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post Nov 12 2017, 10:29 PM
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Okay I'm making this topic for one reason, I need reassurance that my work isn't the only place with more drama than an episode of Eastenders.

Like I'm not gonna go into detail rn bc it's honestly not that interesting but there's literally always some sort of drama going on in my work, and that's just my department alone. Everyone seems to hate each other or at the very least bitch about everyone behind their back. Its always just moan moan moan from 99% of the people I work with and I just don't get why any of them can be bothered, it's like being back in school honestly mellow.gif

Anyway this is on my mind now because I've found myself in the middle of the latest thing because we've got an unbearably annoying new start whos been here a few months now and last night she crossed several lines with me via some "jokey" comments but a couple of the people I work with seem more bothered than I am and are all full steam ahead with "we need to do SOMETHING" "you can't let her get away with it" which yea they're right but not everything has to be such a thing drama.gif

Anyway wbu, tell me some dramatic work stories pls xxx
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post Nov 12 2017, 10:39 PM
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Omg you should work in a school. Loads of bitchiness, shouting, screaming, line crossing.

And donít get me started on the kids.
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post Nov 12 2017, 10:51 PM
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Oh my god, working with 8 middle-aged, hormonal women is the most draining thing EVER. Iím constantly hearing moaning and it drives me bonkkkkeeerrrrssss
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post Nov 12 2017, 10:51 PM
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I think the biggest dramatic incident while I worked at HMV was a colleague getting caught doing drugs in the toilet *_* he was subsequently fired and had a huge rant in front of loads of us, finishing off with "I'll get more in benefits than I would've made here anyway!!11" :') that was a fun introduction to working life tbh

(I feel like I got on really well with the fellow newbies in particular and a fair amount of people who had been there a long time, it was a great place to work in many ways. There was one girl who seemed to bitch and moan a lot but she left a couple of weeks after I started so no issues there really x)
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post Nov 12 2017, 11:07 PM
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It must be so fun working at HMV. I applied but they never got back xxx

Do you get CDs arrive early? Just thinking that you could listen to albums early laugh.gif
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post Nov 12 2017, 11:12 PM
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Omg r00d, me and my best friend applied together but they didn't get back to him so he feels your pain. x

It was fun though *.* we indeed got albums before release day as I often had to print stickers for new releases ahead of the new week and find the stock. I remember us having One Direction's 'Four' on before it came out while we were working after the shop closed, sneak peak goals.
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post Nov 12 2017, 11:14 PM
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Most of my department are middle aged too and it's those ones that are the worst for it as well, I'm one of the youngest but the new start is only 18 so I'm at least older than her, it took a while to kind of adjust to being around so many people that are a good bit older as when I started I was the youngest with one other guy being a year or two older and everyone else is over 35.
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post Nov 12 2017, 11:16 PM
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The two colleagues who were doing it regardless where the coats were when I went to get my coat they carried on regardless at the Xmas party.
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post Nov 12 2017, 11:17 PM
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Oh yeah most of the staff at HMV were like 30 year old men and I think I was the youngest (or at least joint youngest) at 17. My first shop experience was in a charity shop however and I think I was at least 40 years younger than the next oldest worker there laugh.gif mostly 60/70 year old women. So yeah those were two interesting demographics to be in the midst of.
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post Nov 13 2017, 02:03 AM
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Omg we had the best work drama earlier this year when a guy I work with was accused of storming into another department and cursing everyone out, and there was a two-page email that gave all the details of what happened...except he was on vacation that week so there was no way he could've done it! So we thought it was someone else who came in and impersonated him, so we spent a whole day figuring out who it was and investigating the whole thing. One of our board members nearly gave himself away saying he'd gone to that department the day before, but the rest of his story didn't match, and it turned out the entire story was made up by the guy who sent the email because he felt threatened by my department (even though none of us had ever met before this laugh.gif). So the case went from impersonating a public official to defamation/slander, and annoyingly he got away with it but our departments will probably never be on speaking terms again lmao.

I'm actually really lucky that all my co-workers and I completely get along, there's always conflict with the public but I've been here three years and none of us have ever argued with each other in that time. That's why I was so concerned about our election last week because bringing in new people easily could've changed the whole dynamic, I knew some of the people running and they absolutely thrive on drama and starting arguments. I have enough issues with residents etc. on a day-to-day basis, so it's nice to not worry about any internal drama with co-workers mixed in.
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post Nov 13 2017, 06:58 AM
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QUOTE(T Boy @ Nov 12 2017, 10:39 PM) *
Omg you should work in a school. Loads of bitchiness, shouting, screaming, line crossing.

And donít get me started on the kids.


This. You also forgot to list backstabbing.
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post Monday, 12:29 AM
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Guys I have another drama plotline developing with another colleague at work EVERYONE IS A SNAKE I CAN'T KEEP UP
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post Monday, 07:20 AM
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God your place is like Eastenders laugh.gif
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post Monday, 06:38 PM
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Primark is full of drama and gossip, I live for it
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post Monday, 06:44 PM
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My manager is on holiday this week but when she's back she and the duty manager want to have a "sit down" with my snakey coworker and I. I wonder if that will actually happen because I'm so perched as she doesnt know I know she's been complaining about me behind my back, I doubt she even knows they're planning this *.*

(she has nothing to complain about, I do my job properly and the managers are thinking she's just doing it to target me personally or something idek)
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post Monday, 08:40 PM
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A lot of backstabbers, one upmanship, bitching, snakes and some in shorter hemlines in bigger roles.

