Need to vent - work related

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Registered: 04-04-2003
Need to vent - work related
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Tue, 08-13-2013 - 9:10pm

If someone at work asks you a work related question, and your co-worker turns around to butt in and take over, would you think that's rude?  Once he did that, I said, "well I will bow out now since he's decided to take over and handle it."  I find it rude.  And I figure well, if he flubs up, it's on him and not me.  

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Mon, 08-19-2013 - 1:20pm

What is worse--when people talk over each other or when you're out with someone & they are always looking at their cell phone & texting while with you?  I tell my kids they aren't fooling anyone--no one just looks at their lap a lot!

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Sun, 08-18-2013 - 7:30pm

I had a professor once who said that most people aren't really listening. They're just waiting for their turn to speak. 

I see it in my third graders a lot. I can't get through two sentences without four hands flying in the air and four more kids blurting stuff out. Tomorrow starts me being a harda.. when it comes to that stuff. They are not going to like me anymore!  I also sat through twenty minutes at least of dinner with two friends and never spoke a word last week. I just sat, ate, and listened to them interrupt each other. 

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Registered: 04-04-2003
Sun, 08-18-2013 - 12:58pm

It's true.  Mannerism has gone out the window.  There are so many rude & inconsiderate people in the world today.  Has it always been this way?  And are we just now seeing it after all this time?  Some people would rather interrupt what you are saying so they can talk about themselves non-stop.  And you often want to shake them to say, "it's not always about you!"

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Thu, 08-15-2013 - 7:55pm

Nobody has manners anymore.  I find it depressing. 

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Registered: 01-24-2011
Thu, 08-15-2013 - 8:06am
Can I join in the vent? I have a co-worker who is always talking about her in-laws, husband and sons. I cannot get a word in the conversations. Whenever I want to discuss something, she ignores it completely and turn the topic to her shoes. When we went out to lunch she was on the phone 60% of the time. I find it annoying.
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Registered: 04-04-2003
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 10:07pm

Thanks for all the replies.  I'm glad it's not just me, then!  None of us can stand this little twirp.  Half the time he does his job and half the time he does nothing.  And none of us can figure out why HR won't fire him!  It's a very long story but none of us can stand him.  He's just very condescending.  And thank you for letting me vent.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 6:40pm

Some people just know everything, dontcha know??? The same thing happens to me at work and often. To be honest, I can't get out a whole sentence most of the time at work without being interrupted (and it's not just the kids). I've learned just not to talk around the big people. At least most of the kids listen to me!

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Registered: 04-17-2008
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 6:06pm
Sigh. So am I. It seems to be a uniquely American epidemic.
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Registered: 10-16-2006
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 3:50pm

Not only is it rude at work, it's rude in any social situation. I am continually amazed at many peoples' lack of social skills.