How to behave when a workmate and your work piss you off?

Philippines
February 4, 2010 8:37am CST
I don't know if I just woke up at the wrong side of the bed or this is just the real thing. I am not being productive today because one of my colleagues pisses me off. He is so boastful and I hate to see him around but his always here! Argh! I really don't know what's with him that he has to brag evrything! I don't know but he makes everything a big deal! Plus my work - it really upsets me now, I have so many deadlines and other duties are coming so often.. (sigh*) So how do you handle this situation?
3 responses
@Theresaaiza (10098)
• Australia
5 Feb 10
If you wanna stick to the job, act like you are not pissed off. But if it makes you feel better, speak your mind. I don't sound too solid, do I? Me too, I guess I woke up at the wrong side of the bed. The area of my brain which seems to be good at giving advices seem to have bugged down. So well, goodluck!
• United States
5 Feb 10
I just ignore them as best as I can. I tend to make sure that I don't encourage the conversation as best as I can. Whenever it reaches another level I tell them that I have something else to do and then I go the other way and find something to do. Also, changing the subject works quite well.
@raynejasper (2326)
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
..hi.. In all working environment, I think there will always be coworkers who are like that and if you are pissed of then you are the loser.. Don't get me wrong.. What I mean here is, based from my experience, whenever my workmate do this thing and I got pissed of, I always lost focus and concentration with my work so my day turns out bad while my workmate's work is done.. this is why I tell you that you become the loser if you allow yourself to get pissed of.. What I did was, I try to ignore my workmate and just smile whenever he brags something.. then I exhale and inhale then relax a bit.. after which, I go back to my work and schedule the things that I need to finish.. what you need is work organization.. you have to budget your time to finish all your work.. but you will have to clean your mind of any upsets that you have so that you can focus on your work.. don't allow yourself to be affected by workmates attitude.. after all, you have your own work to do and you have to work on your on.. you will need all the energy that you have rather than letting your workmate get into your nerves.. you will see that at the end of the day, you have satisfactorily accomplished something..