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Started by TenGorillas on Jan 18, 2018 2:44:06 PM
A thread to say a hearty PISS OFF to colleagues who have somehow wronged you...

...starting with the pissy little madam who just sent me a rude email with no greetings because I put her second on the list for a job vacancy she seems to think she was entitled to. There was a better candidate, get over yourself and take your shitty attitude with you.

NormanCheeseborough - 24 Jan 2018 09:32:39 (#1 of 226)

The manager who made my life a misery in my first 'proper' job died a painful death a few years ago I discovered recently.


thisonehasalittlehat - 24 Jan 2018 09:58:13 (#2 of 226)


rgtstoppedcounting - 24 Jan 2018 10:45:23 (#3 of 226)


NormanCheeseborough - 24 Jan 2018 11:02:56 (#4 of 226)

Fuck her. She was vile.

Agaliarept - 24 Jan 2018 11:08:23 (#5 of 226)

I had a boss who hated me.

I didn't mind at all as she once did an impression of a disabled person by doing the whole tongue in her bottom lip and limply waving her arms when I asked for her advice on a staff member who was suffering depression.

She also got drunk and told us she doesn't 'believe' in charity as if you got yourself into a mess, you should get yourself out of it. So her lack of friendship didn't hurt all that bad.

When they made her redundant I didn't exactly cheer but I did a little self high five with myself.

rgtstoppedcounting - 24 Jan 2018 11:09:02 (#6 of 226)

She was vile.

You're coming across as vile too though.

NormanCheeseborough - 24 Jan 2018 11:10:06 (#7 of 226)

Oh well.

FrankieTeardrop - 24 Jan 2018 11:10:55 (#8 of 226)

Bad karma, Normski.

Rendered - 24 Jan 2018 11:14:16 (#9 of 226)


Not being her sounds like a win.

Agaliarept - 24 Jan 2018 11:16:38 (#10 of 226)

Not being her sounds like a win.

Oh yes.

TenGorillas - 24 Jan 2018 20:25:21 (#11 of 226)

A colleague recently told me we'd had someone partially sighted applying for a job as an academic. Can you BELIEVE it? she asked, chortling. How on earth would THAT work?


rearranged - 24 Jan 2018 20:28:58 (#12 of 226)

I know someone who worked at a company where they had an absolutely toxic team leader. When he left they had a party to celebrate, after he had gone.

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Leftie - 25 Jan 2018 12:53:38 (#14 of 226)

I've jumped from job to job just to buy a house (when I didn't really want to leave and had responsibilities) and part of the reason for jumping from job to job was to do with my colleagues talking all the time when it was "close detail" work. And refusing to listen to my problems.

I should have started a new thread every time. It was easily avoided but I was working at a local newspaper and if the other colleagues didn't care, it should have been obvious just to email those ones. They were more likely to have proper answers.

Oh and I don't like impolite people jingling envelopes in my face when I'm clearly busy, asking for £1 for a person's birthday when I don't even know who they are. And worse, they were taking everyone's name and making a note of those who didn't contribute.

widenation - 25 Jan 2018 12:59:15 (#15 of 226)

Never leave money on your desk. If you do, then you may feel obliged to contribute the whole lot when an envelope is jangled in your face.

Leftie - 25 Jan 2018 13:35:16 (#16 of 226)

Good thinking. Though why do some companies insist on these kinds of things? I know it's a bit sexist but it's usually women.

Oh God, that reminds me, about 12 years ago, one of my colleagues slammed my Christmas card down on my desk in a temper. I'd rather not have had one.

Verdigris - 29 Jan 2018 01:11:17 (#17 of 226)

Just the thread I need having got back out of bed because I can't sleep because I'm riled up about something that may blow up in the morning. I've done nothing wrong, except having not obeyed an unwritten rule that I was given no information about its existence, and if a complaint is lodged the management will take the side of the customer rather than address their failure to make all relevant information available to muggins.

TinyMcOtter - 29 Jan 2018 03:02:45 (#18 of 226)

Deep breaths, be polite, stay focussed and so on and so forth.

Good luck.

Antimatter - 29 Jan 2018 04:28:36 (#19 of 226)

There was that weird finance director at evil denim corps, who used to sit on my desk, at an angle of 45 degrees, then peer over her shoulder at me and say 'I wonder what she is doing now?'. Laid off shortly after I left, I was glad to hear.

spartak - 29 Jan 2018 05:04:13 (#20 of 226)

Great thread! God, where to start? So many back-stabbing, arse-kissing fuckwits. Then chuck in the ignoramouses and the ones who find a problem, then dump it on the (virtual) table and of course don't want to be part of finding a solution.

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