I’ve been trying to figure out how to write this post because I don’t want it to come across as demeaning towards Pippi, nor do I want it to come across as though I’m the bad guy. I guess I should just be blunt and write it as only I know how to write…
Let me begin by telling you that last week Pippi and I had a minor disagreement.
Who am I kidding? It wasn’t minor. It was huge.
Here’s the story…
This may be difficult to imagine or believe, but I have a tendency to say things that may be perceived as cynical, rude or insensitive to some people, and last week I did just that.
Actually, I can’t even remember what I said…but whatever it was, ticked Pippi off and had her storming into our supervisor’s office to complain, YET AGAIN, about my insensitivity and lack of verbal politeness.
She was in her office for about 5 minutes screaming and yelling, after which she stormed out and spewed her condescending diatribe to another supervisor who happens to give Pippi everything she wants because he enjoys watching Pippi bounce her “udders” in his face.
While she was in his office pressing her “milk machines” together, my supervisor called me into her office and asked me what was going on?
My reply to her was, “You tell me. I have no idea what set Pippi off.”
To which she replied, “yeah…I don’t know either. All I know is that she’s ticked off and wants to take it out on you.”
We both laughed it off and my supervisor did her best to bring the boil to a simmer by having a meeting with Pippi and I late in the afternoon. Which didn’t go very well, because instead of Pippi using the meeting as an opportunity to talk about what I said that ticked her off, she used it to open the flood gates about everything she hasn’t liked about me since I started.
I tried to stay calm.
Sadly, that was impossible.
I finally blew up and she and I went toe-to-toe releasing our anger and frustrations towards one another.
It was like standing in a room with two siblings who have years of pent up resentment and anger towards one another and finally had an opportunity to stop “playing nice” and decided to bombard one another with insults and accusations in front of their parent.
You should have seen the look on my managers face as the two of us unloaded our grievances. It was classic. I should have taken a selfie with her because I honestly don’t think she knew half of the things that Pippi and I revealed about one another.
After the yelling had finally stopped our supervisor attempted to settle things in a diplomatic way. She listed the grievances each of us had for one another and then asked us both if we could somehow find a way to get along.
Reluctantly, we agreed, shook hands and walked back out into the office.
Since then, it’s been difficult to go to work. Not that it wasn’t difficult before, but since I know Pippi is doing everything she can to malign my reputation with other teams and coworkers, it makes it more difficult than ever.
For the past few months I’ve considered quitting my job. I hate the idea of leaving without having anything lined up, but this past weekend I finally decided that I’ve had enough with the drama. Enough with the slacking off. Enough with the bad management.
So this morning I gave my two week notice.
Quite honestly, I feel relieved. The pressure’s off.
In some ways I didn’t want to let Pippi win, but there was no way I could show up for work everyday knowing that woman was plotting to ruin my life. She’s that way. If she thinks you have it out for her, she will do what she can to get the jump on you. Sadly, she doesn’t know me very well because I don’t seek revenge on anyone, and I never want to make someone’s life more difficult than it should be.
Please understand that Pippi isn’t the reason I’m leaving this place. This was just the proverbial straw that broke the camels back. The reason I’m leaving is because of my sanity, of which I have lost 75% since I started this job.
I’d very much like to get that back.
I’m sure a few of you are wondering if the workplace stories will cease to be posted on my site?
Probably not. I have so much more to share with you all about the stupidity of my coworkers. Trust me…they are a pathetic bunch.
In the mean time, it’ll be nice to dump my work on Pippi and Pinata. For me, THAT is the ultimate revenge. (wink)
Finally being able to walk away from coworkers I struggle working with is pathetic, but so is trying to endure a hostile workplace.
Also…is anyone hiring?