What will you do if you had a selfish co-worker?

China
March 15, 2009 7:44am CST
I have been in such a trouble,the co-worker is a woman,she always put more work to others,and she is good in quarreling.How should I do,did you have a such co-worker?
5 responses
@venmarz13 (736)
• Indonesia
15 Mar 09
ehm u were in worst position my friend.i ever have experience like that.actually she is my bestfriend(no longer now).she have a project for our school task,she get it from her father.we build website for any company.in that time we didnt have any experience in that project.but she always force us to done it as soon as possible without any helping from her.i really dont like her bossy attitude.and my team didnt like her too.she think that she have a best role in that project so she didnt want to helping us.So we finish the project without any helping from her.The problem continue until now.i really hate her(she is too).and dont want to know about her except she change her habit attitude to be better one.but i really hesitate it can be happen.
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@snowy22315 (47367)
• United States
15 Mar 09
I would not engage her in conversation. She is just looking to argue and if you talk to her you will probably just fuel the fire. I would let her come to you if she wants to talk, that way you will get her when she wants to talk to you and not engage her in conversation otherwise.
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15 Mar 09
By 'put more work to others' do you mean she is lazy and pushes her workload onto other people, or that she delegates better due to her senior position? Good in quarreling is a standard in the workplace. Usually either from length of service, or just having an argumentative personality. I've not really had that kind of problem at work, though i'm sure i have come across such people. I guess its just down to diversity and the fact that everyone has a different opinion. I do know friends who are in the same sounding situation and it annoys them, but at the end of the day, they just get on with their own work as its not really their problem.
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@Valenas (1510)
• United States
15 Mar 09
I do have a selfish co-worker. He cares about nobody but himself, and it frustrates the rest of us. One of my co-workers had a medical emergency with her son where had to be hospitalized, and he is young enough that she needed to be there for him and couldn't come into work. He covered a one or two of her shifts, but expected her to work the weekend for him. If one of us ever has to cover one of his weekends, it is different. We don't expect him to cover for us because we covered for him. Uggggh.
• China
15 Mar 09
Divide the work before you do,then finish your part.Don't care what she say.