Dear Toni Tuesday…….


Dear Toni,

I’m really getting tired of my co-worker’s attitude. She acts like she is the best and knows everything. I feel like she’s always undermining me and making me feel stupid and less educated. I’m trying to not let it get to me but it’s so hard. I don’t want to hate going to work everyday. What can I do? Thank you.


Dear W~

Work situations can be difficult. We work more hours than we do socializing at home. They aren’t family or friends, but co-workers. We don’t choose to be around them but are connected though our job. It seems every job has someone that doesn’t connect with us well. It’s rare for this not to happen at some point or another.

There are a few things you can do. You can discuss it with your supervisor. Let your supervisor know what the situation is and ask if there is way you can try to resolve this by not working with this person or allowing your supervisor to discuss it with her to get her to stop.

If going to higher-ups is something you don’t want to do, find another job. You can look for other positions that are open or go to a new company to work. Just know that it could happen anywhere with someone else.

Feel sorry for her. Usually, if someone feels the need to make others feel less it’s because they need to feel more. A low self esteem, personal issues, and low self confidence can turn some into ugly, mean people who feel the need of tearing others down to build themselves up. Don’t let them. Be nice. Do your job well. Be confident!

Do not let her walk all over you and belittle you. Hold your head high. Be classy. Be above it. She can say what she wants but you know better in your heart and head. When she says belittling comments, give a smile that says, I am so sorry. Because you are sorry that she feels so low of herself that she must hurt others to feel big. You don’t need this, don’t accept it, and just do your job. It may take a bit but eventually you will brush it off. You know your worth. She won’t be able to hurt you.

I hope this information helps you. Please keep me posted. As always, I wish you the best!

Live fully and move forward!
Toni Dowrey

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