Do you have coworkers that you would just love to tell off?

United States
December 23, 2006 8:47pm CST
I have a couple of them. One has a bad attitude, is immature, and rolls her eyes at me for no reason. Another is domineering, snotty, and gets mad at every little thing. The first one I could care less about because she is both a new person and has no influence on my job. The only thing I have to worry about her is her whining and bad attitude. The other has friends in the "system" that could make it hard for me to work there. Regardless of any of that, I would just love to tell them just how I feel. But, I don't because I want to get along with them and with life and work. Do you have the same types of coworkers where you work?
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• United States
24 Dec 06
Yes...before I became a SAHM I worked with some that played who can kiss butt the best and I hated it. I even got accused of stealing stuff and it wasnt even me. Some people just don't care who they step on or get fired to get what they want.
• United States
24 Dec 06
Yeah, the first one I mentioned above was doing some obvious butt kissing to the boss during our Christmas party. She gave her a very expensive gift while most everyone only gave small ones. I don't think it will get her anywhere, though.
• China
25 Dec 06
Yes, bosses need these flunkies, but won't trust them. Although I've just been in the university, there are also this kind of people, who always fawn on teachers, which is disgusting. and you can do nothing about this. Because if you change for a place, there are those people in the other place too. so, I just do my job and don't provoke those people, but they better not provoke me too.
• United States
28 Dec 06
You're right, there will always be these types of people wherever you go. But, in some places, you may get into less trouble for speaking your mind than others.
@Kaorin (757)
• Australia
24 Dec 06
There's a girl at work named Sara that I would LOVE to slap some sense into... She is 18 years old and living on her own. Her work at the hardware store I work in is her only source of income and if she were to lose her job, she would probably forfeit her rental property and be living on the streets. You;d think someone in that situation would do their best to put in at work, and appreciate that they have a job in every aspect. However Sara is totally immature. She calls her boyfriend(s) on the work phones for at least 30 minutes three times a day, and she will just leave her cashiers post (with customers waiting!) to do it. She is totally dismissive with the managers and other staff, she spreads rumors and is a gossip, she makes a lot of serious, careless mistakes on the registers, costing the company thousands, and she just seems to laugh it all off! She says the store knows her situation and wouldn't fire her because they know she'd be homeless if they did. However, I've heard the managers talking and they ARE intending to fire her. People have told her to settle down and just do her job, but she won't listen to anyone and just contines on her careless routine. I wish I could knock some sense into her...
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• United States
24 Dec 06
I'm actually in a situation similar to her. My current job is mostly my main source of imcome and I often have trouble finding other work. I do, though, try my absolute best, though I have some problems. I try to work them through. And, I've made a lot of improvements to keep my job. She's dumb to think they won't fire her because she'd be on the street if they did. Anyone who has been in management knows that they can't afford to keep someone who makes careless mistakes with money. It's her own fault if she's tossed out on the street.
@Kaorin (757)
• Australia
28 Dec 06
I agree. She's such a silly, immature girl I almost feel no remorse at all that she is going to be fired.
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• Philippines
16 Jan 07
Yes right now im in the same situation. I have this supervisor who nags on evey little thing and she is just pissing me off. At first i just tried to avoid her in a way so that I wont really hate her and for her not to notice me that much...knowing her but to no avail. Right now im really thinking of just telling the real boss about her, or maybe make a campaign in the office so that she can be trnsferred elsewhere or worst case would be...il have to get another job. Its really terrible having this type of co workers.
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• United States
16 Jan 07
You boss might be the anxious type. I had one of the same kind and she got on my nerves often. If she wasn't the boss, I wouldn't have worried about it. I also had a supervisor who used to "hide" to see if she could hear her workers talking about her behind her back. And, she was the type that people just loved to talk about, too. As for complaining about your supervisor, make sure you're well armed and the rest of the office is 100% with you. I've seen this before and have noticed that the only one who loses his/her job is the one that complained. Just my opinion.
