How to deal with the colleagues who always create trouble for you intentionally?

Belgium
July 30, 2009 8:14am CST
Everyone knows there is competition in the working place. Have you ever met some colleagues that always create trouble for you and play tricks at you intentionally in order to harm your reputation and make the boss doubt your working ability, though you have never do anything harm to them? I hate to get along with these people who have dark personality and are always jealous of others succeed. What would you do if you meet this situation?
2 responses
@windymyre (210)
• United States
31 Jul 09
I work with someone like this. If he hears that I got in trouble for something, the first thing out of his mouth to me is, "I didn't say anything to the boss about it". Or if he complains to me about something that isn't going right & I was part of it, he says that he isn't going to say anything to the boss about it. Then next thing I know, the boss is asking me about it. I just get my revenge by telling on him to the boss. But I make sure that what I tell is something that I know will really get him in trouble & that I'm sure is fact. He knows that I tell on him & then he backs off of me for a little bit. What comes around, goes around. I also have a little bit to do with how much commision he can make at this job. So he knows not to mess with me too much because I can really mess with him.
• Belgium
31 Jul 09
Thanks for sharing. I prefer to talk with the colleage than to tell on him to the boss. However, it seems that since he always does it with malevolence, it is useless to talk with such unreasonable people.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
30 Apr 10
Well best way is to face them boldly. And some of them always fear to those troublesome colleagues. Face them boldly so you can have them out of your way.