- 5 years ago
I share an office. Some days it’s not so bad. Most days are awful. Other days I have to bite my tongue so hard I swear I taste blood.
I share an office with a girl who is 26. She throws temper tantrums, weekly. If there’s a group outing for lunch and she doesn’t get an invitation, the day is ruined, RUINED. And she doesn’t let anyone forget. If I don’t fill the paper tray for our printer, and she has to get up out of her seat to do it, LOOK OUT! Her style is passive aggressive bitchiness, and it gets her nowhere professionally and in her personal/dating life. She speaks to our boss as if he were her brother, and generally treats most of our colleagues with such disrespect it’s embarrassing. My days are spent listening to her complain about how no one likes her, she’ll never find anyone to marry her and how she has no friends.
We talk about our personal lives here and there, but I hold back a lot because I feel like this girl has nothing nice to say about anyone. Numerous times I’ve heard her refer to a friend of hers as a fat ass or ugly, or white trash. If a friend of hers posts an engagement status via Facebook and a ring shot, oh dear Lord, watch out. It really bums me out because sometimes I wish we could be closer. I mean, I spend nearly 40 hours of my life sitting next to this girl. So, it would be normal you would think to talk about all the exciting things going on in one’s life, like shopping for a home with my SO, and stories of trying on rings at the jewelry store. But I just cannot get past her bad attitude. I guess I’m at a point in my life where I just prefer to keep negativity far away from me and being around someone who is never happy for other people gets old.
I should also add that I tried doing friendly things with this girl outside of work a few times, and it never ended well. A softball tournament and drinks after work with everyone from the office, ended in a fit and tears on her part because the guy she liked was leaving in a different car, and she needed a ride home from someone else. We won tickets on the radio to a country festival that was in town last summer. I went with her for one of the days, and it was just…bad. She got very angry when we got there because I hadn’t offered to pay for parking immediately. When we made our way to the stage to see a performer, I had to use the restroom and was met with a response of “can’t this wait until later?!?!?!, ugghhhhhh I can’t believe this” kind of attitude. So I just went and found her shortly after. That was the last time I attempted to befriend her.
Sorry if it sounds like I’m whining a bit, but sometimes I do wish that I had co-workers that I was close to. I guess I should be thankful I have a wonderful best friend who listens like a champ. And an SO who is also fantastic at listening to me talk about my workdays. Thanks for listening to me whine/rant!
Anyone else have co-workers, office roommate stories from hell? Please share and tell me how you deal!