I can't stand my coworkers.
I know. I used to love them to death. They made me laugh, they were fabulous. Then the new wore off and I realized that they're really mean and ugly people. And they made me feel really mean and ugly, so I had to back away from that. Now they irritate me beyond comprehension.
They will be sweet as pie to your face and when you walk away, they say really nasty things about you. I know, I hear it daily. I don't know if they think I agree or if they forget I'm here, but they say the ugliest things about people that I've heard in a long, long time. They have no respect for anyone. It's been a long person since I've regularly heard someone use the word "retarded", so long that it got filed away in my head as something only ignorant people would still use as an insult. I guess they're ignorant, because they use it daily. They're racist. They made comments one day that they would never accept a mixed-race grandchild. I just shook my head, and was told I'd feel differently if one of my girls came home with a black boy. I can honestly say that no, I wouldn't. I don't care who my girls bring home.... white, black, Asian, Hispanic, another girl, a nerd, a tattooed biker.... as long as they are treated with respect and are happy. Period.
These two are inseparable. They act like the world has ended if their partner is absent. They go to the cafeteria to get lunch together, even if one of them brings their lunch. They can't stand being apart. And, yes, I have considered that maybe I'm just jealous that they are such good friends and I'm not a part of that. I really don't think so, but I'll just be fair enough to put that out there as the grain of salt that this post may be needed to be taken with.
They spend the day laughing and talking and not getting very much done as a result. They argue all sorts of reasons that their productivity is no where near as high as the people who have held their positions before.... OF COURSE it's not because they're too busy making fun of someone in the waiting room. When they don't get things done, it falls to me to fix. When I bring a problem they caused to their attention, it certainly can't be their fault. Or they have never been told about that before (that's funny, when I remember telling them myself). I can't stand people who don't take responsibility for their mistakes. Just own up to it and resolve to do better. That's all I want. Not excuses.
I may be technically their supervisor, but I have no real power. And my boss is just now starting to see what I've been saying. Unfortunately, she's not the firing type. This will go on indefinitely, most likely.
I know I'm talking bad about them and all, and I guess that's hypocritical of me, but they make me crazy.
I've come very close to just leaving work early to not have to listen to them anymore. How can people be so ugly? So negative all the time? They're immature. And they're just not very intelligent. I know.... that's not nice. But some of the questions I've been asked, by these two who have worked in the medical field for years.... they were not in any danger of honor roll at school, I'm sure.
And you know, when someone just gets under your skin, almost every thing they do, every word they say, grates on your nerves.