Thursday, April 17, 2008

Can We All Get Along?

I do not thrive on chaos. I prefer to leave the drama to my mama, and while I don't have any fear of confrontation, I also don't seek it out unless there's a compelling moral issue. There is a bit of controversy at my place of work right now, and my coworker is busily fanning the proverbial flames and stirring the proverbial pot. She has been at my desk no fewer than 20 times today (I so wish that this was an exaggeration; alas, it is not), and I finally had to tell her (firmly but politely, of course) that I do not want to hear any more comments or updates regarding said controversy unless such comments or updates require immediate action from me.

I'm going home now. My head hurts.

18 comments:

enc said...

Nice job drawing a line in the sand. Prepare for her to step over it!

Spartacus said...

CDP - I suppose it depends on the controversy. I take it we're not talking Neccos versus Twizzlers here because then we'd have all out war. However, I am curious of the controversy. The Pope? I wonder.

DCup said...

I agree with enc. Good for you. Hope tomorrow is better. High five!

Suze's Sass said...

I hate being involved in controversy at work. Good for you for stepping back.

FranIAm said...

Great and wise application of boundaries in the workplace.

Keep it up sister!

CDP said...

ENC--I know! (and thanks for visiting!)

Spartacus--no, nothing Pope-related, and nobody messed with the Neccos. 'Cause THEN I'd have to get serious.

Dcup--Thanks! High five!

Suze and Fran--thanks. I'm glad it's Friday

dguzman said...

I agree completely with your attitude of not wanting to get involved in the drama. It's tough sometimes if the topic is close to home, but I have never been one to jump into the fray, whether personal or professional. Way to go, telling that lady to stop coming to you with more crap; that took guts.

BeckEye said...

Some people just feed on drama.

Sornie said...

I loathe workplace drama but I think most every office has the drama, rumors, back stabbing and back talking as well as envy and outright hatred. Makes me wish I worked from home.

CDP said...

Dguzman--thanks!

BeckEye--this lady (otherwise lovely person) truly does thrive on drama and intrigue

Sornie--working from home is sounding really nice today (and welcome!)

Worker Mommy said...

Work drama is the absolute worst!

Of course I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a tad bit curious about what it was.

CDP said...

WM--you know, if it was interesting enough, I might have provided additional detail. Sadly, it's not.

Gnugs said...

Ah yes. I feel your pain. Booze. Then advil. Then a vacation.

Sauntering Soul said...

My last firm was one big bunch of drama. Luckily my new firm is not like that. I don't miss it at all.

Hang in there.

Distributorcap said...

this sucks...... and you know (i hate being cliche) miseery loves company

that is why i stay in my little hovel at work

Whiskeymarie said...

I have learned (often the hard way) that it is best to avoid the "pot-stirrers" at work as they tend to drag you down with them.
No one needs that much drama.

Utah Savage said...

My momma was a drama queen. Sadly it might have been genetic. So I became an actor of sorts--small parts in films and TV series. This put drama in it's proper place for me. My momma picked terrible men to mate with, sadly this too might have been genetic. I ran through the shitty mates in short order. Now I live alone with a big sweet dog. No drama here, except, occasionally on the written page.

CDP said...

gnugs--I'll have to stick with the booze and Advil, since I just had a vacation a few weeks ago.

Dcap--cliches are usually true, if annoying. Yes, misery does love company, and I'm going to have to retreat into my hole a little more (so as to avoid the company)

WM--And it's hard to avoid them, too; they're usually pretty determined to drag as many people as they can into the morass.

SS--Yes, we're down to just a few people now, and some of them don't have much to do but to sit around and think about who's offended them.

US--that's where it belongs! (I must come and visit you).

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