I can't stand my partner at work -- What to do about it?

United States
September 22, 2008 11:38pm CST
I work 4 days a week, each day with a different partner/driver. The one I have the first day of my work week I can't stand and I have to be stuck with that person for 12 hours. Let me tell you about that person... She's the silent to type who seems kinda stuck up and only talks to those people who she likes the most. She'll only talk to you when she feels like talking, she hardly smiles or laughs. It's really depressing. I'm afraid to change my schedule again, because I've changed it 3 times already. First I was working 40 hours a week, with a day off in between each work day which I think is pretty stupid so I changed it so I switched to an open shift that was 4pm-12am from Monday-Friday which was cool and all, don't get me wrong, but I hated only having two days off, they went by so fast. So I changed it again so I can have 3 days off together and work 4 days straight. So now here I am stuck with that one partner for that 1 day of the week for 12 hours. Ugh! I don't know what to do?
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Sep 08
handsomeitaliano why not change your attitude towards this lady and try to get her to op;en up. surprise her ask her about'herself,we all like to talk about ourselves, and whenever'she does something you half way like compliment her on' that. maybe she is thinking the same thing about you, and if'you'come on as a nice guy she just might be more likeable than'you think,make your twelve hours into something more pleasant' a lot of times people think i am stuck up but no i am just shy,so treat her like you would like to be treated and I bet you she will seem much nicer to you. i think you go in with her in a sour mood thinking why am I stick with this b**tch and you come off in a sour way. so maybe you need to change your way too. a lot of quiet people are just shy.you cannot see into her mind so you are mainly guessing on how she feels.talk to her, make jokes, complimemt her and treat her the way you want her to treat you. treat it you might like it.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
Maybe you just have to give her a chance. I mean, you need not force her to like you. Deal with her in a business manner, since you two need to work. Just communicate in a co-worker kind of relationship and do not mind her if she does not smile. Maybe, you're just not used to being not smiled at. Maybe she is just uncomfortable with you.