Overbearing Coworker

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a new older overbearing coworker:

I work in a school where I oversee a caseload of students. I am well liked by my students, parents, and I’m seen as a good worker. Last year we had a new counselor join the team and she is older. She frequently inserts herself into my projects when I haven’t asked her for help nor has my boss asked her to help me. If I don’t include her in my work she complains that she doesn’t feel included and that I’m being territorial. I’m doing my regular work duties that pertain to my caseload and extra projects that I volunteered to do. She has her own caseload of students to work with but always seems preoccupied with what I am doing.

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