Thursday, November 30, 2006

The one where the blogger goes nutty

Ya know, I wish that I had the nuggets to start an anonymous blog about my crazy co-worker, but somehow I think she would find out. When I do post about how crazy she really is, I make sure I do it from home or the library so I can't be accused of using school time to defame her or anything. I don't mind updating the blog about food during my lunch because that is my time.

Anyway, she pulled some nonsense on my that is part of her old MO that she was told to stop. You have to remember that this woman hates me. So, last year, she would tell me that she had a meeting with our supervisor and that the supervisor made a remark about me that was slightly negative, or that something she did that was majorly bad was "no big deal". When speaking to my supervisor about it, after I was commanded to go in and speak to the supervisor, I discovered that it was all a series of lies to make me unsettled. A tactic, a plan to get the upper hand. Tuesday her TA, J__, covered her classes, Wednesday, I covered her second period class and the kids were really good. In fact, I dare say, better for me than they are for her. She came back to work today and apologized to me for the class' bad behavior. I told her that they were fine. She looked at me and cocked her head and said, "Well, J__ sent me an email telling me how horrible they were for you". J__ never sent that email. She did send an email about how bad the other classes she covered were bad, not the one I covered, because they were good. So, I went and spoke to my supervisor, who had told me to come to her if any of those things ever started again. I also talked about how she stirs the pot when there is a disagreement in our department, how she hasn't done her fair share of the testing, how she blurts out her accomplishments and that she's in a doctoral program despite the fact that we may be talking about a completely different topic. I think she's beginning to lose it due to the stress of taking on so many classes.

I'm feeling less stressed now that I have in a little while, despite not being home since 7am, and that I've been on the go non-stop since. I'm so glad I talked to her. And for once, I don't feel like a rat.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my god can she please just go away? Jeez! If you are so unhappy that you have to create drama, spread rumors, brag to make yourself noticed...well, you should just go away and find happiness elsewhere. Didn't you say she wasn't tenured, or something like that? What's the hold up? You want I should take care of her, boss?

You did the right thing talking to the supervisor. You spend way too much time at work to have to dread one person's presence.

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