I have a dilemma. I love my job and I love the people I work with, however, I wish that there was something I could do about Kaylee who is not as happy as I am. The conflict that I spoke of in my post, The Start of a Workplace Friendship seems to be gaining moment each day. I am very certain one of the girls we work with does not like either of us, but mainly her hatred is directed towards Kaylee.
Last week, Kaylee came up to me:
“Hey, was the door locked when you got here?” she asked quizzically.
I look at her skeptically because when I arrived just ten minutes before her it was unlocked. “No.”
“The door was locked so I had to walk all the way around to the front to get in.”
“That’s weird!” I stated.
“I think it was her,” she whispered. “As I was pulling into the parking lot, I saw her outside. I think she saw it was me and pulled the door closed so I couldn’t get in.”
“No, it can’t be,” I laughed.
I tried to distract her by swapping our given workload. She is more confident in one area and I am confident in both. This made her feel better, but I could tell this situation was still bothering her.
Today, the girl came up to her and whispered something to her before sauntering off. She smirked as she walked off and Kaylee walked my way rolling her eyes.
“What did she say?” I asked.
“She said my shorts were too short and that she was just telling me to help me, not hurt me. Yeah right.” Kaylee scoffed.
I looked down at her shorts, but honestly, they looked fine. “They aren’t that short.”
“It’s because I have big thighs! I’ve seen her wear shorts just like mine, plus I talked to our boss and she said they were fine.”
“You should have just told her that you talked to the boss and she said it was okay.”
“It doesn’t matter,” she sighed.
I’ve really grown concerned for Kaylee. It’s not fair that she is being treated this way. I want to say something, but it ‘s not really my place. I feel if I say something to the girl or even to our boss then I will stepping on toes. I just believe that people shouldn’t fear the environment they are working in. It should be welcoming, especially when you are new.