How do you handle irritable people at work?

India
September 23, 2009 11:26am CST
I am going mad as well as confused that how to handle my colleague who is irritable. actually i got a addition job to allote case and supervise few people under me and he is also in those people. and above all he is elder to me. I normally request people to do work and if they dont i have to be more responsible as wel as strict to get work done. Now i spock to him he said that my superior know every thing, hence i went to my superior to know. but even she didnt knew. Now he will be taken for one on one and that may effect his future groth. I dont know what to do now. pls suggest
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@sunny68 (1327)
• India
23 Sep 09
you were just doing your job. you did what you had to do. so you need not feel bad about it. also it is obvious that the person in question had lied to you (for whatever reason) so he should bear the consequences. if you had ignored your duties then you would have to face the consequences.
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@Archie0 (4669)
23 Sep 09
depends what kind of irritable they are... i give rude people the cold shoulder and act rude back. if its someone trying to be dumb, i usually call them on it. if theyre naturally dumb i'd feel bad so i just ignore it. but, there are a lot of types of irritable people. te best way to deal is to ignore or to give them their own medicine : )
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@sunny68 (1327)
• India
24 Sep 09
true, it differs from case to case. the main thing is that you should not allow others to take undue advantage of you.
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24 Sep 09
Hey buddy, There are many such people around us, you cant just keep thinking a abt them. One thing you can do is just ignore the person but also the same time keep an eye on him as is he completing the alloted work and report to your supervisor abt it. The other thing is : Allot him more and diffcult work so that he will be busy the whole day and will not have time to think or irritate you... :)
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
24 Sep 09
Probably the only one who can make a suggestion would be your superior and from the sounds of it she is already having a problem with him. Sounds like he will try to pit the two of you against each other, so the best thing is for your and her to work together. If he resents you for having more authority even though you are younger, he undoubtedly also resents her for being a powerful woman. Good luck!
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@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
Simple, I just avoid and don't mind them... I usually show them that I'm bored by their antics or whatever.. The worse thing would be me screaming at them or hurting them... But that won't happen!
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@dadedade (88)
• Romania
23 Sep 09
I have a lot of irritable peoples at the place I work and I thik that they ar like this is that I love tha job I do and I work whith diligently and this thing helps me and my boss appreciate me more than the others employes.When I see them iriitabe I just see of my job and don`t care what they say
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