What would you do?
June 17, 2017 8:01pm CST
Hi everyone I hope I'm finding you all well tonight. I was at work today and it's going pretty good until I walk in the cooler and overhear two of my coworkers talking about me. I was supposed to leave at 5:30pm but I left an hour early because they really pissed me off and I dont want to screw up my job because of what I might do. So I clocked out went to my Carr to calm down before I go and have a word with the store manager about these two. I had walked up to him and said sir I need to talk to you about an issue in the deli and he looks at me and says what is it I said well sir I walked in the cooler to put something up and Carla and Kay were in the cooler and I heard them say "Barbara is a big fat bi#*h" I kindly told him I'm not in high school I'm here to do my job so I'm able to pay my bills I do my work and I go home thats it. He tells me well it's your word against Thiers and they will tell me they didnt say it I know this but I will give them a lecture on it because the comment was uncalled for and unprofessional. Really? A lecture he knows they going to lie about it so what good is a lecture? I'm so done with the highschool drama in the work place. Please let me know if you think I dealt with this issue correctly. Signing off tired wife and momma
9 people like this
• United States
People will always talk about you and sometimes you'll over hear them. It's their character flaw, not yours, they are the immature jerks. Is there any reason they think you are a $#tch? Things like this are minor, although they don't feel that way, and there's not much a manager can do. He can't make them grow up and he can't teach them manners and frankly, personal conflicts are not what he's hired to handle. You can either ignore the whole thing and do your work and try to limit your interaction with them or you can ask them why they feel that way. In my experience, you should talk with them and you might find that they don't really think that but are just desperate for something to talk about. Then again, they might just be immature jerks. How old are they?
I have been ignoring the comments and dirty looks and the screaming. And I'm real professional when it comes to my job either they are jerks or just plain out intimidated by my work performance. I have been told on numoroues occasions I do really well in my job performance.
• United States
There's nothing else you can do besides mention it to them yourself, which theyll probably still deny it. As thats what happens in high school dramas. Have you thought of finding a new job, then swirched over it to once you get it?
I only been at this job for about a month and a half. But I'm really of thinking of finding another doing the same thing. But as a previous commenter stated there will always be ppl who talk dirt. And these two are older women in their mid 50's or so.
• Jacksonville, Florida
Some women are so hard to work with. I think you did the right thing. I do think you should ask them what their issue is with you. Maybe something can be resolved between y'all if something upset them. Try for tonight to enjoy your family and the evening. If you let it bother you I don't think you will get much sleep tonight.
• Boise, Idaho
You did fine. I might not have said anything about it to the manager because that puts him in a weird situation but, that's neither here nor there. I would be both mad and a little hurt. I think you did a very good job of dealing with the situation.
• Worcester, England
What you did seems to have worked out for you so for you it was the right thing. I'm more confrontational and would probably have said something to them there and then...and if I was thinking I'd record it on my phone too There is a lot of b1tching at my work too but after an incident a couple of months ago they don't tend to do it around me anymore