A co-employee who is not sensitive enough...

Philippines
December 1, 2011 9:43pm CST
Good day dear fellow mylotters, I was really wondering why there are some people who does not care at all. As they are not thinking that their work somehow affects others especially if you are working into an office under one department. That your work responsibility has some domino effect in your colleague. Just like my previous colleague. That she always came late. As our office timing is 8:30 am then she will come after 1 hour and sometimes, by 10 am. That situation is fine if her work will not affect and hinder somebody's duty. But, what if her late will affect other's task. And not only that, the moment she arrived at the office, she will not quickly do her task, as she will chat first and make her coffee. The time she will gonna start her job will be almost lunch time. She is really different. As she was not that sensitive if she can bother others due to her tardiness.
3 responses
• Indonesia
2 Dec 11
She is a mess. As far as I remembered, I have never been late to work. I always tried to come earlier than before. Timing has been my concern since I have been studying at a private school where timing got really our attention. This school really treated us strictly and in deterred way. I have been used with strict rules and became my life style. I have been sick of knowing that my colleague were always in tardiness for whatever reasons. I don't own a private company and don't want to have an employee who does not have sensitive feeling that is taking place.
@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
I also felt that when I was working. It's irritating to have a colleague that is really a pain-in-the-neck. That person should get a disciplinary action from the department and maybe with that she can make up her mind and improve. Last night at dinner, my husband talked to me about his dilemma to one of his subordinate. Just like this problem we're talking, an insensitive-not accepting-unproductive-always tardy subordinate! It's my first time that I saw my husband to be attached with the issue. He told me when he talked to the person, closed door, the given reason of the girl's tardy according to her is she's in the process of adjusting in her new day-off's. My husband don't believe that's the reason. My husband asked her, *why me, and everybody else can go to work on time unlike you*. Just to add irritation, the girl replied that "it's because your time is 8:30am and mine is 6!* Whatta guts to say that to her boss! That girl is so infuriating grrrr! Imagine, last last month of October, she had 10 lates... my husband didn't demmanded an explanation report from her to give to HR, he just talked to the person and let promised not to happen this again. A compassionate boss huh! Then, on November, she has 11 lates... so my husband was so frustrated and irritated plus the fact that many negative feedbacks from her colleagues were listed. And it's not happening on that 2 months alone. Previously, she's really a lousy employee in all aspect. My husband told me that he's demanding an explanation report (ER) from her and this time, will really commend it to HR for proper action. And what's annoying more is, it's been a week that he's expecting the ER and until now he's waiting. I'm more irritated than him *LOL Well, I still hope for a better future for that girl! She should improve her quality or if not she will wake-up one day jobless! *pity her!
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
I guess it's a sad fact of life that there are people who only care about themselves. There are probably lots of reason why they are that way, and we may really never know why. In your case, I think it would be best to have a talk to your colleague and explain to her that her tardiness is affecting the work of other people. Or you could actually bring that up with your immediate supervisor so he can handle the matter without you getting involved. But I'd rather do the first option. I think it's always better to deal with the person directly about an issue.