Uncomfortable Comments in a Workplace

@magallon (18085)
Philippines
February 10, 2017 2:38am CST
How to deal with uncomfortable comments in a workplace? Are you going to answer back? Or you will just ignore and try to correct it silently? I know that we cannot please everybody. Especially in a workplace where there are some who are just looking for the negatives in their workmates. But if we are going to answer back maybe we will just make things worst. Uncomfortable comments could make you lose your self - confidence and make you feel bad. But for me, I think it is just better to ignore them, be myself and move on.
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11 responses
• India
10 Feb 17
Sarcasm is the key. Pit a smile on ur face and answer something really witty and double meaning! That helped me a lot of times!
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@magallon (18085)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
How ,about if they will answer back in a sarcastic way too?
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• India
11 Feb 17
@magallon than you just laugh and go away. And that too, a good natured laugh
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• India
11 Feb 17
@magallon often people who want to pinch you or taunt you, often enjoy themselves when you really do take it to your heart. Don't give them that pleasure..
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@JustBhem (45931)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Feb 17
I once encounter that. Correct! You cannot please anyone. I just put a sarcastic smile.
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@magallon (18085)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
I just think that they are not happy with their lives and they want to make mine unhappy too.
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@JustBhem (45931)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Feb 17
@magallon That's possible. People tend to say something to you even if you are not doing anything to them.
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@magallon (18085)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
@JustBhem i have encountered people like them too. Those are the kind of people who are jealous of what you have in life.
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@dpk262006 (56591)
• Delhi, India
11 Feb 17
I generally ignore nasty comments at work place, specially when comments are being made by the boss. I don't believe in entering into arguments, which could leave a bitter taste in mouth. If a subordinate or equal rank colleague say uncomfortable comments regarding my work, I not only defend myself buy pay him back in the same tone.
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@magallon (18085)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
Men are different from women. Men can't just ignore uncomfortable comments. They really talk back.
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@dpk262006 (56591)
• Delhi, India
11 Feb 17
@magallon I would say not all men are like it. In my previous office there were women subordinates, who dared to challenge my orders, when I was new at that place.
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@magallon (18085)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
@dpk262006 it is different if it is between superior and subordinates.
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@Madshadi (9031)
• Brussels, Belgium
10 Feb 17
I found a peace of mind in ignoring those, as long as they are said behind my back.
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@magallon (18085)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
Sometimes i can still feel that they are saying something about me even if they said it behind my back.
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@Madshadi (9031)
• Brussels, Belgium
11 Feb 17
@magallon I would just let it go as if nothing happened
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@magallon (18085)
• Philippines
13 Feb 17
@Madshadi That is a very good behavior..
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@amandajay (18071)
• North Shore, New Zealand
13 Feb 17
I always argue... I cant bear those things
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@magallon (18085)
• Philippines
13 Feb 17
It is better sometimes to let it pass. They are just jealous and not happy in their lives..
@josie_ (8012)
• Philippines
10 Feb 17
Depends on who made the comment. If it was your boss, keep silent. but if it was a co-worker then a witty comeback should give you the final laugh.
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@magallon (18085)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
let karma manage everything.
@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
10 Feb 17
The normal reaction would be to answer back but come to think of it, it is better to just practice self-control to avoid dispute.
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@magallon (18085)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
But we cannot control ourselves all the time.
• Finland
10 Feb 17
Ignore is good way to keep your positive mind but if it continue then you should try to let those who make uncomfortable comments know that you would like work in peace. If they don't like something you do they can look the other way
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@magallon (18085)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
What i do sometimes is i talk to them in a nice way. I ask them what the problem is. And if they don't stop, it is better to report them.
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@TRBRocks420 (85607)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Feb 17
I would probably say something back or report them depending on what they said, because if you let get away with an inch, they might try to take a mile.
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@magallon (18085)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
That's right. Report them so that they will realize that what they are doing is wrong.
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@averygirl72 (16611)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
There are negative people that will make you feel negative. Don't let them drag you down
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@skysnap (18209)
10 Feb 17
ignoring works for most of the time.