Before I left on maternity leave, I helped my neighbor get a job where I work. She started working the week after I left she's been keeping me in the loop as far as changes at work go. Also before I left, we got a new manager. I worked with her for maybe a month before I left on maternity leave, at which point I was VERY pregnant.
Anyway, my neighbor comes over the other day and tells me the manager has been talking about me. I guess she was telling my neighbor how lazy I am and that she isn't going to let my neighbor and I work together because she doesn't want me to influence the good work she's been doing..
That pisses me off. I worked with her for a month. For that month, I was 8 months pregnant. I was a whale and could barely walk around our store. My tiny body was having a hard time carrying the extra weight. I did everything I was supposed to do while I was working with her, minus walking around the store and greeting customers, and doing things that required me to pick up heavy boxes or bend a lot. Instead I stood behind the counter and greeted customers. I have ALWAYS been friendly to my customers ( even when I didn't feel like it. Hormones aren't the easiest to control when you're pregnant. I'm sure you ladies know.)
I even went out of my way to have a conversation with her to let her know that I usually work a lot harder then that, but I was having a hard time getting around and that I hoped that wasn't an issue. She said it was fine and she understood!
I also don't appreciate her talking about me behind my back. She barely knows me. I guess she's said some other things, but my neighbor decided against telling me details because she could tell I was already upset by the one comment.
I kind of want to confront her about it, but I don't want her to get upset with my neighbor for telling me. I don't know if I can just forget she said it. A part of me is going to wonder what else she's said about me and if she's even worth working for. Maybe ill look for another job before I go back. What would you do?