ANSWERS: 28
  • I would say nothing. Let her hang herself with her own words. Simply ignore her as if she were a stick, pebble or brick. Happy Sunday! :)
  • You are the only one who can tell yourself you're useless. Other people's opinions are not important. Tell yourself you're useful and good and don't rise to this stroppy ill-mannered person. She's just sounding off and must feel comfortable enough with you to dare to do that. You know the saying, 'Familiarity breeds contempt'? Try giving hewr a cold for a while.
  • The truth will out eventually. She may feel inadequate herself and using transference to make herself feel more important. Just keep doing your job in the most efficient way you can. After all, it doesn't matter what she thinks, it's what your boss thinks.
  • Tell her not to get so cocky! - and to remember who trained her!
  • Tell her everything you've done for her. if she keeps on doing it, just dont take no shit off her. Put her in her place.
  • If she does say it again, i would get serious and say "Don't call me useless." If she says "I was only joking" or something say "I don't care, I don't appreciate that kind of attitude. Maybe your friends outside of work find it amusing, but I take my job seriously. I wouldn't call you useless, I've only treated you with respect so show me the same." Equality is very important in the workplace, and nobody has the right to act like they are better than others.
  • Tell her that you think that kind of remark is unprofessional and inappropriate in the workplace. If she persists, become a broken record and just keep repeating it. After 3 or 4 repeats, just walk away. Other folks in your workplace know you for what you really are, so don't let her opinion change your self-image.
  • Buy her a new pair of shoes. Looks like she has outgrown hers by 3 sizes. The only other way is to stuff her feet into her old shoes. If I were you I might consider the second option more suitable under the circumstances.
  • Remind her loudly - so everyone can hear - that you trained her and that you will not tolerate insults from her. If she is your junior in the pecking order then remind her of this too. Put her firmly in her place. If you do it right - you only need to do it once.
  • I'd probably ignore her.
  • walk away she'll either sink or swim on her own
  • Holy Moses.... you are working on Sunday morning. Does she say this cause you are on the Internet now? In any regard, she should keep her snide comments to herself as she does not sign your paycheck. I think you are cool, you come up with some of the best questions on AB so you are not "useless".
  • Well thats one less Christmas card you have to write. Ive been at my job for 24 years and Ive made a lot of friends but there is always people that are not going to like you. Go to human resorses if you have to.
  • If you don't mind getting into a tussle you might ask her why she says that-then just wait on an answer?
  • You could ask "Exactly when did you start having these delusions? It sounds serious."
  • I'd talk to her, see if she was having a bad day or something. Sometimes people take their outside life and bring it into work...bad moods, etc. If she persists at this, i'd take it up with either your boss or your HR. No one should have to deal with that type of verbal harrasment at work - and it IS harrassment. If you're a good worker - one that the bosses trust to train the newbies, there's no reason for that type of unprofessionalism.
  • Tell: Is this an indirect invitation to help you as I did when the first day you came here.
  • Spit on her car.
  • wow thats rude. I would be upset and think of something to say to her. dont let her know you are hurt, thats probably what she wants. say something that would make her look like an idiot, somethng sarcatsic yet calm, so she realizes u dont care what she says but also make her feel dumb for saying stupid things.
  • Wow, next time tell her I'll have my dog train you then.
  • ignore her and never trust her. she has problems
  • also, she sounds jealous. kill her with kindness
  • she has no right to speak to you in that fashion, that is harassment and you can file charges against her.
  • Say 'Takes one to know one,' and forget about it. People like that don't deserve your time or thoughts.
  • just ignore her she's just jealouse of you
  • I recently had a similar issue, I no longer work there and I feel much better... is a very extreme answer to the problem however sometimes you just have to realise life is too short and there are more important things in life than putting up with other peoples bad attitudes. I was in the wrong industry though, it was just the push I needed...
  • Say to her, "Well, I was the one who trained you, so now you're useless too!" :o) Just kidding! If it happens again, or if what she said bothers you too much to just ignore, then you should speak to someone in human resources or your supervisor/boss. Try not to let her words hurt you. You know what she said is not the truth. However, this doesn't mean she is allowed to speak to you that way.
  • look her straight in the eye and loudly say, "excuse me?" say it loud enough so she will be aware that everyone else in the office will hear. she will think twice about repeating it, i'd hope, if she had any manners left, that is.

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