Freeloading Colleague Made Her Work Life a Misery When She Refused One of Her Many Demands!

A woman took to Reddit to tell how she called out an entitled colleague for ruining her reputation at work. She doesn’t know whether to nip it in the bud before it gets worse, or ignore it. 

Everything Was Fine at the Beginning

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Anne has been working in a factory for years alongside hundreds of other people.

It’s in the middle of nowhere near a big city, so there are no buses, but there are taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc.

An Oldie But a Goodie

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She’s an older lady, and the workforce is predominantly older – in her words, “We’re all old enough to be grandmothers, for goodness sake!”

Luckily, Anne has a car, which she drives to work every day.

Can Spot a Bad Egg

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One of her coworkers, M, did not have a car and used to get rides with a guy that Anne thought was creepy. She wasn’t surprised when he was fired last September for being racist.

A Polite Request

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One day, M asked Anne if she could drive her regularly since she knew she lived nearby. Anne declined, saying that she didn’t like driving people because it always turns into some stupid kind of drama, and she didn’t want to set herself up to fall later. 

A Temporary Solution

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In October, M asked Anne to drive her for a week, as the regular ride she’d set up was on vacation.

M offered to pay Anne $5 daily for a week of driving her to work and back. Anne agreed to this, and everything went well, and they agreed on Friday that it was over, or so she thought.

Another Favor

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The week of driving M ended up being Thanksgiving weekend. On Monday, the holiday, M left a message on Anne’s phone, saying she needed a ride to work on Tuesday afternoon.

Kate was with her family, and in the time-honored tradition of Thanksgiving, she was dealing with a ton of family drama. 

Miscommunication Problem?

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The last thing she thought about was checking her phone to make sure she didn’t miss any calls or messages. As a result, she didn’t pick her colleague up. 

M left one phone message, didn’t follow up, and expected her to be there – even Anne knows that’s not how it works.

Bad-Mouthing to Colleagues

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M was understandably upset with Anne, but instead of talking to her about it, she went around work, bad-mouthing her to anyone who would listen. 

Now, Anne is a straight-talker. If she has a problem with someone, she’ll normally be direct about it. But M is the opposite. 

News Spreads Fast

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Anne only discovered that M had a problem with her when their mutual friend approached her and asked for her side of the story. She told Anne that M had been talking about her behind her back. 

Once Anne heard her out, she said she thought M was being stupid, and Anne never really heard anything about it from anyone else after that.

Ignored at Work

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M has been ignoring Anne at work for the last few months, which was fine with her. However, Anne noticed that M didn’t turn up to a scheduled shift with her last week – another worker showed up instead. 

She guessed that M had protested to the supervisors, and they had moved her. Anne didn’t know whether she should speak to them about it. 

Ruining Her Reputation

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Anne didn’t feel the need to justify herself to anyone about her personal business, but now M was bringing it into her professional life, which was a problem she had no answer for! #

A Difficult Decision

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She didn’t want to come off as petty to her superiors, but she didn’t want M to tarnish her reputation.

Uninvited to the Monthly Dinner

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On Friday, a friend told Anne that M refused to come to their monthly dinner if Anne was going to be there! It was really important that M came this time for some reason, so in the end, they didn’t invite Anne.

Shocked and Upset

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Anne was shocked and upset.

She said some things she probably shouldn’t have, about how it was M’s problem, not hers, and how they were excluding her when she hadn’t done anything wrong.

A Good Friend

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The friend was super apologetic and said she was on Anne’s side, but the rest of the group had outvoted her.

Honesty Is the Best Policy

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The friend told Anne that she wanted to be honest with her. The rest of the group would have lied to her and said they weren’t going this time.

She was worried that Anne would have found out about it later and been even more upset. Anne appreciated that her friend was honest with her, but she was still upset.

A Birthday Celebration

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It was Anne’s birthday on Tuesday, and her friend invited her out for a drink after work to celebrate.

They had a great conversation, and Anne felt good about their friendship with her. Everyone else could kick rocks at this point.

Husband’s Fury

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But when she told her husband, he was furious.

He wants Anne to go scorched earth on M and her other so-called friends. She could, but she doesn’t want to.

She plans to sit back and see how the situation plays out.

Watch It Play Out?

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She doesn’t care about M hating her; that’s her problem. She just doesn’t get the entitlement M has of “You have a car, so you have to jump when I need something. I have a job that has no public transportation, so others need to accommodate their schedules to me.” 

She also can’t believe that M hasn’t said anything to her! Anne thinks it’s flat-out ridiculous and immature considering their age. She regrets ever giving M a lift!

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