Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SHUT UP ALREADY!

Today was just one of those days that make me feel like hell must be on earth. I don't know what it is about me, but I truly draw the strangest and most unpleasant people to me. Today my one co-worker, who is also a young female, kept popping into my office asking me what I was doing and how far I was with my work,  checking up on me. Now just so that you know, we are both temporary workers, meaning we are on the same level and get paid the same, but for some reason she feels she needs to check on me. She did it yesterday too, but not nearly as much as today. I know you guys are probably biting your lip, hoping that I behaved and yes I did. But honestly, I don't think the professional attitude and talk will help with this one. She seems to only understand the crude communication method, which I will probably use if she doesn't stop stalking me.

I don't know why I can't be left to just do my work for the day and leave. I am polite, I talk to people when the occasion calls for it, but when I work, I work. I think being a writer makes me more aware of the little things like what people say to me, the manner in which they say it and how people treat me. I don't know if she maybe thinks I am a threat and now she needs to assert herself or something. Granted, last year she had to do the job I am doing now, but this year my new boss begged me to come back and do the job, which I did for two years before she came along.

Did I mention that I share my office with another co-worker who only comes in twice a week? Now that lady is nice and professional. When she comes in she also only does her job. I can't wait for the annoying girl to drive her crazy too.

I apologize if I come across as whiny. I just wanted to share my experience with you, just in case some of you need new ideas for your characters too.

So, what is going on in your life?

8 comments :

  1. Ooh that's annoying that she feels the need to do that. But if she's constantly checking up on you, when is she doing her own work? I would just smile and say 'yes I have finished, have you?'

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  2. People get different things out of work (besides the paycheck). For some people, it's the social aspect that they enjoy. Maybe she's just trying to find something to talk to you about. Ask her questions about herself and see if that works. You might be stuck there for a while listening, but I bet she doesn't really care what you're doing - I bet she just wants to make a connection. :)

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  3. There's this guy who was hired where I work and for some reason, he always feels the need to talk to me and try to do my job. And as I've been doing my job for the last decade, I really don't need him to do my job. And, like what you said, when I'm at work, I'm there to work.

    I wear earbuds a lot and turn up my music way too loud. It sometimes helps.

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  4. Annalisa - Thank you, that sounds like a better approach than what I had in mind.

    Tonja - I tried talking to her today, but whatever I say is spread around the cellar like wildfire. I actually heard her ask why she had to do certain tasks and why the boss didn't just get me to do it. So I just think she is a bad co-worker. But thank you for trying to help.

    M.J. - Thank you, I should try that. My mp3 player is broken at the moment, but I should find another soon. Thank you for understanding.

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  5. Maybe checking on you makes her feel important, but I agree, it could get annoying!

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  6. Sherry - I think it does make her feel important. It is just so catty. Thank you for coming over.

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  7. It could be one of two things - she's trying to strike up a working relationship of sorts (even if she is going about it in the wrong way) OR she is one of those annoying people... well I hope that it is the first one.
    Just take a deep breathe and count to ten... but if it continues, then you'll have to "put her in her place" in a firm and tactful way.

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  8. Michelle - Thank you so much. My brother also asked me to be on my best behaviour, as he also works for the same company.

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