- 5 years ago
so, something happened at work today thats been bothering me all night. this will probably sound petty and stupid, but it bothers me and i hate it!
i started my job about 4.5 months ago, so i’m relatively new. i share a “cubicle” with 3 other men, and we immediately all got along great. we talk often at work, and bring in treats to share (food-related items), and sometimes go to lunch together. one guy, we’ll call him bob, suddenly started being a jerk to me one day about three weeks ago. i don’t see any reason for him to act this way; it was very sudden. we used to chat every day throughout the day, and he started flat-out ignoring me. ignoring my good mornings, my ‘how was your weekend’, etc. when i see him around the company’s campus, he ignores me, purposely walks the opposite directon if he sees me from afar. just.. not speaking to me. at all. or looking at me, even.
today, he did it again and i was getting sick of it, after dealing with it for three weeks. so when i got back to my desk, i asked the other two cubemates what was up. i told them bob had been ignoring me for a while, and i didnt understand why, and did they know? they said it was probably in my head, i was being too sensitive, he probably wasn’t doing it on purpose. when bob returned to our cubicle, one of the cubemates jokingly said “bob, sugar here is upset that you’ve been ignoring her! have you been doing that?!” – but bob seriously responded “sure am.” the other cubemates were shocked, and i NICELY asked bob what was going on. bob ignored me (surprise), and turned back around to face his computer, ignoring me.
so now its just awkward at work. i dont know why hes upset with me, and i would looove to know what triggered such a 180 seemingly overnight. though i share a cube with him, i dont even work with him (different departments) so i don’t think its even work-related! i asked my other cubemates to try and see if they can find out why bob is suddenly so cold towards me, but i’m not banking on that. UGH i don’t know what to do. i dont think i did anything to deserve being shunned like this, but if i did, i’d love to know what i did so i can try to fix it. its making going to work such a downer. and it doesn’t affect my work at all, so i dont feel comfortable going to my supervisor or anything about that – this is far too petty.
just wanted to vent. I feel like this is high school drama >:(
what should i do now???