September 21, 2008 6:15am CST
I once worked in an office where some people would do anything to make good impressions on the bosses and earn favors. The senior employees engaged in the so-called "office politics" that caused factions and friction among office personnel. This also caused low morale among the younger staff. I was so glad when I left that office after three years of enduring "office politics" there. What about you? Have you ever experienced "office politics" in your working life? If so, how did you handle it? thanks for sharing!
• United States
21 Sep 08
Yes, the reason I am now unemployed is because of office politics. I worked at this company before, and received a call from the boss that there was a position available. I accepted the position, which was actually the position of a friend that I have known for more than 20 years. She was being moved to a newly created position. Well, my friend trained me, and she was always in the bosses face. The boss started blaming me for errors in the work, which I did exactly like my friend had trained me on. My friend never took up for me, by saying well, that is the way I trained her. My friend was always in the bosses office, instead of at her desk doing her work. Well, it boiled down to, when the department decided to reorganize, the boss told me that my friend would resume her old position, and there was no vacancy for me, so I was laid off.
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