Friday, May 1, 2009

crazy co-workers

Whitney wrote this post and I thought it was hysterical. I've worked with these types of people before, but luckily haven't had to endure one in awhile.....until now.

We had a new employee start about a week ago and the first couple of days she seemed pretty normal and then it all went downhill from there. She's not as bad as
Whitney's co-worker, but she's still pretty annoying.

She's one of those "everything is all about me, and if it isn't, then I will make it all about me" people. The other day a friend of mine at work was in my office and we were having a conversation and the new woman was walking by my office and just came in and interrupted my friend mid-sentence to tell us a story about her.....I wasn't interested in hearing her story and I'm still not sure why she thought I might have been.

She's also not too bright. She came in my office another time and asked me where she could find a pencil sharpener. After I told her where it was (anyone in our office that even uses pencils, uses mechanical pencils, so we only have one electric sharpener and it stays in one central location for everyone to use) I found out that she went and asked another co-worker the exact same question.....the funny thing about that was, that the other person she asked gave her the exact same answer that I did. And I think she went and asked the other co-worker BEFORE she even went and looked to see if it was where I told her it was. Did she think I was lying to her?

The sad thing is she's only been there about a week and she's already showing signs of being someone that nobody wants to work with......I can only imagine what she's going to be like after a few months!


BeeHappy said...

Oh no - that's not good at all. I can't stand people who are "it's all about me". And even if you are telling a story, they will find a way to incorporate it about them. Annoying! Hopefully she'll shape up or ship out! :)

Whitney said...

Oh my word I also have a pet peeve for stupidity! We can commiserate with each other - that will get us through these trying work experiences!

Michelle said...

Oh--that's a hoot. I'm secretly happy that I'm no longer in the "workforce" for that very reason. There always has to be one person in the office that drives everyone bonkers....we even have one in the office I work in at the base.