Bitch, get over yourself.
Once upon a time, I tried to help out a co-worker out...only to have her lash out, accuse me of questioning her intelligence, and generally be a bitch when I was only offering help. (Here for full story.) I couldn't respond or even go to the boss because it had degenerated into purely personal friction, and out of the boss's jurisdiction.
O Happy of Happy Days!!! Bitch did it again, but this time she put her foot in her mouth on a purely work-related basis. Last Thursday, my cat Lindy started showing symptoms like the last time she was sick. I decided to stay home and take care of her rather than letting it progress to another vet visit. (She's fine now.) When I went into work Friday morning, my stack of leftover checks was on my desk as per usual. Also as per usual, it was BitchCoworker who passed out other people's checks and left my stack for me.
I skimmed the names on the checks to see if Coworker might have accidentally not given someone their checks. After all, it's a long list of names with new ones cropping up at random intervals. Sure enough, one clerk's name came up in my leftovers that should have been given to her, but was left behind. It wasn't the first time that particular clerk had been left behind in my stack, and it finally clicked for me "Aha! Coworker isn't skipping that clerk; she doesn't know that clerk gets her checks back!" Being the helpful person that I am, I decided to email her about it. Also being the clever little Lazra that I am, I learned my lesson from our last encounter: Coworker doesn't know the difference between offering help and "ZOMGWTFBBQ!!!!!!1!!YOU ARE TEH ST00PIT!!!ELEVENTY!!11!" So my email to her was short and to the point: "[Clerk] gets her checks back too." I got no response, considered the matter finished, and went on with my day.
Monday and Tuesday this week, I was not feeling well, and stayed home. Wednesday back at work, I found both days' stacks on my desk. I skimmed through (just in case) and found that same clerk's checks still in my stack from both days. Slightly peeved, I resent the previous email to Coworker (Heck, I don't know how much email she gets in a day. Maybe she just missed mine on Friday) and gave the clerk her checks.
Well, missed or ignored...Whatever happened, she obviously decided not to live up to the basic expectations of her task: pass out checks to everyone on the list. Pardon me for thinking "keep your copy of the list up to date" was implied in the job description.
THE EMAILS!!! TO: Coworker FROM: Me
[Clerk] gets her checks back too.
TO: Me FROM: Coworker
THEN TAKE THEM BACK TO HER.....IF SHE'S NOT ON MY LIST I HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING........IF YOU WANT, THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE OUT I'LL JUST LET YOU HANDLE THEM UPON YOUR RETURN....
TO: Coworker FROM: Me CC: Boss
THEN TAKE THEM BACK TO HER I did. I have taken them back to her (and sometimes a few others) every time I'm out and you passed out checks.
IF SHE'S NOT ON MY LIST I HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING This is the second time I've told you that she gets these back, you should have put her on your list the first time, and then we would not be having this conversation. Here is the full list: [Long-Ass List of Names]
IF YOU WANT, THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE OUT I'LL JUST LET YOU HANDLE THEM UPON YOUR RETURN The entire point of your task is to pass the checks when I'm out. It's not fair to the clerks to make them wait however long I'm out to get their stuff back. If you don't want this task, ask [Boss] to replace you. Don't just volunteer to stop without consulting her.
I got no response after that from Coworker or Boss, but I'm happy. If she wants to play the ignorant card, she'd better make damn sure I don't have evidence (the Friday email) saying otherwise. However, I think the stupid card is still available.
So I got to call her on her...*ahem* unprofessionalism and CC it to the boss. Wheee!
I know...I'm being petty. But I hate idiots, and Bitch gets on my nerves in the worst way. The more evidence management can get to boot her off the payroll, the better.