Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-23 07:55:42
ID: 57364
In response to a confession. I don't blame him for avoiding her. Chances are, he could be upfront and mature and it wouldn't help. I've worked with emotionally volatile people before and the only thing you can do is stay away from them. Being an "adult" and talking it out is really only feeding into their desire for drama. They created the situation so that there will be meetings and mediations and a whole frenzy of attention surrounding them. In my opinion, he's doing exactly what I would do-- self-preservation. It isn't his job to keep her emotionally stable. Fuck that noise.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-23 01:01:24
ID: 57377
In response to a confession. Yelling Lady did thank me via text yesterday for taking time with her. Today I went into the office after being in the field all day. He was basically hiding from her. He told me there is a board meeting tomorrow and she has a proposal. He previewed her proposal, saying we should get support lined up in advance *because if anyone asks her questions she will yell.* I sat with her, told her it was a great idea. I calmly asked her my questions, and she was getting steamed quickly. I suggested to her that she may need to prepare for a lot of questions, and try to stay cool. She blew up and said everyone is "always picking on her." She is too thin skinned. If she is proposing an upgrade that costs thousands of dollars, people might have questions, and they should be able to ask them.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-22 20:04:52
ID: 57374
When I go to work, I miss my dogs and my DD. I work alone primarily, there's nobody to talk to. It's boring af sometimes.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-22 18:39:11
ID: 57372
A month ago, I got a promotion. Today, I was let go. You just never know.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-22 15:09:31
ID: 57367
I posted a while back about my client hiring his son to manage the business, and the son f*cking it up royally yet being given another chance. And here's me, in the middle, supposed to keep the dad informed of how the son is doing as far as keeping up on business taxes. Welp, the third quarter came in and the unpaid tax balances are higher than ever. Not a single payment, other than the ones I initiate. I'm really uncomfortable with this. The dad's gonna want to shoot the messenger, and the son is going to blame me for throwing him under the bus. This just sucks. Aaaaand my boss is on vacation. Nothing like twisting in the wind here.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-22 03:09:20
ID: 57357
In response to a confession. I tried to mediate two co-workers with this same issue today- one explodes when she is frustrated, and the other hasn't been expressing his feelings about that and has been avoiding her. Today I tried to get them to hear each other, and that did not happen. He is avoiding her because she blows up. She is upset by that, but acts like she doesn't know why. He is barely talking to her, and leaves her out of important conversations, but couldn't acknowledge that this makes her feel isolated at work. She glosses over the impact of her yelling. I might as well have been talking to cats. "You- don't yell! And you- don't freeze her out! GROW UP, YOU STUPID, DUMB CATS!" I spent a couple of hours on this on my day off, which he asked me to do. Neither of them thanked me.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-21 04:11:17
ID: 57205
I understand now about not wanting to work with the cussing co-worker. I used to work with a woman who frequently threw tantrums. She held everyone hostage because we never knew when she was going to explode. It was manipulative and draining. Cussing I can handle, but I would quit if I worked in close proximity with someone like that again. It sucked. The more you try to set boundaries with someone like that, the more dramatic they get.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-20 20:44:10
ID: 57341
I'm slightly freaking out. I have to do a project at work that involves a pilot-scale study of a new piece of equipment that we'll have to purchase when we upgrade our building next year. I'm doing a lot of research on how to set it up and whatnot, but I'm so scared I'm going to screw it up.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-19 21:07:21
ID: 57320
In response to a confession. Knowing me, I probably would have though water coolers were cool as a kid. I was weird like that. I loved going places that had blue toilet water because I thought it was fancy LMFAO.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-10-18 18:52:30
ID: 57303
I have a client who's kids are obsessed with our water cooler. It's like they've never seen one before. Every time she stops here, they want to come in with her and get some water. It's weird.
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