@gopal_85 (509)
• India
24 Dec 06
yes i had but dont want to mention about them. after seeing this everyone has one in their office.
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• United States
24 Dec 06
He he, true!
• India
24 Dec 06
The coworkers are like usually demons to all not for everyone.They reflect to us as if like a mirror if we behave in a good way they show the same refelction on us .But if show off then they will start so be care ful with ur Coworkers
• United States
24 Dec 06
Thanks. You gave an interesting and unique comment.
@jen20619 (1302)
• Ireland
24 Dec 06
Yes I once had a co worker and I had no idea why she didnt like me but you just got the vibe off the her.Then eventualy she started showing it.It was a very uncomfortable experience for me.I know exactly where you coming from.
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• United States
24 Dec 06
I've had people do that do me. Then, I would find out that they usually had one or two of the same reasons. One of the reasons I heard often was that I was doing something that annoyed them and they didn't like me because they either thought I was doing it on purpose, or I "should have known it would bother them". Another reason I have heard is that some of these people think you talk about them behind their back. Usually, this is sparked by another coworker causing trouble. Or, they just don't like me because I have a different disposition, are jealous of me because I have done things in my life that they wanted to do, but can't, or am a "goody two-shoes".
• United States
24 Dec 06
i've had those kinds of coworkers before when i was still on the job... those people who don't mind their own business and just can't get enough of their lives.. i especially hate those mediocre officemates who act as they were the bosses..
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• United States
24 Dec 06
It seems like one of those in every office, huh? I don't mind some nosiness as long as they're open with their lives, too. And, if they don't intrude on my job. I hate it when I'm open with people and they get all upset if I ask any personal question at all about them. I also can relate to people who think they're the boss when they're not.
@angeliamj (632)
• United States
24 Dec 06
Oh yes I have this co-worker she sits in my chair at my computer everyday. She wears my clothes and sometimes sleeps in my bed with my husband. I get so angry with her because she has bad mood swings, is late to work at least one day a week, she rarely dresses up and I just think she's a raving lunatic, but at the end of the day when the work is done, I accept her flaws because my annoying co-worker is Me....LOL : ).
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• United States
24 Dec 06
He he he! When I first ready your post, I thought "Huh?!". But, I like your attitude! It's true, we should look at ourselves, too.
• India
24 Dec 06
I have a co-worker .. she is married & ME TOO. She come to office and tell all the night happenings with her hubby . She tells me how she took a ride ...
• United States
24 Dec 06
That's interesting. I think I know what you are saying.
• United States
24 Dec 06
I did, but I got laid off from that job for making too much money, turns out that they can hire other people, who have no experience, for less money than they were paying me.
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• United States
24 Dec 06
I've had that happen, too. I once worked for a place where I got to the top of the pay rate charts. They had to cut my hours down because they said they couldn't afford me anymore.
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• Singapore
24 Dec 06
every company will have this type of people. it is just about how you deal with them. they are as followed: 1. play along with them 2. ignore them completely 3 shout at them
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• United States
24 Dec 06
That's true. But, for #3, I wouldn't recommend it as it brings you down to their level and may put you out of a job.
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• China
24 Dec 06
i dont have coz i dont work i study
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• United States
24 Dec 06
OK, thanks for looking at the question, though.
@beverly1 (1129)
• United States
24 Dec 06
yes i would when i used to work at this place alot of them got attitude and yell at people for no ression. i got so mad how they were doing this and i never went back the place went down were and the people who were there they are not there any more and i said good for you.
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• United States
24 Dec 06
I've worked at places like that, too. And, they went out of business just as well. I was elated when it happened, though the Christian thing to do was to be sad that those people were out of work. But, I am only human and I feel that they deserved it.
