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How would you handle a co-woker that wanted your position.

There is a lady that just started and now wants to take over. I don't want to be rude but I feel like I have to put her in her place. But how do I do this without being rude.

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Asked by mamaofficer at 12:12 AM on Jul. 13, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Show up on their door step with a shotgun while u smoke a ciggarette

    Answer by TexasPride85 at 12:27 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Do your job, do a good job and don't worry about it.

    These people tend to week themselves out and a smart boss will notice.

    Answer by Niki_sd at 12:38 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • I think totally ignoring her attitude will put her in her place. If you pay attention to it, you validate it, KWIM? I agree with Niki. Although the shotgun idea was pretty funny....

    Answer by Adelicious at 12:53 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • When you say "trying to take over", is she simply hard working and ambitious, is she trying to expand her scope of responsibilities and grow her career?

    She may just be doing her best. Rather than trying to be mean, rise to the occasion and do your best.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:40 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • I think you have created this scenario in your own head.
    If you are not preoccupied or paranoid about your own performance, nobody should be a threat to you.
    When you gain some self esteem and confidence in your self and your own performance, nobody will be seen as trying to take over, or as a threat to you. Re-evaluate yourself and what you are doing at work everyday.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:19 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

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