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Warning: work rant ahead!

I just had a conversation with Donnita about Nan. I'm trying to decide whether to mention anything to Lisa about it, because she always seems to brush it off when I tentatively bring up the subject. I'm really not that good at telling on coworkers. :) I did email Lisa a few weeks ago, letting her know that Nan locks the mailroom computer when she's not there, so that I can't get in and print anything out if I need to (this computer isn't hooked up to a printer and probably won't be), and Donnita can't get in there either, and she works in there all the time. It's her computer too. But I never got any response from her. I'm afraid that if I go to her and say "Nan keeps locking the mailroom computer, and she's badmouthing me and Donnita to at least the front desk if not everybody in the entire company, and she keeps yelling at me to stop doing certain things that I KNOW are OK to do (things like escorting repair people up to the mailroom when Nan's at lunch, etc.)" she won't do anything about it. She's a wuss when it comes to having to tell people what's what, I think. We already had that huge blowout way back in October, when the director of HR had to come in and interview each of us to figure out what the hell was going on. And she was told to shape up, but she barely speaks to me (except when she's saying "don't do that!!") and is still awfully rude to both Donnita and I. Thank goodness I don't work in there all the time. But I still don't know what to do.

I could go up to the department manager, but I doubt she'll listen much to me. She'd probably tell me to go to Lisa. I could go to HR, but if Nan didn't get fired, she'd probably be worse to me then than she already is - she's mad at me in the first place because in October when we were all being interviewed, I told it like it was, which put her in the wrong.

So, in the end, I'll probably say nothing and suffer. And so will Donnita - she had to double her medication dosage so she could continue to work there. Ugh.



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Jul. 19th, 2002 11:45 am (UTC)
Sounds like an icky situation all around, I'm sorry. :(
I hate dealing with those sort of messes too, but usually I feel a lot better once the situation is fixed. If this Nan is wrong, and doing her job wrong, then she probably knows it and you shouldn't feel so bad. Tell the HR chick that you're worried about your work relationship, mabe they can discreetly fix it without dragging you into the picture?
Jul. 19th, 2002 11:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was also thinking about sending an email to HR or even to my supervisor (Lisa), updating them on what's going on between us since the big blowout in October. It's been a long time, but that shouldn't matter. Normally I'm fine with the situation, but sometimes it just all builds up, like now; or sometimes it suddenly blows up in my face, like when Cory was visiting work and I introduced him to Nan and she completely ignored both of us. That was WAY uncalled for, but nothing was done about it. Grr.
Jul. 19th, 2002 11:54 am (UTC)
i think YOU should tell her to stop locking the computer because when she does you can't print. no middleman. she sounds like a real cunt.
Jul. 19th, 2002 12:09 pm (UTC)
She IS a cunt. Trouble is, I'm just as much a wuss as Lisa is, if not more. I've tried to talk to her several times and the prospect just makes me want to crawl in a hole, no matter how right I am and how wrong she is. And while that's regrettable and sort of embarrassing, the fact is that I shouldn't have to work in this sort of environment, and certain people are employed here to make sure that I don't have to.
Jul. 19th, 2002 12:26 pm (UTC)
she sounds like the kind of lady who is a bitch because people like you let her be a bitch. all you have to do is not be a wuss. just tell her, not in a confrontational way but not asking either, that she needs to stop locking the computer so you can print. but look her in the eye when you do it and she'll say okay.
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