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The Worst Thing Today

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Brenna
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Location: Delaware

Postby Brenna » Tue September 13th, 2011, 5:29 pm

So came back from lunch today just to hear a co-worker and my boss talking about me behind my back. I had just had a meeting with said co-worker where I thanked her profusely for all of her help with a project we are working on. They had their backs to me, so they didn't see that I had come back from lunch and were just going on and on about how I didn't this and that and how worthless I am. Wow. Thought I had graduated high school 10 years ago...
Brenna

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue September 13th, 2011, 6:02 pm

Wow, Brenna, that stinks! Now the test is whether you can continue to work with those people without dwelling on what you just heard. Words like that are like being bitten by a snake -- you either suck the poison out at once by replacing them with positive thoughts, or the poison will spread throughout your system.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Stranger by Kate Riordan & Did You See Melody by Sophie Hannah (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue September 13th, 2011, 6:51 pm

They don't sounds very nice people! :eek: Are they both female? It just seems bitchy.
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans & The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue September 13th, 2011, 6:58 pm

that's awful Brenna. What a difficult situation for you.
Currently reading "The Wildflowers" by Harriet Evans & "The Loving Cup" by Winston Graham

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue September 13th, 2011, 8:06 pm

Brenna: how rude of them! Huggles!

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Postby rebecca » Wed September 14th, 2011, 2:24 am

That stinks Brenna! Always keep this thought to the front of your mind...at least you are not like them!..Usually gossip like this starts because they see something in you that they admire and lack in themselves.

Keep smiling :) that's the best revenge.

Bec :)

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Brenna
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Location: Delaware

Postby Brenna » Wed September 14th, 2011, 1:04 pm

Thanks everyone!! MLE-your comparison to the snake and venom did a lot for my morale yesterday, I've printed it out and put it on my office wall as a constant reminder.

Yes, they are both female, the majority of people in my office are. While I love my job, I really don't like the majority of my co-workers. They are just really caddy and make this place feel like high school all over again. They are brilliant people that I know I could learn a lot from, but their pettiness completely puts me off. If I could work from home regularly, I would.

Bec-I have a smile on my face today and will do my bestest to maintain it.
Brenna

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans & The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed September 14th, 2011, 1:21 pm

that's the right attitude Brenna, don't go down to their level. Good luck!
Currently reading "The Wildflowers" by Harriet Evans & "The Loving Cup" by Winston Graham

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fljustice
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Postby fljustice » Wed September 14th, 2011, 3:19 pm

Ouch! Brenna, it sounds like you're handling it well. Keep that smile, even when it hurts. Sending soothing thoughts your way.
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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Wed September 14th, 2011, 8:14 pm

At some point in time, their behavior will come back to bite.


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