What do I do when someone at work doesn't like me and is rude to me?
March 20, 2009 7:27 PM Subscribe
How to deal with person at work who obviously dislikes me?
posted by metaseeker to Work & Money (30 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I work at a veterinary clinic with a doctor-owner, his wife, one nurse, a receptionist, and some part time help. I am the new doctor, straight out of school. The receptionist got hired a month after I did.
For some reason, this receptionist is afraid of me, or doesn't like me, or has no respect for me. When I arrive in the morning and greet her with a sunny "Good morning", she barely musters up a grunt and does not look up. When I talk to her, she looks at someone else.
This is a small enough office that I can't avoid interacting with her. In addition, I am concerned that her incivility interferes with my ability to do my job. What verbal or nonverbal cues is she giving my clients about me?
I am leaving this job in two months, and I will be only working two to three days a week until then. Do I just suck it up? It is rather unpleasant to work in this miasma of bad vibes. The whole office is like a dish that went wrong after throwing in too many ingredients.
My husband says to just ignore it and get through it. What do the mefites think? Do I continue saying good morning and acting civil to her? Or do I cut my losses and stop bothering to interact with her?