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post Monday, 08:57 PM
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I dealt with it all in various degrees in my years in retail, as a normal sales assistant to duty manager to deputy manager and to store manager, and I will give you all one solid piece of advice: TRUST NO ONE.
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post Wednesday, 11:11 PM
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I've been meaning to post in this thread for a while, working in a call centre it's literally non stop drama and sometimes I low key live for it.

My main case is this girl who complains she suffers from migraines and insists on having lights taken out and replaced for her. She is probably off sick 2 weeks every 3 months, which for most would be a sackable offence. Her job role is to take calls but she pleads and cries to managers so she has admin time off the phones every single day, and on top of this has been rewarded with a f***ing promotion :'). Everyone is scared of her, even senior managers, she has had people fired as she used the discrimination card saying she has a disability and cannot take a single ounce of criticism. She is literally the worst person to work with and is a big reason I am looking to currently leave where I am working.

I'm sick on 3 seperate occasions for a total of less than a week and I have a formal warning :'). It just pisses me off how she gets away with absolute murder.

There's loads more - another girl who I started with is probably the weirdest girl I have ever met. She had her dead horses ashes tattooed inside her and had a photoshoot with her dead horse - she had a week off PAID for a dead HORSE. She also is sleeping with senior manager and although she has no prior experience of management, she is nasty to people she doesn't like, of course my work gave her the promotion, because again people are scared of her.

I could go on but they're the main cases. In short, my workplace is a joke.
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Okay I'll go.

Now, my team of 13 volunteers from the UK and India are some of the loveliest people I have had the pleasure to meet. We're working really well together and we're making an impact in our communities in the rural villages we've been assigned to, making friends with them, helping spread feminism/gender equality, helping groups with their finances etc.

The problem comes from our project coordinators. One from the India arm of the charity I'm here with and one from the local partner org. You'd think, given that we've all travelled at least hundreds, if not thousands of miles to get here for no compensation but the experience, that they'd be reasonable. They're not all bad, Charity was with me the entire time I was in hospital, and is normally fine to work with, just easily swayed (he's a few months younger than me, so inexperienced), a bit lazy and a stickler for the rules besides. Partner can do some good work when we ask him to but is unpredictable, bullish, likes being in control and is very capable of being petty.

After our successful action day on Saturday, which because of its nature, was later than our curfew, we all had to get to our host homes. We hadn't had dinner, and one host home, the one with all of our girl volunteers, which the PCs love and the girls hate, was both asleep and had no dinner prepared - the other two host families had attended so were still awake, so the girls had to eat out. They ordered chicken, which was a 'problem' because it took longer to order so they'd be out later, and on top of this their host home is militantly vegetarian (many Indians are veg but most at least accept the idea that other people elsewhere eat meat) (they ate it in my host home, not theirs), so Charity went off on them and made them stay in their home the entire day afterwards as punishment. Oh, and forget celebrations for doing well with our action day which we'd all been working the better part of two weeks for. And that pettiness was just the catalyst.

We called a meeting with both POs on Monday to discuss it and other small issues that had come up over the weeks, like them both using our transport van while we're in the villages for driving lessons (driven by and belonging to the father of one of the host homes, a successful restaurant owner, who doesn't really need to be doing this), them not being available in general a lot of the time, lack of communication to explain why they're not available, disrespecting the other two host families (including directly harassing the mother of the one I'm in both by having shoes in her kіtchen (HUGE no-no to Indians, to have shoes anywhere inside) to say that having all the volunteers round is a bother (it absolutely isn't). She is the loveliest soul you'd ever meet and I feel really angry they've done this to her), it all spilled out and blew up. Partner was trying to get us to stop 'socialising' at host homes altogether for reasons, petty reasons, he also personally insulted a couple of the other volunteers.

We wanted to draw a line under it and we would have, but the very next day they came to our host homes (not the one they like), demanding to know why they hadn't given us lunch (they normally provide all meals, amazingly, it's a lot of work for them that we really appreciate, but we'd gone to the villages super early that morning so understandably they didn't), and started setting times we could eat when we came back for lunch, basically showing to us that they hadn't changed at all - they had in some ways but not in others. They are probably losing the two good host homes for the next cycle because of their bullishness.

So basically we've all been feeling down this week despite still working hard, we made a breakthrough in one village yesterday and with Partner's help, did get some of the women to the bank to sort out their money situation. It's been so down I don't know what to write in my diary for my blog, might just take bits and pieces from this post.

We've just come off a long call this evening with the direct superior at the charity who's said he's looking into taking some action and encouraged us to enjoy our last few weeks here but we'll see. I'm still enjoying my time here, it just sucks to see everyone so troubled.
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