I have a question for you ladies, because I'm not sure how to handle this. At my place of employment, there is a coworker who has been reprimanded quite a few times because she gossips and talks so much. Non-stop, in fact. When we have to work together on something, we get along ok but there's always this underlying tension because we're so different and not too crazy about each other. She's considerably younger than me. Here's the issue- whenever I do the slightest thing to annoy her, she gossips about it. Example- yesterday, we were coming around the corner at the same time and we bumped into each other. She had to go back into the office and talk about me being a bull in a china shop and I could have hurt her because she's so "tiny." Short maybe, not tiny however. Every time I walk into the room, she stops talking and everybody scatters. Other employees have the same issue with her, but I get the brunt of it. It doesn't really affect the way I do my job, but by the end of the day I want to beat the shit out of her. Do I confront her? Do I tell my boss? Do I ignore it and take out my aggression at the gym? She's worked there 3 years longer than me, but I've already been promoted to a position she wanted just yesterday. I'll still have to work with her and I have no authority over her. Advice?
on May. 11, 2013 at 12:59 PM