Remember the letter from the person whose coworker responded to everything she asked him to do with profanity, name-calling, flat refusals, and and “your mom” jokes? I tried to minimize the wordcount and somehow wound up with MORE rather than less.
But here’s how the Rude Gaslighting Clerk saga has been going…(also, sorry it’s so long…
I thought I’d missed some kind of joke before walking in so I said “what?
” with a small laugh and he looked me in the eye and said “Because nobody can f**ing stand you.” He said something rude to me EVERY time I opened my mouth. He started referring to me as “woman” (ie, “Be quiet, woman”).
I know these are part-time jobs without benefits, but I bet you’d get better results if you offered paid sick days even to your part-timers. I am squarely in the middle of the hierarchy; there are three people with more seniority (the owner, the director, and a senior designer) and three people who are more junior than I am.
Recently, the task of hiring interns for the office has fallen on me.
Just for the sake of trying, I adjusted my language and used my behavior training to see if anything would change, but it didn’t seem to help as far as his work ethic was concerned…
he still complained over every little task he had to do.
I understand these guys want their pay, but when someone brings a disease into the office it spreads like wildfire, and the overall effect is detrimental to both productivity and morale.
I don’t eat, I can’t sleep, I’m honestly just Messed Up about this.
Some magical how, my work hasn’t suffered, but I think my relationships with my coworkers are starting to deteriorate because I’m either totally withdrawing or kind of just…
” His answer was “it’s not mean if it’s true.” Boss was on lots of PTO for personal reasons around this time so I just started writing everything down, date and time stamping all of it.
After a few weeks of this nonsense I contacted HR and met with one of the reps.
I have been asked to review resumes, conduct interviews, and advise the office manager about which candidates to send offers to.