20Jun

Office Etiquette: 4 Ways to Handle a Mean Co-Worker

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Anna Runyan

Anna is the founder of Classy Career Girl, named by Forbes as one of the top 35 most influential career sites of 2014. She helps millions of women design and launch their dream careers, businesses and lives through her website, online courses and social media channels.

  • Amy

    I love this post! Thank you so much for writing 🙂 I just started a new job about two weeks ago, all of my co-workers are wonderful until I met one today…she was so rude and horrible to me that I just started to cry, so embarrassing! I love the part where you mention that we have others in our lives that adore us, you’ve really helped me breathe a sigh of relief 🙂

  • Liv

    Great blog.

  • Kat

    Agreed! I work with a whole office of mean girls. They have their own click and go out of their way to alienate me and make me feel unwelcome. My only saving grace is that I have 2 male bosses that value me and my work ethic. I think this creates more tension, however. There have been days where I have gone to the bathroom and cried because they were so mean! Horrible! I’ve even considered looking for another job, but then I realize that this is exactly what they want. It gets hard to go to the office everyday and deal with this type of behavior, but I keep telling myself that if they are all talking about me behind my back and going out of their way to be that hateful to me for no reason, then I am the one who is truly out in the front! When you look at it that way, you realize how pathetic they truly are.