There are a few new people starting in my department at work. They had to go to training out of state for 1.5 weeks and had to drive a company car. One of the people T lives around the corner from me and asked if I would drop her off at work so she didn’t have to leave her car sitting in the parking lot. I said of course.
T, C, R & MT were in training and talking and R asked T how she got to the office if she didn’t leave her car. T said Rachel dropped me off.
R was shocked – you get along with Rachel. T was like – yeah – she is great – really funny and sweet and will go out of her way to help you (I do sometimes) C agreed.
R again SHOCKED said Rachel – wears glasses – use to be a redhead- that Rachel – She is really mean and I am sorta scared of her
T C & MT were just staring at her. Couldn’t believe it. They were like – no you just got her on a bad day.
T was telling me this. Apparently I got annoyed at R one day because she highlighted med records with a red magic marker and made them impossible to read – actually she didn’t the person who had the file before her did, but seriously – if you need something and you can’t read it, common sense tells you to get a clean copy from the person who gave the other copy. I have no patience for stupidity or incompetence. At all So because I said something to her I am mean. And she is afraid of me. You have no idea how much I enjoy that idea. That cracks me up and I am so going to play off it.
Both T & C said – she’s not mean, she may seem like that but really – it’s NY attitude and she isn’t like that at all.
Ok – here’s the thing I am mean. No really I am. Ask anyone of my friends. I am mean but I am not a mean person. I say what I think and if you are stupid or do something that isn’t right – I will call you on it. If your work isn’t correct – I am gonna tell you, that way you do it correctly next time and know why it’s wrong. It’s constructive criticism, not being mean.
I can’t wait till I have to help her with stuff.