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Offline tracy9

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Went to my boss about a coworker and it backfired?
« on: May 24, 2017, 08:51:33 AM »
I've never in my 20 years in the corporate world have gone to my boss in regards to a coworker but this time I felt this person was affecting my job.  Very dismissive and unresponsive.  Taking credit for work I was asked to do when I offered to help her she would barely acknowledge me.  She is completely helpful to others in the dept but is rude to me.  Can't even give me eye contact.  This seem to happen right after she over heard a friendly conversation where I defended Trump about something (and I don't need a lecture about not talking about politics at work,  I know that). She overheard and went off on Trump,  loudly swearing in the office about what a f'n baby and moron his is.  You just don't say things like that in and office environment about the president or anyone....after that that she has been EXTRA nice to the women who I was having a friendly disagreement with and dismissive with me.  I'm pretty sure this is the root of the issue (I didn't tell my boss that though). I just said I was concerned and brought up the issues I was having.  She then went and talk to my coworker and told her what I said....shouldn't she have kept it anonymous?  Well anyway,  my coworker denied it and my boss came back to me and said my coworker was "shocked" and that this person didn't do anything wrong and there isn't anything else she can do and that is just how she is, and "it wasn't like she told you to shut up or anything".  I felt like a fool for saying anything.  Now this coworker won't speak to me at all and probably thinks I'm racist or something.  My boss said we can all sit down and talk but it would just be them making me feel more like a fool so I chose not to. I saw some of her public FB posts and all were in regards to racists and people who voted for Trump are racists and people who don't support Obama are racists (she has Obama pics at her desk).   She is black but I didn't even think about her race....just that she was treating me (and others in the past who have complained) in an unprofessional matter.  A friend of mine brought to my attention that because she is black is the reason she can get away with what she does and they will never take anyone else's side but hers because they don't want to appear racist.  Really?  Is this what it has come to?   She has also been here 30 years and can do whatever she wants.  She gets her work done and always has to act as if she knows everything....but is on personal calls for hours a day as she does her work.  Calls in every few weeks or leaves early.   Always has an issue also with her, her kids, her house....and has to leave....and then everyone always asking how she is....And the funny thing is, my boss couldn't stand her (and my coworker didn't like her either) until she became our boss.
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Re: Went to my boss about a coworker and it backfired?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 09:11:39 AM »
I've never in my 20 years in the corporate world have gone to my boss in regards to a coworker but this time I felt this person was affecting my job.  Very dismissive and unresponsive.  Taking credit for work I was asked to do when I offered to help her she would barely acknowledge me.  She is completely helpful to others in the dept but is rude to me.  Can't even give me eye contact.  This seem to happen right after she over heard a friendly conversation where I defended Trump about something (and I don't need a lecture about not talking about politics at work,  I know that). She overheard and went off on Trump,  loudly swearing in the office about what a f'n baby and moron his is.  You just don't say things like that in and office environment about the president or anyone....after that that she has been EXTRA nice to the women who I was having a friendly disagreement with and dismissive with me.  I'm pretty sure this is the root of the issue (I didn't tell my boss that though). I just said I was concerned and brought up the issues I was having.  She then went and talk to my coworker and told her what I said....shouldn't she have kept it anonymous?  Well anyway,  my coworker denied it and my boss came back to me and said my coworker was "shocked" and that this person didn't do anything wrong and there isn't anything else she can do and that is just how she is, and "it wasn't like she told you to shut up or anything".  I felt like a fool for saying anything.  Now this coworker won't speak to me at all and probably thinks I'm racist or something.  My boss said we can all sit down and talk but it would just be them making me feel more like a fool so I chose not to. I saw some of her public FB posts and all were in regards to racists and people who voted for Trump are racists and people who don't support Obama are racists (she has Obama pics at her desk).   She is black but I didn't even think about her race....just that she was treating me (and others in the past who have complained) in an unprofessional matter.  A friend of mine brought to my attention that because she is black is the reason she can get away with what she does and they will never take anyone else's side but hers because they don't want to appear racist.  Really?  Is this what it has come to?   She has also been here 30 years and can do whatever she wants.  She gets her work done and always has to act as if she knows everything....but is on personal calls for hours a day as she does her work.  Calls in every few weeks or leaves early.   Always has an issue also with her, her kids, her house....and has to leave....and then everyone always asking how she is....And the funny thing is, my boss couldn't stand her (and my coworker didn't like her either) until she became our boss.

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Re: Went to my boss about a coworker and it backfired?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 09:14:27 AM »
On a side note,  my boss voted for Trump and I'm pretty sure my coworker knows that she is so phony with management that she treats her with respect.

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Re: Went to my boss about a coworker and it backfired?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 11:32:43 AM »
On a side note,  my boss voted for Trump and I'm pretty sure my coworker knows that she is so phony with management that she treats her with respect.
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Re: Went to my boss about a coworker and it backfired?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2017, 01:05:39 PM »
On a side note,  my boss voted for Trump and I'm pretty sure my coworker knows that she is so phony with management that she treats her with respect.

Just be happy your not a man in this setting, as you would be hit with harassment also. 

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