I am sure that by now everyone has had the wonderful experience of working with a co-worker that has less sense than the local bank, if not, well count yourself lucky or even possibly a homeworker. Dealing with these individuals can be taxing at the least. With the three tools, perhaps your day will end quicker or the idiot will get the hint.
- Lazy On the Phone All Day– go to the bathroom and use your cell phone to constantly call her until she finally gives up and gets off the phone. When she questions you just tell her you thought you saw the boss coming back from Florida.
- Little Miss Know It All– Anytime the boss is around, she had to be the one that answers the questions, always makes it appear that she is the ONLY one working, while the boss is saying his hello’s, quietly slip away for a moment and text your friend NOW!!!! Since you had just stepped away for a second, by the time you come back into view, you will get to see the action in all its glory. The next call is O’ from a very upset gentleman regarding the total lack of disrespect that he just got from a young lady that answered the phone. No, he didn’t get her name, she sounded as though he was annoying her but he does know that she had a rather high pitched voice.. hehe Shh.. Stay sitting back as you look astounded as you say well it was only me and so and so here I don’t remember any call like that, you know she won’t either. She won’t be running down the boss’ door for awhile.
- Water Cooler Gossip– Yes, they really do still exist. She pops from office to office all morning spreading her good morning cheer. Once she finally gets back, you have to listen to the run down all the way from Jimmy the accountant to Wilbur the janitor. Of course, she never tells anything you tell her. Everyone knows how she is. At lunch later that day, set your plan in motion, one by one, each of you pass along the next bit of information tomorrow. She will never catch on that everyone was on the phone but got off when she came in. She couldn’t possibly; they all wanted to talk to her. By the time she gets back to your desk, she will have filled an encyclopedia. At this point, just keep laughing, for no reason at all just look at her and laugh. After you recover, look her straight in the face as you say O’ that is so old news where do you get your information. She will immediately become defensive just walk away. You dismissing her is soo not okay.
Well, we covered only the basics but you get the point. Never let them feel the power, always be on your toes, nobody ever knows everything, all the time.