(Closed) nwr:my work partner is driving me crazy VENT!

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 2
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I hate to say it, but it is your responsibility to say something, since you’ve observed this. If she isn’t listening to you, then it’s time to go to someone who she will listen to. 

Post # 3
924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

JerNCher:  I agree with JenGirl:  Incorrect may be one thing, but “unsafe” is a major issue and it is your responsibility to say something. Turning your back to it and/or getting another position to avoid the problem isn’t going to help someone who gets hurt by unsafe practices. Talk to the person. Go to HR. Go to your boss. But you definitely need to say something. 

Post # 4
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

JerNCher:  Agree with PPs. Go to your boss and explain what’s happening. It IS your responsibility. 

Post # 5
3586 posts
Sugar bee

JerNCher:  i feel ya. In my job they have to really being doing something wrong or unsafe in order for something to happen. There are so many people who just make my head spin when im at work. Like today,  we do a lot of radio communication and the girl i was working with called in and when she did it sounded like something was wrong so my heart dropped and i was about ready to go find her. Turned out she was just letting us know that she had someone coming up to the office. Anyways i am constantly annoyed with the people i work wit and people i am around/ client’s but I’ve learn to just deal with it. Again I know how you feel and it sucks.

Post # 7
4054 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

JerNCher:  I stopped giving instruction and I’m staying to myself. I’m not taking any responsibility.

Quit being passive aggressive and talk to someone if what she’s doing is unsafe, and she’s teaching new people those practices. It IS your job to ensure other people you work with have a safe workplace, and if she won’t do it, then talk to someone who will make sure she does. What if one of those new people gets hurt or something? Whether you leave or not, it will still be on your conscience.

Post # 8
48 posts

here are some possible options:

if if your coworker is ignoring instructions that are printed and visible in the workplace (as a lot of safety messages are) then tell the newdr team members that the supervisors might ask the newer team members to demonstrate their knowledge of the safety instructions. 

If if the instructions aren’t visible to newer workers, then you can try to arrange a visit from supervisors on some pretext (Google an accident at a similar workplace) to ensure that key messages are emphasised to newer workers from one of your superiors (makes enforcement easier). 

If if that is not feasible, write a letter / email to your manager outlining the fact that you are writing because X is doing things differently (use a non pejorative adverb) and you don’t want the newer staff receiving conflicting instruction on both productivity and safety grounds. 

Best of luck. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by  Apibus.
Post # 9
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

JerNCher:  If it’s unsafe, as you say, how is it not worth going to your supervisor?

Post # 10
2013 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

JerNCher:  “It would have to be something super serious before going to my supervisor,I just don’t want to take that step yet.”

Your original post makes it sound like this IS something super serious. Go talk to your supervisor.

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