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17-11-2015, 06:04 PM
RE: I have a TERRIBLE coworker, with the worst attitude ever? I need advice!!
(17-11-2015 06:02 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  Forget HR. That can backfire on you as soon as they talk to the co-worker. If they aren't willing to fire her, you're going to possibly make things worse. Instead, you should take some MMA training and learn how to choke someone out. Could come in hand after work some evening... Big Grin

This post literally made me LOL. I've been told this before by someone else too. I really should take that into consideration. Big GrinBig Grin
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17-11-2015, 06:25 PM
RE: I have a TERRIBLE coworker, with the worst attitude ever? I need advice!!
(17-11-2015 04:48 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Xanax in her soda.

Or strychnine? Consider

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17-11-2015, 06:27 PM
RE: I have a TERRIBLE coworker, with the worst attitude ever? I need advice!!
It may be better to gather a few coworker that have issues with this employee and request a meeting with HR.

Hearing a complaint from one person can be seen as a personal issue and not a personnel issue. If you present the issue with others who feel the same your point may be better taken and more likely to be heeded.

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17-11-2015, 06:31 PM
RE: I have a TERRIBLE coworker, with the worst attitude ever? I need advice!!
Oh, start documenting things that happen...time date, who was involved, was it is view of customers, etc.

Specifics are always better when you go to HR. They have rules and laws they have to follow also, especially to avoid any sort of discrimination suit.

Hostile work environment claims need documentation and witnesses, when possible.

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17-11-2015, 08:16 PM
RE: I have a TERRIBLE coworker, with the worst attitude ever? I need advice!!
Go to your doctor. Tell them that you really enjoy your job but for one fellow employee (sally) who is starting to impact on your life, that you are feeling stressed, losing sleep and you are getting anxiety that you feel could lead to panic attacks.

Facebook is public domain. If she writes/comments on anything that can be deemed as threatening, intimidating or bullying to other employees then take screenshots as evidence. If she writes/comments bad things about your workplace then also gather that as evidence as they may be bringing the company into disrepute.

Don't just go to HR. Have a conversation with your management first to try and rectify the situation. If it isn't resolved in a way you find acceptable then approach HR. Dont just ring them but write them a letter and create a paper trail explaining how bad you think that this employee is and outline that you have tried.... and failed to rectify this case with your immediate manager. Don't tell them what you think they should do, but explain to them that it is having an impact on your life at... and outside of work.

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17-11-2015, 08:41 PM
RE: I have a TERRIBLE coworker, with the worst attitude ever? I need advice!!
(17-11-2015 05:51 PM)xastrogasmx Wrote:  
(17-11-2015 05:33 PM)jennybee Wrote:  ^This^ and be sure to use the words "hostile work environment." If your manager knows anything about business--those words will get her full attention.

I'm caught between whether or not I should say something or just keep my nose out of it. My better sense is telling me to just let it go and mind my own business, but I also feel like it's unfair for everyone to have to work with someone so hostile and emotionally and possibly mentally unstable.

You can send a letter to corporate management without your name, (even above your local place), ... or HR without your name. Just tell them there is a hostile environment caused by her, and everyone knows it, and if they don't do something you will report them to the EEOC. They don't need to know who did it. The fur will fly.

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17-11-2015, 09:13 PM
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(17-11-2015 08:16 PM)bemore Wrote:  Go to your doctor. Tell them that you really enjoy your job but for one fellow employee (sally) who is starting to impact on your life, that you are feeling stressed, losing sleep and you are getting anxiety that you feel could lead to panic attacks.

Facebook is public domain. If she writes/comments on anything that can be deemed as threatening, intimidating or bullying to other employees then take screenshots as evidence. If she writes/comments bad things about your workplace then also gather that as evidence as they may be bringing the company into disrepute.

Don't just go to HR. Have a conversation with your management first to try and rectify the situation. If it isn't resolved in a way you find acceptable then approach HR. Dont just ring them but write them a letter and create a paper trail explaining how bad you think that this employee is and outline that you have tried.... and failed to rectify this case with your immediate manager. Don't tell them what you think they should do, but explain to them that it is having an impact on your life at... and outside of work.

