(Closed) My Coworker just SCREAMED and Swore at me…

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would just stay away from her and let her cool off. Hopefully your boss comes back soon.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Hm. That’s tough. Are you worried for your safety? If so, your boss should understand if you want to work from home until he gets back and can sort it out.

Your work environment shouldn’t be abusive.

If you’re not concerned, I would stay in that private area and work there daily, if possible, until he gets back. That whole thing is just awkward and uncalled for.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@missjewels:  Yikes. I am so sorry this happened. I’ve unfortunately had a (now former) co-worker yell at me and it was awful.

My advice is to avoid this woman until your boss comes back. He’s aware of the situation, and knows this woman has the propensity to freak out. You need to keep your head up and stay above her childish behavior. Once your boss gets back, talk with him. I know you’re uncomfortable, but you’re not in the position to hand out discipline, so just hang tight and focus on your work. I’d avoid her unless you must interact. Be polite and then move on. 

My guess is that she will continue to park like this out of spite. If someone stops over to complain, direct them to her. This is not your problem. 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Avoid her, let her cool down. I’m not excusing her behavior at all because it was crazy inappropriate, but maybe she’s going through a bad time and this just set her off? I know I’m guilty of getting pissy with coworkers when I’m having a bad day. Who knows. Just interact with her at the bare minimum level to get your job done, and then maybe talk to your bosses when they get back, because really that behavior isn’t okay. People have shitty days and don’t handle anger/stress in the right ways sometimes, and while it isn’t ok to take it out on you, sometimes you just have to ignore them while they have their little temper tantrums.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

@missjewels:  In that case, can you take a coffee break or just take a 10-15 minute walk around the office? It would give you some air and her some space. You can come back and work. I wouldn’t act like everything is fine because that behavior at work is unacceptable, so I would limit interaction.

I’m sorry this happened.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@missjewels:  That shit cray!  But seriously, I think your boss should have called back after speaking with you and told your co-worker to take the rest of the day off, and if she couldnt’ cool down in that amount of time not to come back until he got back and he would discuss it with her at that time.

P.S. Our jobs sound very similar 🙂

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yikes, how unprofessional and childish.  Is she having some kind of problem at home, or is it just a attitude problem?  Either way, sorry it happened to you.

 

I had a problem with a coworker in the past who was very catty, rude, and condescending towards not just me, but others as well.  I really have no idea why, but I got tired of it and reported her to our supervisor.  She got talked to, and she cleaned up pretty quick.  I hate being the rat, but I came there to work, not deal with highschool-esque brats.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

Call HR. She was being inappropriate and made you uncomfortable. Is she above you or are you above her?

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@missjewels:  Right, I understand that.  I’m saying no conversation, just send her home because her actions were COMPLETELY inappropriate and he’ll talk to her about it when he gets back.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

If she’s middle aged, she’s probably hitting “mentalpause”, which can explain her freak out.  I’d leave her alone, don’t mention the spot again, let the owners deal with the spot situation when they get back.  She’s lashing out at you because they aren’t there.  I”m sure when they say something to her, she’s not going to do it to them. She’ll shut her mouth and go out and move her vehicle.  Don’t make a big deal out of a little situation.

 

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