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How would you handle a coworker who keeps telling everyone she should do parts of my job?

Anonymous
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I've taken ownership of my job and I do it very well - there is a coworker who continues to tell anyone who would listen - that she would like to do what I do, she used to do it in her prior department, and everytime she sees me she mentions that she has spoken to our bosses and told them she can help. I have NEVER asked her and repeatedly told her this. 

Obviously, she is not trust worthy, but I need advice on how to handle this. 

I feel she should find her own work in the department that is not riding on my good work just to get the recognition I have received. 

How would you handle someone that says this to you or is encouraging support from our boss to split responsibiities?  

Posted by Anonymous on May. 8, 2016 at 3:22 PM
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Rosehawk
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2016 at 3:26 PM

Handle what, exactly? She's just running her mouth.

Spare.Time
by Emerald Member on May. 8, 2016 at 3:29 PM

Just a basic "that's nice hon" would get your point across well.  

Kaelee1
by Gold Member on May. 8, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Smile and ignore her.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 8, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Our boss would like to have a meeting because this one person wants to do new things.  

what do I say to relay stop and focus on your career.  

Quoting Rosehawk:

Handle what, exactly? She's just running her mouth.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 8, 2016 at 3:34 PM

oh, I like this. 

Quoting Spare.Time:

Just a basic "that's nice hon" would get your point across well.  


left.drowning
by Fix Me on May. 8, 2016 at 3:35 PM
Ignore her.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 8, 2016 at 3:37 PM

I'd like to find a suggestion to get her to stop. 

Quoting left.drowning: Ignore her.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 8, 2016 at 3:37 PM
You tell your bosses that you have things under control and do not currently require extra assistance to do your job.
CreamTop
by I Rise on May. 8, 2016 at 3:39 PM
Have the meeting. Tell your boss you're doing just fine, thank you, and you don't wish to delegate any responsibilities at this time.

If she offers to help - smile sweetly, perfect your "back off Betty" look, then get back to work.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 8, 2016 at 3:44 PM

Thank you - definitely a good suggestion. 

Quoting CreamTop: Have the meeting. Tell your boss you're doing just fine, thank you, and you don't wish to delegate any responsibilities at this time. If she offers to help - smile sweetly, perfect your "back off Betty" look, then get back to work.


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