Things that bother me: Gossiping coworkers

Working with so many immature people irritates me to no end. It’s probably the reason I have no friends at work.

No. That is the reason.

I run into the same thing day after day after day.

“Did you hear that she is sleeping with him? And he is MARRIED!”

I don’t care. And I don’t want to hear about it.

“Did you hear what so-and-so said about so-and-so?”

I don’t care. And I don’t want to hear about it.

“Like, ohmygod! You have to hear what that guy said about you! It was so mean!”

I don’t give a rat’s ass what anyone says about me.

There’s this guy at work. He never talks to anyone. I never hear him on the radio; it’s always his partner. He is cordial enough, and will give a smile and a nod when we pass each other in the hospital. He waves when we pass each other on the road. But he never hangs out and talks. Some people think he is just mean, or introverted.

I think he’s a genius.

I ran into this guy one day, completely randomly, at a bar where I went to have a few beers. I waved and nodded, and he waved me over to sit with him, and we had enlightening conversation.

“Man, I didn’t think you liked anyone at work.”

“I don’t. They are just a bunch of whiny bitches always trying to complain about something or gossip about someone. I just want to go to work, do my job, go home, and get paid.”

Just genius.

I bought the next round.

Comments

  1. Couldn’t agree more!

  2. Same way everywhere, just more so in certain places. But yeah, the drama – I think that’s what the kids call it – is astounding.

    The other thing I hate is the guys or girls that get on the phone as soon as you go in service and are talking and/or fighting all day, or trying to pick up someone.

  3. Of all of the hundreds of people I’ve worked with over the years, I have an outside-work friendship with exactly TWO of them. I’m okay with that. I can remember a co-worker telling me that I should “hang out around the garage after work more often” and that I should “come out to the bars with everyone.” It took several rounds of explanations before I was able to make her understand that I didn’t come to work to make friends. I come to work to earn a paycheck and do some really awesome things and help people while doing it. I could not care less about who is sleeping with whom, or anything else that gets the gossip train moving. I just want to do my job and go home.

  4. I’m not sure why you think I “hate the world.”

    I don’t hate the world, I just hate the immaturity that is so rampant in this world.

  5. I hear u!

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