(Closed) Ugh – pushy coworkers anyone?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

ugh my office had to have an intervention about a coworker like this. seriously, so many people complained that an outside facilitator was brought in and we had to do group bonding exercises. it was awful.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

blech. not to that extent, but living in the bible belt, we’ve got some people out here that take it way too far. one guy was retiring and sent the entire company (we’re talking thousands of people) an email about how we’re all going to hell and need to repent. thanks, dude. or the wall-eyed woman who used to sit next to me… i guess she had some BIL she didn’t like who was the same religion as me, but he had twisted it all crazy like so she thought we were all freaks like him. she would be like “well, you guys believe (insert crazy ass thing)” and i’d have to try and laugh and tell her no.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Not okay at work. I’d report her to HR!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You need to speak to HR and tell them that this woman is making you VERY uncomfortable. They need to have a speak with her about whats appropriate work-place conversation.

UGH that must be so annoying!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@mandb122: that’s aggravating. i would definitely talk to either HR or your boss about it. it’s obviously not just you that it’s affecting, what do your other coworkers think? do they laugh it off when she gets onto them or are they just as annoyed? maybe if a small group of you go to report her it will have more of an impact and defuse any “blame” that you might get/feel

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would go to HR with the other coworkers, this is completely unacceptable behavior at the work place.

While you are waiting for HR to speak with her I would tell her that I am not comfortable having that discussion with her and I would appreciate if we could change the subject. If she is talking about this on the phone, even if an employee is on the other end, it turns into a personal call. Is there a policy for personal calls in your office? Is there is I would tell her the policy.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

maybe she’s just lashing out because of the holidays? you said it hadn’t been as bad lately until last night. who knows, some people are just kooks. if she keeps hassling you guys though, I wouldn’t put up with it. my lady got the picture when me and 2 other (higher ranking) coworkers finally shut her down. people will keep going as long as they think they can get away with it.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh no! If it makes you feel any better, many many moons ago when I was a administrative temp, I had a woman try to “save me” at 5:05 on a Friday afternoon. I was very young and it was one of my first jobs so I did not know what to do in that situation. It was terribly awkward and horrible and beyond inappropriate but I did not end up saying anything. In retrospect I should have but I did not know any better at the time. You should say something to human resources about it as it clearly makes you uncomfortable.

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