Don’t misunderstand me, I don’t find just one thing annoying, nor am I annoyed by just one thing at the moment. I have a list of annoying things. It goes on for pages. However, I am going to write about only one annoying thing.
That thing is co-workers who cause trouble.
We have enough trouble. We are a bunch of women who have their periods at the same time. That means we all rage out, then get weepy every month. Personalities clash, people are on edge, problems follow. Add in a bunch of asshole customers and it’s a wonder there isn’t frequent police intervention.
So, with all of that, why is there one co-worker who consistently causes trouble? Someone who blows everything out of proportion, starts rumours, creates resentment, backstabs, and bitches about everything. I would expect this out of a twenty something year old dimwit, but this co-worker is old enough to be my mother. She’s Old Enough to Know Better.
The majority of the problems I had with LMKIA were caused by OEtKB. She stirred the pot of hostility and resentment on a daily basis. My stress level was insane. Most days OEtKB met me at the door and started spewing half truths, rumours and outright lies about LMKIA. For a while I seriously thought I was going to lose my mind. Then summer came, OEtKB worked days, I worked nights and LMKIA turned into Dani. Funny thing, with OEtKB out of the picture, Dani and I became friends and now we have good times at work. We even hang out after work. Shocking, huh?!
OEtKB makes snide comments about our friendship and today I got hauled into the office because, “Dani and Glory think they are head waitresses the way they boss everyone around.”
I don’t boss people around. I don’t get paid enough to care what other people are doing. If someone isn’t doing what they should, I tell Darren and he can take care of it. He gets paid to tell people what to do.
So I enlightened Darren with all the waitresses he’s slept with, according to OEtKB. He wasn’t impressed.
I figure I caught her wrath when Amber and I were talking about men on Saturday night and OEtKB jumped to the conclusion I was talking about Darren. I wasn’t.
Jealousy and bitterness are not attractive at any age.