This bully has been at it for 8 years. I've managed to ignore and just do my job. She's not my boss. We are equal. I shrug her off. I'm not here to make friends although I do have some. I just don't let her antics effect me. I see her doing it to others and I think - aw that sucks but hey at least I'm not alone.
But in the last month, she has up'ed her efforts. She has started attempting to humiliate me during team meetings. This is a time we share about struggles and things on our desk that we are working on. Twice I have shared of struggles that I was able to complete - check off my list. She has started interrupting and basically saying 'I have that issue and it's not that big of a deal'. Which I shrugged off except others have noticed and have come to me with 'what's going on?'
This morning, she attempted to cut me out of a weekly report we are both responsible for managing. She did the same thing yesterday on a different project. I went to my boss and stated that she has stopped communicating with me regarding our reporting. My boss said, well if you guys didn't communicate that's on you both. You didn't communicate either. So this morning I decided to communicate regarding my expectations and that I need to be copied. She came unhinged. I felt successful. But wondering what kind of retaliation should I be embracing for in the days to come?
What are your experiences? Have you been successful in combating the office bully? What worked for you?