Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What do you do with this person?

What do you do with this person who works in an office of five people in one big room? She knows everything. If you question her knowledge she flips out. She interrupts every story you tell with a "better" story. She boasts constantly about the great job she does. She tells you over and over again about how qualified and experienced she is. She claims to be related to/friends with/ used to work for, etc.....every person in the world. She takes dozens of personal calls per day while you have to answer her phone and take a message when she's on another line. She asks you to do her mailings, her end-of-day balancing, etc. and then complains that she needs a secretary. She doesn't do a single thing to help close the office at the end of the day. She makes derogatory remarks about everyone.....especially people of other race. She makes fun of the sweetest person in the office. She tells stories about everyone else who works in the company. She accuses you often of being good friends with the boss. She manages to get Internet Services to wipe out her history on her computer so she doesn't get into trouble for being on Facebook all day. She swears while talking on the phone even when there are customers in the office. Help.

7 comments:

Jo said...

Thank you for your kind words on my blog.
As to your co worker, the only advice I have is to not encourage her talking. I feel bad for you.

Joan said...

If I find the magic wand I've been looking for for the past 30 years, I'll share it with you. Other than that, I have no idea. Is it possible to refuse to do her work for her? Perhaps tell her a customer quietly complained to you about the cursing? (hug) Sorry, I really don't know... Maybe you could send her to ACORN to work :) Yeah, that's it!

Rachel Sue said...

Oh, that's annoying. I don't know what to tell you. I wish I did. Some people just need to grow up.

Utah Grammie said...

Just remove her from your mind..picture a cool stream..birds singing around you...butterflies circling ..you hear the gurgle of the stream..you look down and you see the gurgling is from your holding her head underwater...
heehee
Seriously, does Linda work with you TOO!!??

Lucy said...

Ahhhhhh......memories. Takes me back to working. Yes..I can put a name to that person....and her name was Evon. Real pain in the rear. :)

SO said...

That sounds horrid. I wish I could help. What would she do if you told her no when she asked you for your help? Have you talked with your boss about the things that you have seen/heard? Good luck. :/

Vicki said...

Pity her, and ignore her...literally! Just act like she isn't there. If everyone else did this, she'd only be annoying herself. And talking to herself (O: