Coworker Teammate Lacking!

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about disclosing a coworker’s lack of ability and commitment: Should I have kept my mouth shut? How should I handle this situation in a diplomatic manner?

My coworker and I work on the same team. She is extremely nice, friendly, but sensitive when under stress. She is new to our industry. Hence, her insight is limited. We have been working together for a year. I’ve trained her patiently and thoroughly in all the basics. Since my schedule is loaded with meetings and work, it is hard for me to cover everything. If I were in her position, during my downtime I would be reviewing materials, reading books on work-related topics, practicing, and offering my services to other team members to further advance myself. However, during her downtime, she is surfing online, gossiping, and talking on the phone. Besides the lack of initiative, she lacks attention to details and is always late to meetings.

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Non-communicative And Manipulative Co-worker

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about an non-communicative and unfriendly coworker:

I have a co-worker who I think is extremely non-communicative and unfriendly. Recently, she has been wearing sunglasses in the workplace and I am very annoyed by her behavior. My own solution to her strange behavior is by ignoring her and limiting my interaction with her. Honestly, I think that she is a very manipulative and very unhappy person. Would like to have your input on this strange situation.. Thanks.

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