Bad day at work!
Monday, January 12, 2015
My coworker is so rude that I ended up coming home from work early. I told my brother that I am not going to stay there and have him be rude and condescending to me all day. I just could not deal with it today at all.
On Friday, I walked in and started to say something to my brother, not knowing he was talking to him at the time, so he said, "Forget it" and my brother said, "No, what were you saying" and he said, "Nevermind!". I told him that when I opened the door, I did not hear anyone talking, and so I spoke, and why does he have to be such a big baby about everything. I did not mean to say it, I just get so tired of babying him all the time just to keep him from throwing a temper tantrum! He gets away with it because he is good at his job, but he is so rude to me and my brother both, and my brother is the boss, but he knows my brother will not fire him because it costs too much to train someone else to replace him, and there is always a lot of mistakes which end up costing my brother whenever he has to train someone new, so he puts up with it.
Well this guy was so mad, he lifted his binder up as high as it would go and slammed down on his desk so hard everything bounced, then he stomped up the stairs, opened the file cabinet drawer, and slammed it shut as hard as he could, I also heard him go, "Grrrr" then stomp back down the stairs.
After that every time I would start to speak, he would say something really loud to my brother to drown me out. We are the only 3 people in the office, and my brother just ignores him, but I try to, but can only do it for so long!
Today, he was so rude, and being deliberately mean and nasty, that when my brother got there, I told him I was going home. I told him why in private, and he just said 'oh geez', but okay. I tried to work awhile longer, but then he got rude with me again, so I just got up and said I'm going home, and left.
I did come home and connect remotely to my work computer and worked from home for awhile, just to make sure the important stuff got done, and I'll probably work again later from home too.
I just don't know what to do. I can't work upset all the time. I know I make mistakes when I'm upset and I don't want to make mistakes because I can't concentrate on what I'm doing.
I think I should look for another job, but my brother does need my help and he pays me more than I could get anywhere else, and he's easy to work with. I can tell him anything, he just won't do anything about it because we need a good dispatcher.
All I can do is try and learn dispatch and get better at it than this guy is, then my brother would fire him. He says he can't hardly stand working with him either most of the time, but he is good at what he does.
Anyone have any suggestions? I can't afford to quit, and I wouldn't just walk out on my brother either. It always costs him to train someone new, and we already go through employees like water because no one can stand to work with this guy for very long.
I'd appreciate any feedback anyone can give me.
Thank you in advance!