Excellent advice.

I was thinking perhaps if you could record one of her outbursts after she starts, even if it's just audio from a cell phone, that might help your case.

Does Sally have connections with someone at the business? Maybe there's a reason why she's keeping her job.
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17-11-2015, 09:51 PM
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(17-11-2015 05:53 PM)xastrogasmx Wrote:  
(17-11-2015 05:13 PM)Commonsensei Wrote:  You'll always find a turd in the punch bowl.

At one of my first jobs I worked with this girl that came in about a year after I started worked their. It was a Reebok show Outlet. She was getting paid $2.00 more then anyone that worked there even the lifers. And she enjoyed braging about it. She used the companies for for personal calls. (This was in the late 90's also so no cells) Her friends would come over to hang out, so she would spend most of the day out side on a smoke brake and I would be left inside running the store. Cashiering, customer serious clean up. She would even take an extra half hour on her brakes. But when it would come time for bonuses or work credit she would get it all. I even confronted her on her laziness and disrespect to me and the rest of the employees. This didn't end well for me. Especially when they started highering herI found out years later she was sleeping with one of the managers. Which would explain why she was so well protected.

At my job our issues is with our manager. No one can figure out what he dose. He takes credit for other's peoples ideas and work. And seems inept at just about everything. (I work for a engineering department at a casino)

It's funny you say that, because the manager that she CONSTANTLY yells at...her and him used to actually be pretty cool. She would follow him around everywhere, they had inside jokes, she would even get a lot of hours because they were so 'close'. Now, not so much. So I don't know if that could have anything to do with it...but it is interesting you brought that up.


So...uhmmm...yeah...your boss was screwing this lady. Or at least they were flirty enough where she has something on him.
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18-11-2015, 11:56 AM
RE: I have a TERRIBLE coworker, with the worst attitude ever? I need advice!!
(17-11-2015 09:13 PM)smeli Wrote:  
(17-11-2015 08:16 PM)bemore Wrote:  Go to your doctor. Tell them that you really enjoy your job but for one fellow employee (sally) who is starting to impact on your life, that you are feeling stressed, losing sleep and you are getting anxiety that you feel could lead to panic attacks.

Facebook is public domain. If she writes/comments on anything that can be deemed as threatening, intimidating or bullying to other employees then take screenshots as evidence. If she writes/comments bad things about your workplace then also gather that as evidence as they may be bringing the company into disrepute.

Don't just go to HR. Have a conversation with your management first to try and rectify the situation. If it isn't resolved in a way you find acceptable then approach HR. Dont just ring them but write them a letter and create a paper trail explaining how bad you think that this employee is and outline that you have tried.... and failed to rectify this case with your immediate manager. Don't tell them what you think they should do, but explain to them that it is having an impact on your life at... and outside of work.

Excellent advice.

I was thinking perhaps if you could record one of her outbursts after she starts, even if it's just audio from a cell phone, that might help your case.

Does Sally have connections with someone at the business? Maybe there's a reason why she's keeping her job.

No, Sally has 0 connections with anyone at the business. The crazy part is, corporate always comes in and they know of what she's done and what has happened in the past, and they REALLY don't like her.
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18-11-2015, 12:04 PM
RE: I have a TERRIBLE coworker, with the worst attitude ever? I need advice!!
(17-11-2015 09:51 PM)BryanS Wrote:  
(17-11-2015 05:53 PM)xastrogasmx Wrote:  It's funny you say that, because the manager that she CONSTANTLY yells at...her and him used to actually be pretty cool. She would follow him around everywhere, they had inside jokes, she would even get a lot of hours because they were so 'close'. Now, not so much. So I don't know if that could have anything to do with it...but it is interesting you brought that up.


So...uhmmm...yeah...your boss was screwing this lady. Or at least they were flirty enough where she has something on him.

I'm pretty sure they haven't done anything together, but they were kind of flirty. Or at least she was VERY flirty.
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