My co-worker might be trying to get me fired
August 28, 2008 1:46 PM Subscribe
Co-worker is rude and dismissive because of something I said. Is there anything I can do to prevent her from threatening my standing with the higher ups?
I'm a lawyer. About three weeks ago, a co-worker of mine blew up at me because I asked whether she was going to take over a task on a case we are both on.
I tried to smooth over the situation, but there is no way to do so. I've tried talking to her. She just acts rude and dismissive. When we pass each other in the hall, she doesn't say hi or anything. I have no interest in being this person's friend, but it does increase the tension level at work.
To compound things, she's a bit of a phony. She will pretend we're buddies if the managing partner is around. The moment he leaves, it's back to the old treatment.
I don't want this person to threaten my job or bad mouth me to the higher ups. Anything I can do pre-emptively to head off anything she does to make me look bad?