Jamesr2d2: How do you deal with a co-worker who tends to get on your nerves, rude, insulting, lying?
How do you cope with a co-worker that is rude, takes everything you say the wrong way, lies on you, squeals to the world every time others make a mistake, and again, just plain rude?
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Answer by BIKER DUDE
Get a voodoo doll.
Answer by Apple
The best way to deal with someone like that is to cut them off entirely. Don’t talk to him/her or talk (about) him/her. That way, they have nothing to go off off. If s/he tries to talk to you, say that your busy.
Answer by LucyMae R
limit your contact with this person while at work if thats possible. If you have a great manager maybe talk to them about the situation, and keep record of anything you can, emails etc. or you can confront this person- usually when people are like this there known to be bully’s, the best way to stop them is confront them, it sets them off balance and you’ll see alot of back paddleing on their part to get out of the situation. this might not stop the situation altogether but hopefully it will make them less likely to bother you.
Answer by airportgirl
I completely stop talking to them or looking at them. I also take different entrances into the building to avoid them. If they try to come at me with work stuff, I try to go around them to get that work done but I have to speak to them, I might but I’ll try to make sure someone else is around as a witness. Right when I finish answering the work question, and if they try to get into their rude ways, I just shut down, literally-no eye contact, no speaking, no movements, and no expression.
People like that need a reaction from you to sustain the game they are playing with you. If you shut down, they can’t play with you because you are announcing that you’re not in the game at all anymore.
Answer by fabianx9
First of all if he does that, then its because he is jealous, and his afraid to lose his position in the Company,
just play smart don’t answer his insults, take note each time he insult you and always have witnesses that can approve what he did at the end just make a report to the boss, and so he cant lye about you just double check your work and let other people see how good you are and how bad he is,
another option, try to talk whit him, remember have your friends close but your enemies closer,
Answer by GoFigure
I kind of like the first answer, lol.
Answer by Heatha
Think of it like this…have you ever wanted to just punch a sibling or friend in the face because they annoy you all the time??? how did you tollerate being around them all these years… just remember that some people in life are asses and you are going to have to deal with them…my only suggestion would be to have a sit down conversation with them and let them know that they are making other people in the office uncomfortable…maybe they will make an effort to tone it down. if not your stuck back at the people are asses, and they arent going away…good luck
Answer by Vivita
You will always have to work with people you don’t like. I would suggest you play by the rules and try to ignore her as much as possible. If they are outright abusive though, you can speak to management about their behavior. Otherwise, just behave professionally and don’t stoop to their level.
Answer by Pamela
The only person’s behavior I have control over is my own. It’s not my responsibility or my right to fix others, to make them better, nicer, smarter, kinder, wiser. You don’t have to let others influence your behavior. Trying to even the score just makes 2 jerks out of one.
Be a blessing not a bummer:)
Answer by OverRuled23
That coworker’s insecure, needs/wants attention and is basically obnoxious. Every workplace, unfortunately, has one, or a few of those.
The best thing to do is to ignore her. If you’re allowed, get headphones and tune her out. Only speak to her if it’s work-related; also cover your back. This is a troublemaker.
If you’re ever called into your boss’s office on hearsay, ask:
“Who said this? Get that person in here so I can hear it directly.”
“Do you have proof? If so, let’s see it; if not, it’s hearsay.”
Naturally, your boss or HR won’t name names, but they’ll know that you’re not agreeing with them taking someone’s word over yours, and you’re protecting your integrity. If such a meeting occurs-document, including the above questions (or other words of your choosing) and the meeting’s outcome. Your boss and/or HR gets copies.
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