Shunned by Coworker and Others

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors by an individual who feels she is a target of animosity:

I work in a department that has 4 people, including me. One day the news was predicting that we were going to have a lot of snow. We were talking about if it was too bad we would not come in. Jane said if any one needed a ride to let her know. She has a new Toyota Forerunner. I accepted and offered to give gas money on the next payday, and she said it was no problem. I took my laptop home just in case I could not get to work.

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Fired for Staring

I was fired from my job and one of the main reasons was for Inappropriate staring, Yes, I may have been staring but I stared out of the windows or at a wall. Someone may be in the area but I’m not looking at them. How do I stare appropriately? Signed–Not Looking

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Coworker Disclosed My Pay–I Feel Violated

A coworker has looked at my pay and paychecks and compared it to hers. After doing so she complained to our boss about my pay compared to what she gets paid. This coworker’s job title is Accounts Payable. I feel violated and need to know the next step of action to take. She complained to our boss that I am able to receive overtime and she is not. I have only worked in my current position for a little over a year and do not receive salary for that reason. She has been here as accounts payable for at least 6 years and receives salary where no overtime is given.–Feel Violated

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Blackballed by Supervisor

I have a supervisor with whom I have personal conflicts. She used her authority to cause my work environment to be stressful. She has manipulated the administration to believe her and caused me to put on an improvement plan. This was based on lies and action that I didn’t even know I had committed. I followed  through this plan and was successful. Now I applied for another position in the company. I was interviewed and did an excellent job. I feel that I may not be chosen because the supervisor is trying to blackball or blacklist me. What can I do legally? The HR person has sided with the supervisor. They are listening to her side and not gathering truthful facts.

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Bullied by Coworker

A question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a coworker who throws another under the bus:

I have a co-worker that not only likes to throw me but other colleagues “under the bus” every chance she gets. She likes to point out my mistakes in front of my supervisor. She is abrasive and I feel she is a bully. How can I combat this situation?

Signed, Bullied

Dear Bullied:

Your follow up email indicates you work from home. I assume since you submitted your question at this time that working at home is a result of state regulations or your employer’s efforts to not enable COVID-19 to infect others. If that is the reason, please continue to stay sheltered in place and, as much as possible, avoid the push and/or urge to get out. I’m following that advice and wearing a mask and avoiding close contacts when out. These rules and guidelines probably will continue for sometime. 

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Walked Out

A question submitted to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a jealous coworker:

I had a coworker who literally hated me based on pure jealousy. He constantly treated me badly and even cursed me a few times for no reason. I went to management multiple times, even requested a transfer. They did nothing even when I recorded a conversation in which he attacked me every way possible for being a piece of s$&? In his opinion. Then he somehow got my pay stub from the office on payday, took photos and sent them to other employees because I was one of the highest paid. I eventually couldn’t take it anymore and walked out. Is there any course of action I can take, I’ve never been in such a horrible situation and want to make someone pay for the hardship this has caused me and my family.

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Don’t Tell Me Calling Me A Bitch Is Joking

A question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a subordinate’s rude behavior:

One of my (24f) colleagues at work (25m) is being very unfriendly at work and it’s starting to get to me but I don’t know whether it counts as bullying or not. Some of the things he does:

1) Ignores me, pulls faces and moves away from me when I speak to him.

1) Ignores me, pulls faces and moves away from me when I speak to him.

2) Calls me a b**ch and continues to even after multiple requests from me for him to stop. He tries to pass it off in a joking way.

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