Friday, October 23, 2009

Can I punch you please?

I have never wanted to punch an old man before, but this week may have brought the worst out in me. I'm not sure if he is on some sort of false power trip, but he is a co-worker to me, not my boss and he has pushed me past my patience level. Thank God we have a weekend coming up, or I could probably find myself fired. Sad thing is, I had a four day work week after requesting Monday off... maybe he is just jealous.

It all started Tuesday when he walked by me and apparently heard music coming from my headphones. He proceeded to tell me that I should turn that down because I am annoying people. Well first, the only reason he heard my headphones was because the weren't in my ears and he was leaning over my shoulder. Second, I don't sit next to anyone that works the hours I do. The 3 cubicles next to me were empty. So what was my response? I turned them louder. I hope he heard them at his.

Wednesday, he became the clock watcher. I walked in 10 minutes late (after staying 15 minutes late yesterday) and he had the nerve to ask me if I had "overslept or something." I told him no, but I came in later to avoid having to write down overtime. Well, last night I ended up having to stay 30 minutes late. I wanted to tell him to bite me.

On Thursday, he decided to nitpick everything I did. Because we are so short handed I often find myself picking up more work than the people's job I do already. I find this happening more and more as the days go by. Well, yesterday I had to help do some copy editing (which I loathe). It was so last minute, we were pushing the clock to hit deadline. Apparently I missed a few things as I quickly skimmed the stuff to make sure we weren't writing curse words in the copy. Well, after deadline he apparently copy and pasted everything I missed in an e-mail and sent it to me. Is this necessary? Don't get me wrong, everyone makes mistakes, but when we are so close to deadline I don't feel this is necessary.

He also nitpicked my e-mails and corrected the fact that I didn't capitalize everything. Seriously???

I seriously hope today goes better and that he doesn't continue to push my buttons the way he has all week. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I am a crazy hard worker that tends to become the "work horse." Maybe I should slack like everyone else?

12 comments:

Lil' Woman said...

Ugh, sounds like a big a-hole...good luck with that jerk.

Jessica said...

Bah. I can't stand annoying co-workers. Hard as it may be..just try not to let him get to you. He is clearly the one with the problem, not you!

Tamela said...

Can you talk to your boss? Sounds like he is just nagging you for the fun of it

Aleta said...

Every time he does something like that, give him a "I pity you look" because he's probably a miserable man. People who are miserable want others to be as well. Give him a pity you look and then smile brightly the rest of the day. You don't have to internalize his attitude. :)

LadyGaga said...

I think he has a crush on you. ^.^

Tracie said...

Yuck!!! All I can say is at least it is the weekend!

Kristen said...

ugh, that does not sound like fun! Hang in there!

Lapo said...

Sheesh, this calls for a good old fashioned hex!

Anais said...

So So Soooo annoying! I can't believe the nerve of that guy!!

I would keep on working hard because that way he has nothing on you. Maybe you should confront him? Anyways it's definitely not right!!

Moonjava said...

Knock him out...that's totally annoying!

Kim said...

I hate bossy co-workers! Hate them. Like it's not bad enough that you have to spend your day at work trying to impress your boss, but now you have a wanna be boss thinking it's okay for him to tell you what to do? I'd bring it up to your boss and ask him how he'd prefer you to handle it. Or you could always just not say anything and just smile in his direction when they promote you!

Angela said...

Yuck. What a brat. happy SITS day. I added myself as a follower. :) You can find me at http://thesuburbanjungle.blogspot.com

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