Okay, so I have this co worker. And I like this person, but lately they have been really getting on my nerves.
Over the past year, I’ve been told many, many things by this person, things that get me all excited or nervous or upset, and then they never, ever happen. It’s like a cruel, year long April Fool’s joke.
“Oh definitely! You are totally getting the job promotion – I heard so-and-so talking about it.
It’s been at least 9 months, and nope…
“Yep, I heard from so-and-so who sits next to the president’s financial guy in grad classes, that layoffs are coming this week”
You've been telling me that for the past 3 weeks...
“Don’t tell anyone, but my boss told me you were getting a raise.”
“The doctor you are working for is getting fired, and he won’t be back Monday!”
Oh really, then why is it 6 months later, and he is across the hall sending me an email right this minute?
And So. Many. More.
It’s really hard to just ignore this person, because they always seem to have a really credible source. And when someone tells you that you are getting a raise, or possibly fired, its really hard to not think about the possibilities even if you don’t really trust the source. It’s like this person really loves the attention they get from having the “inside scoop” - even though it has always been wrong – that never phases this person.
Do any of you have toxic co-workers??