i think his middle name is ambitious...

Philippines
February 4, 2013 1:28am CST
there's nothing wrong with being ambitious as long as you don't offend other people...but one of my colleague..well his "ambitious attitude" is really irritating..not only me but my othe colleagues as well.. he really is a performer when comes to work...but most of the time he is really over reacting..he always wants to be the leader if we have an event..he wants to be the boss...he's even more strict than our manager..my friend also describes him as "mr. know it all".."mr. smarty pants"... i wish i could tell him... i want to have a healthy working environment in our office...but this person doesn't seem to welcome negative feedbacks.. if you were in my shoe what would you do?
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@allknowing (61699)
• India
4 Feb 13
When you walk into an office you should be prepared to face all kinds of colleagues. It is not enough to just have knowledge about the job you are handling. You must equip yourself with expertise to handle whoever you get to interact with and that expertise I am sure does not include criticising others.
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
well thanks for that allknowing... me and that colleague are doing fine, when don't even share personal experiences, when we talk it's always about work... but you know he's kinda insensitive that's why he gets the spotlight all the time.
@allknowing (61699)
• India
5 Feb 13
As long as your friendship with this colleague does not jeopardise your position I don't think you should be concerned. Your colleague is an adult and he should know what is good for him. Enjoy your work danes....
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
thank yopu for the advise allknowing..appreciate it. :)
• United States
5 Feb 13
I'm kind of confused on why he is bossing you if he is not your boss? Why do you let him? Isn't it better to listen to your "real" boss and do as he says? Or did your "real boss" put him in charge?
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
nobody put him incharge..he just wants to boss around whenever our manager isn't there...he's tenured maybe that's why he thinks his superior.. that's my problem Kashmeresmycat..i don't know how to confront him :'(
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
If he is a good friend of yours, would you allow people to say those thinks behind his back? Let him know that his attitude is annoying other people. If he sees you as a good friend, too, he'll take is as a constructive criticism.
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
well i really can't consider him as a friend yet..just a plain colleague..i'm a newbie in the office, so i really donn't have an idea how he would take criticisms...
• Indonesia
28 Feb 13
Maybe it’s just his “style”. I don’t know how far he’s strict and how annoying he will be. But if he’s in the proper border for acting strict, I mean sometimes strictness is needed as long as not overboard. Well in the workplace, there are a lot of kind of people who will be your collagues after all. I think you should be prepared and as long as he’s not overboard, it’s still acceptable, I think.