it's so hard to work with impossible workmates

Australia
December 5, 2011 3:07am CST
This has been such an exhausting day for me. I had such a bad day at work. There are impossible workmates who will not hesitate to really make you feel bad and stupid when you make a mistake. This is what happened. I am assigned to help out with processing papers that these b$tch*s are doing. As it is christmas it gets busy so I was trained to do their work last month. Everything was fine this morning, I helped them out. When I went to get some more paperwork, I put the ones left back on the tray (they were on the table beside the tray where the papers are usually put). A few minutes later, I heard b$tch #1 asked b%tch #2 who put the papers back. B$tch #2 then asked me, I said yes I saw it on the table so I put it back. It was a mistake. I shouldn't have done that. She went on to lecture me, which I didn't fully get at first so she had to repeat herself. By then I knew she was annoyed. Then she went on saying " I thought I told you last week about it". As I couldn't remember her telling me, I just assumed the blame as I made a mistake anyway. I said I must have forgotten. And then I laughed,a nervous laugh. Things after that went downhill. I didn't want to ask her as I knew she was annoyed. Then it affected me. The entire day I was affected. I tried so hard to stop myself from getting upset over it. I went on with my job but deep inside I was really reeling. One thing I hate about myself is I am not the type who knows how to defend myself. I am a true 100% Cancerian: moody, emotional, sensitive. And it manifested today. I was upset, I felt stupid and it affected my work. I tried so hard to stop it, I just couldn't. I am venting it out here, hoping to feel better. I could never get used to these people. They have been like this since I started there. It is their personality. Yet after 6 months I am still not used to it. I tried to put myself in their shoes just so to understand and adjust to them. they are just plain b$tch%s, loud, rude, has a lot to say about other people. The hard thing is where I sit, I am in the middle of them. It's like a triangle, them at the ends, and I am in the middle. hoping that before I go to bed, I will be fine as I dont want to sleep with a heavy heart.
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@SIMPLYD (90727)
• Philippines
5 Dec 11
Have you always felt this way with your office mates my friend. If yes, then perhaps it's high time to scout for another job my friend. There's no use trying to be what they like you to be in that office, if you cannot for yourself conform to them. It's sad, but sometimes, we have to take the cue on things, that it's time to find yourself another place of work where you can be happy.
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• Australia
5 Dec 11
i noticed it straight away, after 3 months i looked for another job. but it's hard to find another one. there is the risk of experiencing the same thing also. i did keep on looking for one. i am still on the lookout for one. there is the money problem, with bills that keep on coming. i couldn't risk quitting without another source of income. i did that before and it's hard. i weighed the pros and cons and my future goals. money is what's keeping me here. believe me i was on the verge of quitting before. i did not because of money. i am going to stay here for another 6 months, as it will give me the experience i wanted and the savings that i needed. hopefully the next one will be better with more like minded people. i know there's no ideal workplace, you will always get different personalities. but i'm still hoping that there are better places out there.
@SIMPLYD (90727)
• Philippines
5 Dec 11
Oh so you have to bear with these kind of workmates. can you not get transferred to another department instead, if this is a big company?
• Australia
7 Dec 11
it's not a big company, there's only us, finance, and admin.
@Mashnn (4501)
5 Dec 11
It is hard to work with such workmates. Hope you find another better job sometimes later. Life can be miserable in the office if you are sorrounded by such people.
• Australia
7 Dec 11
thank you guys!
@nezavisima (7408)
• Bulgaria
5 Dec 11
be very difficult to work with colleagues who behave in a way impossible. I know how you feel because I had such cases. is simply revolting because you barely restrained his temper. inetersna discussion. Just relax and wind down with a relieved heart. nice day then!