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Thursday, June 20, 2019

I feel stupid for letting the work drama get to me. And I forgive myself for being myself. Nice, kind, friendly and always trying. I need a glass bubble to transport myself around in.

I had the talking part of my review at work and was stunned at what a high opinion my manager has of me and my work. In the past year. As my husband commented later: "That's what happens when you demand to be moved away from the woman who's on the phone 30 times a day making loud personal calls." I told him I didn't want to mention that.

So when she asked me if there was anything on my mind, I calmly told her about the friction I'd been experiencing from my millenial coworker, and how I have been trying to handle it. My manager was shocked, because of course, she never sees ANYTHING like this. She told me that a lot of people are basically crazy and she deals with situations like this herself. I said that the Welcome Wagon to our department was closing up shop, and that I was going to keep my head down and do my job like almost all of my other departmental coworkers. She assured me that this was fine. I had debated whether or not to tell her, and decided that the behavior shouldn't go unnoted. Wacko.

I felt a little better after our exchange, and will just avoid having contact with newer people here. I wasn't going to blog about this again, but had to finish "the story". I feel very old, and wish I could retire now, and do more of this:

I spent the first part of my lunch break sketching, and the second half blogging.

Next, I reformulate and move on with my SparkPlans.
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    YES! I am so glad that you spoke up and got the bear off your back. Now on to productive work for you and the creative energy returning that allows you to express yourself through your drawing. Well done!!!!!
    119 days ago
    I am glad you decided to tell her about the co-worker and that she was shocked. That probably means this girl puts on a front to the boss. Sorry you have to put up with this. I put up with many things over the years and did not have the courage to tell the boss. I am retired now.
    Love the drawing too.

    119 days ago
    My husband says he thinks that Rocket J. Squirrel as drawn above is smiling. I don't see it. Looks more like he's chewing on something. Oh well. Different perspectives for all. emoticon
    119 days ago

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    120 days ago
    I think that's wonderful that you had the courage to tell you boss what's going on. And it seems that your position was understood, too.

    LOVE your sketch.
    120 days ago
    I'm glad you had the courage to tell your manager - that kind of behaviour is insidious and needs to be stopped.

    I get so very tired out by my work - but most of the time I manage to make good out of it. I'm lucky that I do basically work with a good team. I unwittingly caused offence to a colleague this morning because I mis-understood something she said, and gave her a curt reply. Later in the day she asked me if I was feeling in a better mood? That led to me finding out what she meant, and when she told me I was mortified! I had thought the morning thing was a joke - but it wasn't! I'm glad she brought the subject up, otherwise I'd never have known, and she'd have gone home thinking I was rude and unkind!
    120 days ago
    I love your squirrel!

    120 days ago
    First I love the drawing! And I am so happy your manager is happy with your work. That said, I retired early and I am so very glad I did. It ended up working out fine.

    Oh and keep your head "up" around her not "down". She is an a$$. Sorry but she is! What really cripes me about workplace drama is have you ever noticed that it is not the men doing it? Why are women such a problem to each other! As if we aren't dealing with enough just being a woman. Anyways, so sorry about the stupid woman! emoticon

    120 days ago
    Glad things went well with your supervisor---and that she liked your performance is wonderful! (I retired over two years ago--and I am well familiar with the workplace drama!! There is no escaping it--but one day you will!!) … emoticon
    120 days ago
  • LINDA!
    You have quite a talent for art. Nice photo. I am so happy for you. Getting a great review by your manager is so uplifting. Good for you telling her about the "nasty" co-workers.
    120 days ago
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