(Closed) Super rude co-worker strikes again

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 2
390 posts
Helper bee

All I can say is ignore her.

I had a similar problem where a coworker I literally had NEVER HAD A CONVERSATION WITH and worked in a different wing than me created horrible, random rumors about me. I didn’t even hear about them until a friend at work approached me. Conversation went like this:

Friend: “Hey I heard this about you…”

Me: “Wtf are you talking about?”

Friend: “So-and-so has been saying that.”

Me: “Who is so-and-so?”

(It was my first year at this job, I literally didn’t even know who this person was)

My advice, ignore it. Ignorance is bliss. Now when I see this person I literally refuse to look at them and hope that whatever tomfoolery she is cooking up I never hear about and nobody takes seriously. 

Post # 3
2863 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Just smile and ignore it. Commenting back will do nothing, giving in will give them power and by just ignore you don’t play into it. I know it sucks though 🙁

Post # 4
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Damn, sounds like a no-win situation. What a bitch. Guess all you can do is ignore it. I have never understood how rude people do not get fired.

Post # 5
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I’m a pretty fiery person and I don’t tolerate anyone’s bs. I had a co-worker who was constantly putting work on my desk that was actually her job so I finally put it on her desk and said, “if you don’t do YOUR job then there won’t be a reason to keep you around any longer” that shut her up for a while. <br /><br />In your case I’d probably TRY to kill her with kindness. I say try because that’s probably not how things would end up and I would probably start piling all the magazines on her desk with a note saying “Thanks for helping out, I SO appreciate it. Keep up the good work (:”

Post # 6
498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

HR can and should do something about this, no one has that much seniority. If she is horrible to everyone, you can others should begin a paper trail of complaints.These can be emails to co-workers for advice, supervisors or directly to HR. Basically anything that can be timestapped and dated counts. Copies of the emails should be presented to HR as well as the companys conduct policy of which you must be able to argue that she is violating. If these emails/complaints prove that she has violated company policy, then HR has to act on it- whether in the form of a warning, suspension or termination. If you wish to remain anonymous, I would also check to make sure that there is a whistleblower policy to protect yourself and others involved from being identified. 

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