Pastafarian Posted October 25, 2005 Share Posted October 25, 2005 My coworker constantly talks about his problems. He threatens to quit every once in awhile. he's a whore for attention, sympathy, whatever. I like him i suppose, but i occasionally find him irritating. we got into an "thing" the other day because he thinks he's in charge when he isn't. I find it difficult to give in when I'm right. He went into a senior worker's office and said that he quit because of what I said, a very disproportionate response considering i really didn't say much. The boss called me at home and I said the situation merely got out of hand, that it wasn't an argument. I said that for the sake of the work relationship I would swallow my pride and apologise (as far as work duties are concerned, I am his boss). I did that, and everything is fine. My problem is that I hate how he gets away with this behaviour. The boss says he's been having a hard time lately and that he needs special treatment (they are friends). Because I don't talk about my hard times I have to cater to every emotional outburst and histrionic hissy fit? Because he has problems in his life, he is allowed to be manipulative? And I can't talk to my boss because they are friends. I don't care about my pride, but I do care about my dignity. Any thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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