…the people here at my workplace. I really fucking don’t.
At the beginning of every month, we have a client who brings in their stuff for us to work on. I do half of it, and my co-worker J does the other half (all in the same program). We’re both qualified to do it all ourselves and it’s not like it takes that long to have just one of us do it all, but for some reason they still have it split between the both of us.
Anyway, I have been included into the mix of this client since the beginning of Spring this year (I’ve been here since January). And to help J with his work load, I would just do the input of all the information we received. I wouldn’t exactly complete his portion of it, I’d just input and he would review it and do what he had to do. That wasn’t a problem. He thanked me for helping him even.
BUT… Last month J yelled at me and told me to “Only do what is assigned to you. If it’s not on your list, then leave it alone. Got it?” I was baffled. I had no idea what happened. I didn’t mess up anything. I didn’t change any formulas or anything. Literally nothing changed except his attitude toward the situation.
BUT x 2… This month I went in to do my part and I noticed something odd. All of the new information we received at the beginning of this month was input already. I was like, okay, I know for sure I didn’t do it. So, I asked J. Guess who input it? If you guessed J, then hooray, you’re right. J said, “Yeah I figured I was already in there doing my stuff and would be nice and input it for you.”
OH REALLY? DID YA NOW? THAT MAKES TOTAL SENSE. Am I supposed to thank him? “Oh, J, thank you so much for being a giant, asshole hypocrite and doing for me this month what you practically threatened me over not doing for you last month. How sweet of you. Such a thoughtless human being. What a good noodle. God bless your soul.”
I just…. AGH. I cannot deal with these people. I don’t believe it’s coincidence I got worse after I started working here..
If its causing you that much stress, perhaps a change of scenery would help? Also, perhaps he was having a bad day that day, as we all do at one time or another, felt bad about snapping at you, then to make up for it thought it would be nice if he did some extra for you. Obviously it didn’t quite work out like that, but a possible explanation.
Really though, don’t even get me started on coworkers…
If he felt bad he should’ve just apologized. Not become a hypocrite by doing something he yelled at me for doing. It’s not fair and he’s making himself look like an ass.
And I know, I’m looking for a new job and place to live (my boss owns my apartment building). I only like the receptionist here, but I don’t really get to work with her, and I also like the newest guy here, mostly because he’s not corrupted yet.
Fair enough. And yet being the key word. I don’t know about you but I end up hating everyone, given enough time. Hope it isn’t like that for you.
Good luck with finding a new job if that’s your goal, know it can be rough out there sometimes.