She’s stirred up tons and tons of crap about me, and it’s getting really old. Everytime I make a mistake (and keep in mind I had three days of training), she brings it up constantly and in front of as many people as she can.
When she makes a mistake, it’s either my fault, my boss’s or it doesn’t matter. I’m getting really tired of this game.
Has anyone else persevered when they had someone gunning for them? I’d love some stories!
Post # 3
I have a coworker who gossips about everyone, so as soon as I started here, she started trying to spread lies about me and runs to the boss/anyone who will listen every time she perceives that I’m making some mistake (of course, if I catch her making a mistake I don’t even mention it to anyone). It’s annoying but I just remind myself that her life must really suck if she’s that wrapped up in disliking other people. Sorry I don’t have any great stories, but I feel like by ignoring her behavior, I’m not feeding into it or fueling the fire. Just go in to work, hold your head high, get your paychecks, and think about how you’re gonna have an awesome wedding 🙂
Post # 4
People suck :P. I’ve been trying to be the bigger person, but I just need a little encouragement every now and then :).
Post # 5
That really sucks :/
I have heard a lot of office situations can get nasty like this. (my mom is 50 & works in an office where stuff like this happens daily).
Is there someone you can talk to (HR, or your boss) privately about the hostile work situation?
Though, I would only pursue this if it would actually benefit the situation, rather than make it worse.
Post # 6
@jo.lee: I dont have any advice, i guess I ony have support. I am going through a same kind of thing…but its my administrator who doesnt like me 🙁 Its awful, she is really mean, finds everything i do wrong and goes running to my boss, she has been reported to the union numerous times but nothing happens as well…its union.
So, i dont know what to say but “chin up” and like other posters said. her life must really suck to be putting all this effort in to make you so upset
Post # 7
We’re really, really small. Other than her, it’s just me, my boss and her friend. They’re actually elected into their positions, so there’s nothing my boss can do about it, even though he knows about it. I’m trying to find a new job as quickly as I can so I can get away from it all. Thanks for the support 🙂
@BaileyH: She does sound like a horrible person. Are you going to try to find a new job or are you sticking it out?
Post # 8
@jo.lee: Bring in cookies for everyone except for her. ^_^
Post # 9
I’m sorry you are going through that but it does seem when you get a bunch of women together, things get catty and quick.
It is such a toxic environment in my department from my boss that my coworker, who is very mild tempered, told me today in tears she actually felt like pulling her car over on the side of the road and throwing up before coming in because of the stress our manager puts us through.
Post # 10
I also started a new job recently, and no one is outwardly mean to me, but it also doesn’t feel like they want me to be a part of the team.
Also, no one is EVER HERE. EVER. There are nine people that work on this floor of the office, all full time, and I am the only one here right now.
Post # 12
I actually did bring them in for just my boss :). I think I might keep doing it, though. He has a rough time, too, and we deserve cookies, lol. She doesn’t :P.
Post # 13
I’m sorry to hear that you’re being treated this way. She must be a really unhappy person.
Post # 14
Ive been there. Women together = drama. I work in retail at Victoria’s Secret, so its all women there. Even if everyone else gets along, theres always that one girl trying to start crap.
*hugs* Eventually, she’ll screw up big time and get her ass fired or she’ll quit. Karma always comes back to bite you.