How To Handle Annoying Colleagues??

Indonesia
October 1, 2011 11:57am CST
I have only been working in this company for two years, but there are some people who have been working here since the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Those people are really bossy and always act as if they were the most perfect people in this entire universe. Two months ago, they spread a really bad gossip about me. Thank God my boss knows that I'm not the guilty one. It seems that those bad people tried to get the other employees to be on their side and maybe get rid of me. I still feel hurt by that gossip. But I love my job. My question is, how to handle those annoying colleagues???
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10 responses
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
i see you have been keeping cool with these guys for two years. that seemed too long for avoiding them. maybe it's time that you voice out, maybe they see you as someone who is weak. try building your outer aura as someone who is tough like defending your side through voicing out as i have said earlier then maybe with that they would not want to mess with you. if this won't work then try hitting them the way they hit you but oops! you should not stoop down their level. they are dumb. it's a good thing that your boss believes you and not them. that's what really matters. your job. always keep your cool kawan. have a nice day!
• Indonesia
2 Oct 11
I have been trying to stay calm because if I start a fight, that's exactly what they want. Then they can tell everyone that I'm the trouble maker in the company, instead of them. Besides, some people told me that it's no use to waste my energy for such annoying people. But when they are getting "too much" then of course I will speak up! Thank you for responding.
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
that is true! never waste your time and energy on those kind of people. you become like them if you would go down their level. you're welcome!
@besssia (94)
• Philippines
1 Oct 11
You know what, let them talk all they want. As long as you know the truth and your boss believes you, then there's no problem, really. If I were you, I'd do things to get them green with envy. Infuriate them by ignoring their immature tactics to get you down. Just do your job and forget about those people. They are not the ones who will feed you anyway. :) Heads up!
• Indonesia
1 Oct 11
That's exactly what I have been doing in the past two years. I always try to do my best at work and ignore them. But I'm just a human after all, and sometime when I think about what they did to me and see how they act at work everyday, it does hurts. But yes you're right, they are not the ones who will feed me anyway :) Thank you for responding.
• Philippines
1 Oct 11
No problem :) "Sticks and stones will hurt my bones but words will never harm me." I try to remember this line whenever people say things that hurt me. I'm sharing it to you so you can also try to remember this when people talk nonsense about you. Also, only a toddler or someone really immature will call you names and say things that may hurt so if I were you, just brush them off. They have peas for brains :)
@TrvlArrngr (4061)
• United States
4 Oct 11
You will find them everywhere - unfortunately! I try to ignore them and keep out of their path. If I have to work with them on a project I make sure to document and keep a paper trail (email trail) of all I have done and what was expected of me and of them. This way there is always proof that I did my job on time and correctly. Good luck!
• Indonesia
5 Oct 11
That's a very good idea, I will make sure I remember to keep e-mail trail of all I have done, just in case they want to say bad things about my job. Thank you for responding and for the excellent idea.
• China
2 Oct 11
why no matter what place always have some annoying people! spread bad gossip about others could only gave bad impression on other people,in addition,nothing else```we all need courage to face gossip,to this people,nothing need you do.oh!how stupid they are! shoot oneself in the foot!
• Indonesia
2 Oct 11
Yes, bad people are everywhere. A friend once told me that bad people were created to test our patience. Somehow I think that's true :) Thank you for responding.
@HeartROB (434)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
Well the best way to handle annoying Colleagues are to ignore them. They just get so annoying when you entertain their annoying runts. So have fun ignoring them, don't just get piss because the first one who gets piss off is the one who lose.
• Indonesia
2 Oct 11
Yes you're right. I'm trying soooo hard to be patient with them now, and it's hard really :) Thank you for responding.
@bingskee (5242)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
a saying goes like this, 'in every forest, there are snakes!' learning about it, i had always prepared myself against these 'snakes'. it's good to stay from them, yes. it's good to not mind them, yes. it's good to just mind your own job, yes. but it is best to make a stand when they are trying to ruin you. do not let them think that they can do anything against you. you just do not bend down on these kinds of people. they are bad, and they can get evil but show them that they cannot put a good man down. all the best for you.
• Indonesia
2 Oct 11
Thank you for the advice and well wishes. You are right, I will stand up and tell them what I think, when they cross the line.
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
For those people that annoy me I just ignore them as if they don't exist. I only talked to them when needed. It is awful when such people talk behind your back so continue to prove them wrong since they are the type of people that just wants to get you into trouble for that purpose alone as a sort of entertainment no matter how twisted that sounds.
• Indonesia
2 Oct 11
I'm trying hard to ignore them, but sometimes to hear them saying bad things about me behind my back really makes my ears "red", if you know what I mean :) Thank you for responding.
@ebuscat (5950)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
For me just get out of there so that things would be fine make your owned world in your life.
• Indonesia
2 Oct 11
Yes, I have been thinking about this possibility too. Thank you for responding.
@singlemommy (2953)
• United States
2 Oct 11
I have a couple annoying co-workers. I try to handle them by just trying to avoid them all together. If that isn't possible then I try to kill them with kindness.
• Indonesia
2 Oct 11
Yes, you are right. I'm also trying to kill them with kindness. Those people know nothing about computers, they don't even know how to install a program or configure computer settings! So every time they need my help, they will lower themselves and talk to me nicely to ask for help. I bet that's very embarrassing for them to know that the one they hate is smarter than them...LOL ;) Thank you for responding.
• Philippines
1 Oct 11
Those kinds of people will surely annoy you, and they will not stop until you will lose. My tip is if they will not stop even if you didn't mind them is to confront them. Let them feel like you're not the type of person who gets bullied easily. If they threaten you, tell them to talk to your lawyer, let's see what their facial expressions will look like.
• Indonesia
2 Oct 11
I will confront them sooner or later when they are getting "out of control". And yes, ask them to talk to my lawyer is a good idea ;) Thank you for responding.