• United States
24 Dec 06
Oh yea, the rude one's & the perverted ones. I'm the only woman who works for my company. I have this one guy, he's just perpetually BITTER AND RUDE. You say good morning, He comes back with, WHATS GOOD ABOUT IT! and stalks off. He's the butt of every christmas party joke we take a poll to see who's closest to the time that he will HUFF N PUFF AND BLOW HIMSELF OUTTA THE RESTURANT! Haha! He intellectually battles with my Boss. the President of the company. Keep in mind these 2 guys have known each other 20+ yrs. so this is typical. But its rediculous. It happens every year. And then there's the company pervert, he's just plain annoying and rude. He always talks about HOOTERS and Strip clubs. He suggested that we hold our annual christmas party there. I think he's just classless. but eh.. thats MY opinion! If I could, I'd fire the 2 of them based on behavior alone!
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@DreamOn01 (146)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Ooooh...Venting time... I have a guy where I'm working now who is blatantly trying to get another editor and me fired, and we have no idea why. I break my back trying to meet deadlines and get everything done on time, but for some reason, he still hates me. The only problem with this is that he has the publisher wrapped around his finger. He had the publisher call a meeting once just to yell at me. Another one I'd like to tell off is a member of our production staff who kisses the above co-workers backside and even lies and says we don't meet deadlines when we do. I think I'm going to be looking for another job soon. Once another one is secure, then maybe I'll have my say.
• United States
17 Jan 07
Boy, it sounds like your coworkers need to grow up!
@satyamss (870)
• India
4 Jan 07
Happy Communion The church was celebrating Communion. During the "children's sermon", the minister was talking about Communion and what it is all about. "The Bible talks of Holy Communion being a 'joyful feast'. What does that mean? Well, 'joyful' means happy, right? And a feast is a meal. So a 'joyful feast' is a happy meal. And what are the three things we need for a happy meal?" A little boy put up his hand and said, "Hamburger, fries, and a regular soft drink?"
• United States
5 Jan 07
Well, thanks for the responses, but they don't really relate to the topic, do they?
@roadromeo (376)
• India
4 Jan 07
well, you find such stereotypes everywhere and anywhere in the world. I have had many working with me and I had to bear the way they used to behave because we work in a so called professional enviorment.....I feel its just a part of our lives...!!
• United States
5 Jan 07
Well that's true. Thanks for answering.
@mysiraylon (1102)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I have to mention one. I can remember that each time I ask him if it is a hobby for him, he would say " it is his means for a living and he will laugh at me terribly... but the way I see him work his job is like he really is enjoying every detail of it-amazing. And oh, you would'nt believe he is very approachable to everyone needing his help, even on his busy day... Just imagine to work with a person like alejandro ...!
• United States
4 Jan 07
Thanks for answering. It's good to praise your coworkers, too.
• India
31 Dec 06
In my office, there are people who do wrong things at work and they think that the office is a party place rather than a workplace. They tried to make me like them but after realising that i am not, they left me as i am and i am happy for that. Remember that office is a place to work and not to kae friends. Be diplomatic, smile, wave and sit down down to work till its leaving time.
• United States
31 Dec 06
Thanks for your response. I try to keep it in mind that my coworkers are not my friends. But, they are the people I spend the most time with. And, my job is more of a team type of job where we all depend on each other. So, it's hard to just "do my work" because we all do each other's work to keep the public happy. So, the relationship is more like a family than a workplace. But, at least with my real family I can choose who I want to be with. I can't at work.
• United States
25 Dec 06
Actually, I did that to one of my coworkers. She was the new boss and was nitpicking at me. Nagging me everyday. I know it was because I knew more about the job than she did and she felt threatened by this. After a long week of listening to her snip about the way I did my work, I snapped at her. I asked her if she would like me to f'n leave, as it would not be a problem for me. I told her it was obvious that she didn't want to work with me. A week later, she had me fired. I worked for the company for 6 years. What a relief. I no longer feel stressed.
• United States
25 Dec 06
Don't you just hate that! I especially hate it when the other person is the real problem. Usually they end up getting canned later on, I've noticed.