Thursday, June 7

Haters

I don't know how I do it, but I attract a lot of haters.

At the new job, there's a girl who is also an admin of sorts. She started a couple weeks before I did. I was hired to help everyone, and she does a few things that are boring as well. I figured out how to do more things than she did because I'm doing "everything," and I think she's a bit upset about it.

The first sign I had that she was a wench was when we were both in the kitchen. She made a comment and I made a weird-sounding laugh that she repeated. Thinking we had some sort of giggle rapport, I made it back to her. Instead of going along with the giggles, she just said "Yeah... kind of a loser, I'm not gonna lie" and then went upstairs.

Hater #2? When I went out to lunch with Receptionist this week, she told me that the girl who sits a cube away from me is kind of a bitch. I call her Cliche girl, since all she does is talk about "my man" and shopping and tanning. Apparently on my first day, she told Receptionist that she didn't think she was going to like me very much. Of course I find this out after it's too late to be bitchy to her. She seems nice now, but... I guess the key word here is "seems."

Back to Hater #1. Yesterday, the wench was bored as hell. Chillboss didn't give her anything to do, and instead of appreciating the fact that she was being paid to do nothing, she complained to me constantly. I tried to entertain her with a recap of a Planet Earth episode, but she ended up crossing her arms and raising an eyebrow as I chattered on about trees and deserts. I forced myself to stop after I made a "Land Before Time" analogy that went over particularly poorly.

Later in the day, Chillboss asked me to work on something in our system. I got started, then covered for Receptionist while she went on break. When I came back I heard the wench, obviously frustrated, making a joke to Chillboss about being my assistant (because he refuses to let her cover Receptionist's breaks anymore). I smiled and said nothing, getting back to work. I had to ask Chillboss a question at one point, and after he answered it he let me know that the wench was now working on the same list I was. Not wanting to run into each other, I started working on something different. Five minutes later, the wench turned around to face me.

"Hey, did you send this email to someone?"

"Who was it?" I asked.

"Kevin Wu."

"Oh, yeah... Chillboss had me working on that list and I didn't know that you had started. I stopped as soon as I found out though..."

Right afterwards, she called out another name to me and glared. "Yeah, sorry!" When her glare did not subside, I added: "I didn't know! I stopped right away... it'll be okay."

"You can't do everything, you know," the wench said in the I-sound-like-I'm-joking-but-I-actually-want-to-punch-you tone.

"Actually, I was hired to help everybody. So I am supposed to do a little of everything," I replied, ignoring her tone but not hiding my smile.

As she swiveled back to her computer, I heard her mutter something under her breath, ending with "you little brat."


As I left to cover Receptionist's break today, I told the wench "I'll be back in fifteen minutes."

"I'll miss you!" She chirped, smiling.

What? Coming from her, this seemed like quite the development. "Aww, how sweet" I replied. As I walked down the hall, I heard her say "Dork"

24 comments:

DYLAN said...

oh my GOD. Even when there is someone I don't like at work, the most I ever do is raise my eyebrows. The things she is saying to you/about you are so ridiculously immature. Talk about low self esteem and feeling threatened in the workplace!

Scotty said...

Seriously? That's some drama.

The Boob Lady said...

I'd say kick her in the box.

Dropout! said...

You forgot to mention that you just found out I used to be a hater. God that makes me hate you even more.

monicker said...

Are these people in fucking high school or what? Jeez.

Ripsy said...

I hate both you and dropout.

WiscoBlonde said...

Yowch, you really are some sort of magnet!

Amber said...

Aww...

This entry made me feel so sad for you :(.

I had to learn that not EVERYONE is going to be your best friend or even a friend and that you can't trust the majority of people. Which totally sucks that that's the way it is. But hey, look on the bright side: at least the people who are being an asshole to your face aren't doing it behind your back. And you know what to expect from them.

It's the people that pretend to be your friend to your face, then slip around and stab you in the back with a knife that suck the most. But still... it's gotta be hard putting up with that kind of shit on a daily basis.

Just keep your head up gorgeous! There's people that would kill to be you and where you're at now! :)

Chris said...

She's got some kind of superiority complex. Just ignore her. She is looking for a fight.

There's always rat poison in her coffee if you can't take it anymore.

Beatrix Kiddo said...

Umm, that chick needs to learn how to mumble under her breath better. Especially if she's using words like brat. Does she know how to swear?

Amanda said...

Unbelievable! I feel bad, but then I do so enjoy the stories you get out of these crazy, crazy people.

Sipwine said...

Seriously, if you were a guy I'd tell you to go piss on her car door handle.
But since you aren't, please find a guy friend to do it for you.

kittenpower said...

wow.
there's a shithead like that in every office...
how dramatic of her.
silly.

Catherinette Singleton said...

She certainly sounds like a "pleasant" and "wonderful" person to work with.

The Ambiguous Blob said...

typical young office banter. I like working with old people better. they're still just as bitchy, but they're so much BETTER at it.

ii said...

I have to agree with amanda. While I'm sorry you have to go through your days with all this negativity, the stories that come out as a result are a great read!

Just remember that most of the time it's just jealousy.

Wendy said...

the only only way to handle a bitch at work like this, and I speak from volumes of experience, is to, 1.Take her aside and using your mean voice tell her to knock it off and act like a professional. 2. Treat her like a bitch just as she is doing you but don't be subtle about it, and 3. Take her job. I'm very serious about this, the moment you confront her, this will all stop. She is a bully and used to people taking it, don't take it, this work not third grade playground.

Good luck. Oh, one more thing, never and I mean NEVER befriend hang out with your peers or those below you. always and I mean ALWAYS befriend your boss or bosses. These are the people that pay you, hired you and can promote you and give you more money. Fuck your cubicle buddies, let them sit in the shit and you pull yourself out of it. I didn't get where I am by hanging with "the girls."

Moonstone Hippie said...

I just wrote about this a few days ago on my blog.

The industries we work in naturally lend themselves to competitive, arrogant bitches. I'd say be the bigger person but I'd be lying if I said it's not fun to return the favor every once in a while.

PS - It seriously pisses people off when you're happy and/or laugh at their meltdown than when you give attitude back. You probably know that but it's a little reminder.

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Miss Devylish said...

Ok girl.. you need to nip that kinda crap in the bud. I mean.. let's all grow up. Just turn around next time she does that shit and ask her if there's a problem. She sounds passive-aggressive and being direct and unwaivering can usually help. God that kinda bs I can't tolerate at all. Good luck!

The Very Reverend Ace Clemmons, Jr. said...

they are bitchy to you because can can roll commando with the best of 'em

the very

Princess Extraordinaire said...

SO juvenile...don't even give her the satisfaction of a reply...

theotherbear said...

Wow. What an absolute COW!

Heather said...

Wow, you must have an amazing temper! I know I would turn and look her right in the eye with a smile and say, "I'm sorry, what was that?" or "Excuse me, is there some sort of problem?" She doesn't think you'll call her out on it. And really, the whole muttering thing is so lame.