How do I begin… I’ll try to make it short and sweet. I have a co-worker who is completely toxic.
One piece of info that is necessesary. There are 4 of us girls together. We each have our own seperate offices with a door and then we have an outter door as well to the main hallway. There is one woman in our office that is just a complete jerk. She will trash anyone who isn’t there at the time. I’ve been trying to be a better person for over a year now, and have been very well about not downgrading people. I’m not perfect so who am I to trash others. This lady is SO 2 faced, I just can’t stand it. I don’t know for a fact that she bad mouths me, but I’m sure she does. If I’m in the same room with her and hear her trashing people, I always feel physically dirty when I leave her presence. She just spouts such hate. She nit-picks every aspect of a person, normally she focuses on other people’s weight or appearance.:mad: Alot of the gossip that she spreads isn’t even true.
So when she got put into our department, she befriended a really nice older lady who answers our phone and now they routinely get together and trash everyone, or go in one office of theirs or the other and whisper about people. So they are all buddy buddy now, and the other girl and I aren’t exactly buddy buddy but we’re allies. :o
I mostly just stay out of the way and keep to myself. I’ve been keeping the door ajar instead of wide open.
Anyway, the big deal that happened recently was with the outer door to the main hallway. The 2 pals like to have the door closed. (real welcoming), The other girl likes to have it open, and I personally don’t care most of the time. So its kept closed, everyone is fine with that. My ally doesn’t like to rock the boat but when the 2 pals are both gone, she props it open and we’re both fine and dandy with it. If the pals had just gone to lunch or something, they make a HUGE production of slamming the door shut when they come back. (You actually have to pull the door as it closes to make it slam) My ally and I just think they are immature and let it go. Well, out of the blue last week, the toxic one had the maintenance guys remove the magnetic deal off the back of the door so we can no longer prop it open. (We are a Hospital and rubber door stops under the door are for some reason illegal.)
Seriously! What does it hurt if WE prop the door open when SHE isn’t even here??? How low can you get? I use a cart alot and sometimes make a few trips so it really does irritate me to have to open the door every time I walk through while handling a cart.
My ally was super angry about this and asked her boss (I have a different boss than them - same dept) and he said he didn’t know it had been removed and was going to look into it. He finally said he found out that the lady who answers the phone was getting scared of strangers coming in there. (???) The door is always closed anyway, why would it help to take that magnetic thingy off the door?
So my ally confronted the secretary and she completely flip flopped on her pal and said “Oh no, she’s not going to blame that on me! I don’t care if the door is open or closed! SHE’S the one that had the magnetic thing removed”. She asked her boss again and he blew her off and probably won’t do anything about it.
So I asked MY boss and so far he’s not returning my calls on the matter.
Sorry, I know this is super long. I just can’t stand working in this office anymore. I wish I could move to a different office, but why should I have to move? I honestly HATE this woman. What can I do to get passed this?