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I am sick of doing other coworkers work due to them procrastinating. I work in a three man department consisting of my supervisor, me, and a lady I share an office with. She has been procrastinating getting these monthly reports done. She use to have the excuse she didn't have all the data to do them. But now she has all the data. They have to be done in June because they have to be billed to medicaid in June. So yesterday she is sitting at her desk talking to her sister and then working on her luminary for the cancer walk this weekend. I ended up working on the reports, because the Psychiatrist is one of the people to sign off on them and he is only here on Tuesday. Tuesday is the 30th so I have to voucher them for that day so it is in June. If they don't get done the associate director will come down to our office to lecture us and I hate getting harassed.
 

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Speaking from a management's point of view, I would start documenting any extra duties you are doing and also document what she is doing while you are doing the extra duties. Do this for a week or two and than take the documentation to your supervisor. Be sure to note the date and times.
 

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^^

Yup, and CC (or BCC if you don't want your co-worker to be aware) your supervisor and be like "here the data for the monthly report." Puts her on the spot.
 

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So I got the reports done this morning. She has the nerve to criticize how I did them. I just told her to correct them to her satisfaction. Then she got all snotty about what I said. She is going through the change of life right now. She is driving me crazy. I am glad it is Friday.
 

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Speaking from a management's point of view, I would start documenting any extra duties you are doing and also document what she is doing while you are doing the extra duties. Do this for a week or two and than take the documentation to your supervisor. Be sure to note the date and times.
My supervisor know what is going on. He doesn't want to rock the boat. He has always been like this. All they will say that I am lucky that I have a job. There are no other good jobs around here. Most are seasonal jobs, working in retail, working in a saw mill, or being a lumberjack.
 

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So your supervisor doesn't care that she's abusing company time by attending to personal matters?

Maybe the associate director does. I'm not trying to imply that you should try to get her in trouble, but you should note this fact to her.
 

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So your supervisor doesn't care that she's abusing company time by attending to personal matters?

Maybe the associate director does. I'm not trying to imply that you should try to get her in trouble, but you should note this fact to her.
The associate director probably doesn't care in this case because she was doing something for the cancer relay thing the agency sponsors. I just hate those women and that cancer relay. I don't mind raising money for a worthy charity, but they turn it into a full time job starting in May every year. They spend their time setting up bake sales, silent auctions, sending all the staff tons of emails regarding it during working hours. So they let their work pile up. Since I work in the same dept as my office mate that means I have to take up the slack. Sorry to say working with a building full of women in their 50's suck.
 

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Wow, and I thought working in an office full of 30-40 something women sucks. AND... I am a woman. I have never worked in an office with other people before - it's always just been me. But, in this - my new job - when I am working and they start talking about boyfriends, husbands, kids, and what they are and aren't doing and when they are doing it and how and where and they start going on and on (When we are supposed to be working)... it drives me nuts. And that's not even counting when they are talking about personal and physical issues. I really miss working in an office by myself. Then the supervisor comes in and yells at all of us because we aren't getting stuff done and I just wanna scream that I HAVE been working. I don't know how long I can stay at this job... they talk about each other behind each others back and are always trying to one up each other with the supervisor. I guess I just don't have experience with office politics. With me, I go to work, do my job, and want to go home - I mean I am friendly, but I don't agree with all the wasting time and over-sharing and stuff. I guess I am not normal when it comes to that - seemingly if the norm is what they are doing. Thanks for listening.

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And that's not even counting when they are talking about personal and physical issues.
The gal I share my office with is a hypochondriac. She always has numerous health problems that she has to talk with me about constantly. She is always going to doctors appointments. Also, I have to listen how she goes on how great her loser son is. He is just a lazy bum and she made him that way.

With me, I go to work, do my job, and want to go home - I mean I am friendly, but I don't agree with all the wasting time and over-sharing and stuff.
Tell me about it. I also just want to do my job and after 8 hours get out of there. I am friendly with people, but I just don't want to converse with them about everything all day.
 

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So, I am wondering if a sign outside my cubicle that reads - I'm not Deaf, But I Wish I Were, It's Too Hard to Ignore You - would be to obvious lol.
 

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So, I am wondering if a sign outside my cubicle that reads - I'm not Deaf, But I Wish I Were, It's Too Hard to Ignore You - would be to obvious lol.
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Finally my office mate got the stupid forms done. I am glad that is out of the way.
 

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Kool - today our Supervisor came in and told everyone that they had to stop talking, no more gossiping or talking about personal problems or talking over cubicle walls... that if we had something to say to each other to get off our butts and walk around the darned wall and speak in a quiet tone and that it better be work related if we were on the clock... that it was hard for us billers to concentrate with all the distractions.

I just wanted to get up and do the happy dance... I don't even care that they are irritated that they have to be quiet for us. I am just happy they have to shut up.... I know, that is mean, but it is real hard to process medical claims and stay focused and get it all right when you are having to listen to the most inane garbage anyone could ever even think to talk about.:clap:boogie
 

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So, I am wondering if a sign outside my cubicle that reads - I'm not Deaf, But I Wish I Were, It's Too Hard to Ignore You - would be to obvious lol.
Forgive me I don't have much to say on this subject but can I borrow this saying/quote? It's great! LOL!
 

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i hear you. i have a coworker that produces the same amount of work when im not there but when im there she only does about half the work. then there are coworkers that leave trash behind such as boxes, copied papers, etc. i used to pick up after them but now im just leaving things alone. i have on especially lazy coworker that i cant stand. she spends a lot of time on private calls and hardly does any work. i dont know how she gets away with it but she is a kiss *** so i guess thats the answer
 
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