Office blues, I'm starting to hate my officemate

Philippines
July 3, 2008 10:28pm CST
Ok, I admit I'm still seething with anger and I decided, that instead of ranting and slashing my tongue against my dim-witted officemates, I rather calm myself down by writing the experience here in mylot. So, the company's having a general meeting on August and the department where I belong is gonna be hosting the event. That means we'll be responsible for everything. I joined the company last June 2, that makes me the newest member of the team, and that not everybody knows me. I don't go out and broadcast myself to everybody. Anyway, this dimwit, wanted an anime theme, I have nothing against anime, I don't really hate something I know nothing about, I don't watch it ok? I have nothing against anime-lovers either, we are all entitled to have our own likes and dislikes. So everybody knows I can sing, I have a band, so they wanted me to sing, an anime song of course... which I turned down because I don't want to. Now this dimwit is really a pain in the neck. The department is having this "conference" in yahoo to talk about the presentations like singing and dancing.. Well, everybody wants me to sing, but I politely declined telling them I'm not into anime and I don't like doing something I won't do wholeheartedly. I can't dance anime either, I'm 4 months pregnant and I will look awful. Now Mr. Dimwit has been repeating his one-liner like "Don't force someone who doesn't want to cooperate" and then goes on with "So, what can you do May?. I stopped reading the conference talk because the guy really disgusts me. I mean, what an offensive way to invite cooperation from other people. Not singing or dancing won't make me incompetent in my job. The hell! This is a corporate world, not an entertainment and the dimwit is making me look like an outsider because I refuse to sing. If they want me to cooperate, I can serve the refreshment for them but the hell I do something I don't like! I dropped the conference and talked to mr. dimwit, I had him off-guard of course. He never expected me to be as frank and as candid as a guy he's not! He never found his tongue when I told him he offended me and that I will never tolerate such attitude from a fellow-employee. He's a disgrace and he just made my interest to the General Meeting gone sour. I'm never plastic, I always confront someone who needs straightening up. Well, I hope he now knows who he's dealing with. Nobody messes with a pregnant woman! What about you? Have you had an offensive officemate? What did he/she do to you? How did you reacted?
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4 responses
@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
4 Jul 08
I guess you really got the blues....cheer up. Don't let him mess up your day..he is insignificant! I've had colleagues like that - I'd either get very mad and give them a bit of my mind, or just ignore them, and wait for my chance to hit back (I'd be very sarcastic when I'm rational). However, when I cooled down, I'd think over the situation and see if it's worth my time & effort to hit back at the dimwit. There was once, when I was very mad with my boss (I suppose he was in a bad mood) and he was being unfair - so after the meeting with him, I walked out and had an extended lunch. I came back late - saw him, he looked sheepish, I suppose he felt bad; but as a boss, he didn't apologise. After that, he was more controlled with his outbursts. So enjoy your day...and forget about the dimwits in our lives!
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Hahaha! You're full of courage to walk out on your boss and have an extended lunch! I like that... Well, your boss learned to control himself because of that, nice result eh? Yeah, I realize ugly thoughts have no room in my brain, as much as ugly dimwits have no right to torment me with his behavior, so I'm forgetting about it and the whole incident as well.. :)
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@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
29 Oct 08
Hi, thanks for the BR. It was a very pleasant surprise. Have a good day!
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• Philippines
29 Oct 08
Hi lazeebee, it's long overdue and you deserve it. Keep posting!
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@rsa101 (22606)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Way to go there! Well its just right that you let him know what you feel.
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Yeah, I think it's about time someone stands up again that giant dimwit :D
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@juliefaye (1214)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I have gone through with the politics in the office. In my case its about work where they seem to peek on what I am doing and reported it to our superior. I don't render overtime, for me 8 hours work is enough for the company and the rest is for my family. I do stay longer than 8 hours just to finish the days work and i don't mind how they do theirs. Jealousy is the root of backstabbing in the office. Good thing that you acted right away and that Mr. dimwit have learned his lessons as fast as he expected to. I admire your stand not to do things you don't want to, anyway your job has nothing to do with the entertainment.
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• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Hi Julie, I had an officemate before who works 8 hours a day too, no more no less. He's good in everything he does, so I never made a fuss about it, but the others won't let the topic go... Jealous creeps... Anyways, thanks for your kind response, it pays to have something to stand for :D
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@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I know the most annoying officemates are the bossy ones. I think what you did was just right because people like him really won't listen unless you don't tell it to them straight to their face. I just hope he won't do that again and he realized that what he is doing is wrong.
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• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Hi Mago, yup, you're right. Actually, we were able to patch things up now. He mustered courage and apologized to me in person. Well, at least my tongue lashing wasn't put in vain :D
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