Help With People Problems At Work
Crying office mate
Posted by: prfbones
Due to space-constraints, I must share my office with two other women. One of them appears to be emotionally unstable. She cries hysterically over the smallest thing. We have to work with the door shut so that the rest of the team doesn't hear her cry. Yesterday, she was trying to schedule a meeting with our government customer. He wasn't being accommoditating to her and she broke out into tears. Her whole body gets into it, she can't talk, she can't move, all she can do is cry. She begs me not to tell others, but we've all caught her crying in the bathroom, in her car, in the stairwell, and most importantly, in my office space. I can't conduct business on the phone any more because she'll bust out crying over some small item in an email ten or fifteen times a day.
It's driving me nuts and I'm scared all at the same time. We work in a secure area and she's in line to get a clearance, but she's so unstable. I'm really worried that something really bad is going to happen with her. It's stressing every other aspect of my life (and my other office-mate's as well). My manager asks us to be patient with her, that she needs extra care. But I'm really starting to wonder what will happen when something goes wrong in our program, and it's no longer something small. Will she break? What will happen if she does?
It also feels unfair of my manager to ask me and my other non-crying office mate to be burdoned with this stress. We can't do our work because we have to continuously tend to this hysterical individual.
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