Co-worker sabotage

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Co-worker sabotage
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Thu, 08-04-2011 - 1:48pm

It turns out I have a difficult

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Registered: 06-06-2001
Thu, 08-04-2011 - 2:08pm

"I am more than a bit annoyed, and I am wondering if I should confront him directly when I see him on my next shift? In a nice but *professional* way? to let him know this gossiping behavior will not be tolerated behind my back? OR do I just let it go?"

No, you shouldn't "confront him" on your next shift or at any point.

Liz


Clinical Research Associate


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Registered: 11-13-2009
Thu, 08-04-2011 - 2:29pm
No, I wouldn't say a word to him.

I understand the sting you're feeling right now, though. But keep in mind that what he says is pretty unimportant in the big picture, being as he is who he is.

What did your friend say to him?

 

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Registered: 12-02-2008
Thu, 08-04-2011 - 3:07pm
Nah...... I wouldn't even bother!!! He's not gonna get it and it may come back to bite you in the end!!! I would just give him the rope & let him hang himself. Just smile & nod!!!


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Registered: 12-02-2008
Thu, 08-04-2011 - 3:12pm
I'm gonna go out on a limb here & disagree with you when you said that our poster is a gossip!?

She's not the gossip...her friend is! The friend is the one who couldn't hold her tongue!! Not the poster! The poster came here for our input..... and I don't understand why you'd say she was a gossip for wanting to know if she should confront someone who was talking smack about her. Just saying!!!
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Registered: 07-29-2002
Thu, 08-04-2011 - 3:29pm

No, confronting him will only cause more conflict for you.

Let him run his mouth, he will eventually run it to the wrong person and hang himself.

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Registered: 10-14-2003
Thu, 08-04-2011 - 4:03pm

I agree.

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Registered: 10-14-2003
Thu, 08-04-2011 - 4:08pm

OP, don't bother saying anything because it would cause a ton of drama and it wouldn't resolve anything, anyway.

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Registered: 04-19-2004
Thu, 08-04-2011 - 4:54pm

Why not try to calmly and sincerely ask him what things you could do to improve your professionalism?

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Registered: 06-06-2001
Thu, 08-04-2011 - 4:58pm

Yes, I do think that the original poster

Liz


Clinical Research Associate


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Registered: 05-14-1999
Thu, 08-04-2011 - 5:29pm
I'm not sure this is sabotage, it sounds like plain 'ole gossip to me. He should find an appropriate way to talk to you about whatever issue he is having, or your supervisor for that matter. It sounds like he is the unprofessional one, not yourself. I wouldn't waste my time on him. Karma will take care of that...

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