- Aug 9, 2000
I have a problem at work. Here it is. It all started when I picked my girl friend up at work. When we were walking home, she told me that one of the co-workers there said I really sucked at my job right in front of her and to her face (my g/f and I work at the same place). I got really mad and I do not know why. After hearing it, I went back and told the co-worker off. I don't know why I did it, I am surprised that I did it because I usually do not care what peope say about me. Now, I look back, and I see that I made a fool of my self. I told my boss about the incident and I told him that I work way to hard for someone to tell me indirectly that I suck at my job and that the comments make me feel unappreciated. I told him that I might quit. My boss, who was suprised and speechless, told me he was gonna talk to him, but I am thinking that he only said that to comfort me and prevent me from quiting. Well, today, my g/f told me that the reason why the co-worker is talking trash is because he heard that I was talking trash about him. The thing is, i don't talk trash about him. I respect the guy because he taught most of teh things I know about my job. When other workers accuse of him of being a bad worker, I usually stand up for him and say that he is just bored with his job. My girlfriend told him that, but he refuses to believe it. He told my girlfriend that my boss told him I was talkign trash about him! Now I want to strangle my boss! I do not know what to do now. I really respect the guy, but I cannnot contunue this job if working will be that hostile. if I stay, I fear that my girlfreind will be stuck in teh middle and a small incident will be made into something big. I also love my job, but I also fear that my girlfreind will get sick of teh situation and start keeping things from me. What can I do?