(Closed) Reminder: its not ok to smack your co-workers

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 3
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

UM you have to get the F out of there. Toxic work environment to the max – even worse than mine and I hate my office. If you can’t even go to anyone higher up and be treated with respect and listened to then you need to just get out of there ASAP.

Post # 4
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Is there an HR department?  They are supposed to be neutral, I would go to them.  Also, HR LOVES documentation, so if you have any documentation of their inappropriate, rude, unprofessional behavior, bring it with you! I agreed 10000000% with Kittyachi, you need to get out of there.  You may like your job, but not worth the stress it’s causing you!  Also, if they are being that unprofessional and something happens, you will get brought down with them.  Sorry, you have been going through this.

Post # 5
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Egads, and I thought the Bs I work with were back stabbing jerks! I would start sending out your resume everywhere ASAP. Get out of such a nasty nasty work environment! It’ll just poison everything you do there! Good luck!

Post # 7
2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

WOWZA they are truly toxic!  I am sorry thats your current work environment. Try your hardest to kill’em with kindness and get through the day just doing your own work chatting with us, lol 😉

Post # 8
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wow, do you work for my old company??

I feel like you just described my old boss to a tee. I couldn’t take it anymore with the cliques, being left out of important meetings and functions, being talked about behind my back, then getting ‘spoken to’ all the time about what a terrible job I was doing! Meanwhile, she was either working from home or out getting drunk!

I finally just quit. Even though I liked the job a lot, I just couldn’t stand another day working for such idiots. I am soo much happier where I am now, it’s ridiculous. I would clean the toilets if they asked me.  And I found out after I resigned, about 5 other people in my group resigned within two weeks of me!!

Good luck with the situation – look for other jobs and hang in there!

Post # 9
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow. You may like what you’re doing, but it can’t be worth putting up with all that! I mean I hate my job – I post about how much I hate it on here all the time and how I cry once a week and all kinds of other stuff – but yours makes mine sound like a dream!!!!!!!! Get outta there! Run, as fast as you can. Don’t even turn around to look behind you!

Post # 10
4023 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

GET OUT!!!! YOU HAVE TOO!!!! Even if you do love your work, find something new until something else in your field opens up. YOU HAVE TO GET OUT. And yes, I want to slap a few of the people I work with! 😉

Post # 12
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you’re in a union position, can you talk to your union rep or shop steward?  Are the two other people both in the union, too?  Or is your director management?  I think that kind of behavior is absolutely ridiculous and shouldn’t be tolerated.  If your director is management, your union will likely jump on the chance to file a grievance against her.  At the very least, a rep or steward should take your claims seriously.

Also, even if you don’t plan on filing anything with your union, I would suggest documenting every time this sort of thing happens.  Write dates, times, locations, names of people around at the time, and exactly what is said; if at all possible, supplement your notes with emails, voicemails, and accounts from other employees.  The more you document, the more proof you would have to make your case if you decided to come forward in the future. 

Post # 13
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was just about to suggest the same thing as Mrs. Spring – talk to your workplace union rep or shop steward. This type of treatment and job environment is exactly why unions were developed. You don’t have to deal with their unprofessional behavior and toxic work environment.

I also agree with the suggestion regarding documentation. It will make you look professional and provide a basis for your greivances while your drunk co-workers look completely unprofessional.

Sorry you are going through this! It’s a tough economy, but I would definitely start looking for another job in your downtime.

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