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Dificult coworker

Sandra Ribeiro

How do you deal with a difficult co-worker?
Oct 16, 2015 @ 12:08 pm

12 Replies


difficult coworker

Is she sarcastic or incompetent? If she/he is sarcastic or mean with you look right at them and give him the biggest smile. Don't talk to them, just smile every time they bother you. Ignore, ignore,ignore. They eventually will stop and move on to someone else. BUT if it is a real problem I would not think twice about going to the boss.I wouldn't give a damn if someone thought I was a rat or not. Work is difficult enough and you don't need the added pressure from someone that causes problems
Oct 16, 2015 @ 12:28 pm


I have been there it is really hard and makes your day or evening at work so long, hard and not enjoyable. I try my best just to not react, Because unfortunately some people love to make other people around them miserable also. I focus my attention on my job and costumers. Because I am there to do my job and I try not to take it personally because we never know what someone else may be going through in their life. Usually this helps me.
Oct 16, 2015 @ 12:38 pm


It really depends on why do you consider them difficult. I address different things differently (and some I let slide totally, ie if I know the person is just constantly grumpy with everyone and not just me).
Might help to add some details relevant to your situation ;)
Oct 16, 2015 @ 03:58 pm


just smile....don't let it bother you
focus on the good co workers :)
Oct 16, 2015 @ 04:28 pm


Yes, you're right. If they can't get a rise out of you they give up and move on to their next person to hassle.
Oct 16, 2015 @ 07:04 pm

Difficult Co-worker

I am currently in this same situation but what I do is I have started to ignore them, because it's getting to the point where my feelings are getting hurt. I've been ignoring this coworkers rude comments and suddenly they have stopped. So that would be my advice, or kill them with kindness that works too!
Oct 16, 2015 @ 07:45 pm
Sandra Ribeiro

Difficult coworker

Thanks for your suggestions!
Oct 18, 2015 @ 10:43 am
Sandra Ribeiro

Difficult coworker

There are some days when she is just unbearable

Oct 18, 2015 @ 05:36 pm

Difficult coworker

you haven't said what she does specifically. I once sent myself flowers to my work place weekly supposedly from my boyfriend . Finally my co worker stopped harassing me when she realized that I had no intrest in her life and was happy in my own . I made sure to always smile at her and say good morning and have a good night and enjoy your weekend. and on Monday I would say hope you had a great weekend I did. always waited for her to say something nasty so I could respond she never did . .
Oct 18, 2015 @ 05:50 pm


I had difficult coworker, everyone in the office even the bosses knew she's difficult & they did nothing.
Oct 18, 2015 @ 11:59 pm

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