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    How to deal with a suck-up?

    Posted by: goldfish05
    Date: 1/13/2005 7:39:01 PM

    I've been at my job a year and a co-worker has been there 7 months. A better position will be coming up in the company in a few months. Both of us want it. This co-worker seems to think she's going to get it. She is constantly sucking up to the boss, yet badmouths her in the office. My co-worker doesn't do her work, she spends alot of time playing on her email and talking on the phone, yet my boss seems oblivious. I'm real worried she has the boss fooled, yet I'm no snitch. Help!!

    Reply from: bonedude
    Date: 1/25/2005 9:38:00 PM
    Reply: how bad do you want that position?you have seniority going for you so far. is it really worth it?

    Reply from: goldfish05
    Date: 1/29/2005 10:39:00 PM
    Reply: Yes, I have seniority going for me. I'm 90% sure, I'll get the position and yep, it's worth it. Just some days it gets to me. I'll never tell on her, but I'll be mad as heck if she WOULD get it!

    Reply from: joen
    Date: 2/20/2005 7:30:00 AM
    Reply: Send an anonymous note to your Boss. It must be in a kind of a 3rd party complaint on this staff that no one suspects you.It is Truth and Strategy at work. It may or may not help but sure would help to keep your Boss's eyes open. It has worked for me a number of times. The sad truth is that relationship is taking precedence over competence in some work environment. Many Bosses enjoy people sucking up to them.

    Reply from: jassm
    Date: 5/17/2006 1:44:00 PM
    Reply: I too have this problem. I'm still worried what to do. I think a new career for me would be right at this time, but it's hard to get started. For you, just hang in there & see what happens, good luck.....

    Reply from: 40something
    Date: 10/16/2006 1:19:00 AM
    Reply: Keep your good work ethic and morals. Seems like alot of people have them. As for the stuff with the computers I understand. The slackers will be found out sooner or later, hopefully sooner in your case.

    Reply from: Juggalette92
    Date: 7/25/2007 10:22:00 AM
    Reply: 40something is right.The boss will eventually discover that she isn't 'qualified' enough for the position and that she was only sucking up. It is then that the boss will usually look for someone else, more responsible and suitable for the job. Just keep doing your best and I wish you luck!

    Reply from: simonsp
    Date: 11/20/2008 5:36:00 PM
    Reply: Good employers and managers should be able to see the wood through the trees so to speak. Be yourself, keep your morals and integrity, and if your boss has similar views then you will win through. Alternatively if you dont, either your boss hasn't his/her eyes open - see this as his loss - not yours, and think of it as wrong person working for blind manager. The promotion that occurs when you work for the right person makes it more worth while. Best regards

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