I have a coworker that constantly likes to undermine me and my work. I’m so tired of dealing with his smart-ass behavior. For some reason, he always catches me off guard, and I feel like other employees, including my boss, are buying into some of his B.S.
Can you please help me?
The office ant’s repsonse…
Your story is a depressing one and unfortunately a common one. Have no fear, though. Everyone must learn to deal with difficult people in their work environment. The challenge is truly to have fun while doing it. What you’re really looking for is a way to tell your coworker to shove it, without actually saying so. Am I right? Don’t answer that. I am. There’s an art to maneuvering your way through the workweek, and frankly…it’s all in the delivery.
Here are two clips I suggest you watch closely and learn. These antics may not rid yourself of your office annoyance, but when you apply these techniques, we promise you…you’ll feel a heck of a lot better.