New on job, co-worker a problem
September 13, 2008 12:00 PM Subscribe
I just started a new job I am happy with as it is interesting and pays great. However there are some people in the department that are really negative. This includes people who are training me!
posted by regularperson to Work & Money (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
They aren't supervisors just co-workers that the boss asks to teach me certain things. One uses curse words as in the f-word "this f**** job" and I caught this same person giving a dirty look to another coworker when I asked a question about how to do something. Also this same person came up to me immediately when I walked into the office, hadn't been there 5 minutes and had a sheet of paper in hand. This person is not a supervisor, they are my equal. They indicated I had filled the form out wrong and almost seemed angry about it! This was in front of others and I was very embarrased. This form would by no means have any impact on them in the sightest! Or anyone else for that matter. This person also said to me of my name, "What is your name again?" When I told them they said, "that's why I forgot, you don't look like a (my name)." I was about to say, "look you fool, just what does that mean?" but bit my tounge. I have been on the job two weeks. So feel it is too early to run to the supervisor for advice. Besides, my experience in the workplace is that supervisors never stand up to difficult personalities in the office. I know being rude or hostile isn't the right approch but this co-worker has gotten on my nerves. What is the right way to handle such a person? I don't think challenging them or telling them off is the answer. Thank you.