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    • w00519772
    • By w00519772 7th Jun 19, 6:37 PM
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    Problems with a colleague
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    • 7th Jun 19, 6:37 PM
    Problems with a colleague 7th Jun 19 at 6:37 PM
    We recruited a new member of staff nine months ago. She is ok at her job.

    I have worked in my current role for 12 years and am now a valued member of staff due to my technical ability. We have had problems with this member of staff because of her attitude. She is rude and disruptive to everyone. I am fed up of the number of complaints I am receiving from colleagues and customers. I am not her line manager.

    I find her difficult to work with and I work the most with her (in comparison to everyone else within the department). In deed many of my colleagues have said that they avoid her altogether (lucky them!). I spoke to my line manager (head of department) about this yesterday in my 121 and he said he will put her on report because he has also had complaints from many colleagues and customers.

    I believe this will happen within the next few weeks. Is there anything I need to do to "prepare" for this, bearing in mind that I work directly with this person. I have never been in this situation before and hence the reason for the question.

    I am a member of a trade union (for many years) if that makes any difference. Should I contact them? I would be very grateful to hear from others who were in my situation at some point.
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    • panika
    • By panika 20th Sep 19, 6:43 PM
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    OP, is there any person ( for example other manager on the same level as head of your dept even from other company or your previous boss) you could discuss your problem with the colleague, just to have other opinion?
    I can see it really gets to you and keeps dragging. Talking to someone completely different 121may help to solve the issue.
    Bear in mind, you mentioned in your earlier posts you want to your colleague to be "managed out". We are talking here about real person with mortgage/rent, bills to pay and maybe having to raise the children/ look after the parents. Do you really want to get this person out of job and having all the troubles associated with it? To be honest I personally wouldn't wish it to anyone...
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