Dealing With A Negative Contractor

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about being trash-talked:

I need your opinion in this situation. I work in the food industry. I recently moved to another group in my company. In this group, we have 3 contractors and 3 full time employees including me. I have been with this group almost 3 months. I built a very good relation with everyone in the group and outside the group.

However, one of the contractors that I dealt with in some small projects has started to trash me behind my back to other employees. Some of those employees have warned me about the stuff she keeps saying about me, saying I don’t know anything, I am incompetent, I got hired wrong for this group, and I shouldn’t be working here. Also, she went to my manager and did the same thing.

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