Friday, July 23, 2010

Holy Awkward Batman!

OK, let me start this by saying I work under a couple guys who can be very pushy, bossy and sometimes just not nice people. If you are the type who can take things personal, you probably wouldn't like them at all. (And before anyone says anything, I don't agree that their behavior is right). Anyways.....

One of them is always bumping heads with another co-worker of mine also in a position of authority but still technically under them (a woman twice my age who is sweet as pie).

So, we all held a meeting the other day with a client who can be difficult, demanding, split staff and often lie about stuff in general. The meeting got pretty heated, and I guess my female co-worker got upset with the way my boss had treated her in front of the client and other professionals from a different agency. (She felt like he was siding with the client and blaming stuff on her). FWIW, I think he was trying to use a strategy to make the client feel he had someone else to vent to, even though he knew a lot of what the client was saying was total B.S.

After the meeting we all walked out together and they got into it. She actually was in tears and this was all in front of me. They then followed me to my car and were still going back and forth.

I quickly excused myself but feel bad. Other people I work with have complained about my boss (and the other male boss) but they also are people who tend to take things REALLY personal. Sometimes IMHO I think they haven't done what they are supposed to, so it's understandable that my bosses may call them out on stuff (that's another post though!). For me, I basically just ignore these two, do my work and don't get involved with them unless I absolutely have to.

Well, I don't really know where I am going with this..........just wondering if anyone else has been in this situation before. This is the 2nd time I have witnessed this co-worker cry related to my boss.

I guess I just don't want to be sucked into anything!!!!

1 comment:

  1. P.S. Neither of these guys are social workers either for what it's worth ;).