November 14, 2006 9:10pm CST
I have a co-worker who consistently has bad things happen to her. All within the past month, her daughter supposedly tried to commit suicide, her son broke his foot, sliding glass door was shot out by drug dealers mistaking her house for a neighbor's, and her brother overdosed on heroin (just to name a few things). Interestingly enough, these things happen whenever attention is brought to her poor behavior at work. She makes calls from her work station to her ex-husband, harassing him. When confronted about this, she uses her e-mail instead to contact her ex-husband about spousal and child support. Now she is gaining the sympathies of other co-workers while I have been checking out her stories. Needless to say, there is enough evidence that none of the above ever happened. However, I would imagine that now it looks like I am the one with the problem. I am the one who is required to supervise her activities since she is a new employee and provide training. I have shared my concerns with my supervisor, but because there is no "solid proof" not much else can be done. I don't know where else to go for help.