Here’s me at work.
Except Asian. And older. And sadder.
Anyway, the reason I hate or love work is never about the work itself — it’s always the people. These days, I just don’t have the emotional bandwidth to deal with assholes and their bullshit. Sadly, to be a functioning adult, sometimes we all have to put a “professional” face on and just power through. So here are some tips on how to adult better at work when all you want to do is slap that bitch and quit.
Don’t be petty and definitely do NOT give that person any reason to hate you more. You should remain cool and composed. Say hello and goodbye. Even smile time to time. She doesn’t greet you back, ever, but just keep doing it anyway.
Check your student loan balance
Open up your bank account. Are you a billionaire?
Exactly. That will quiet that tiny little voice that says, QUIT QUIT QUIT, all day long. You can’t afford to quit, so stay and suck it up.
Meet up with a non-work friend during lunch
Remind yourself that there are people who are actually kind, funny, and amazing outside of the office. Work is just one aspect of life. That coworker you annoys you daily IS a real problem, BUT you also have real friends when you clock out.
It’s really difficult to do, but besides the bare minimum to get the work done, ignore the person and don’t interact. I made the mistake of trying to be nicer and trying to engage with the devil child, but now I know that it doesn’t work. The person already decided to hate you. Nothing will change their mind except for Jesus. Or amnesia. Are you Jesus? Are you skilled enough hit her over the head with an heavy object, causing a semi-permanent memory loss but not any other serious injury? I don’t think so. The solution then, is to ignore. Don’t try anymore. Don’t analyze.
It’s just a job after all, ya’ll. Honestly, if it gets too crazy, report that person to the HR. There’s no need to put up with someone who is still stuck in the middle school drama mentality.
Do you have anyone at work who is difficult to deal with? Any tips you can share?