You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your colleagues (co-workers). …
Work is stressful enough on its own without office politics. Now and then (Sometimes), you may come across some difficult co-worker at some stage in your working life. The first thing you must know is that difficult people are everywhere. Maybe you are one of them. Or maybe, everyone is difficult during certain moments of their life. If you think you will need to work with someone that you think is difficult, these expert strategies may help you deal with them and keep your job!
If possible, limit interaction (talking or working with someone)
If you have come to the conclusion where you are often irritated (are often getting angry) by a coworker, limit your interaction with them as much as possible. Be friendly and polite, and manage your own behavior to ensure you don’t get pulled into gossiping (talking about other people’s behavior and lives by saying something untrue (false) or mean (bad; cruel)).
Start a conversation
It depends on the situation, but always, having a private, direct conversation can help. There are some things you won’t be able to change about the person, but if the irritation is related to the job and can be changed, you may want to address (talk about; discuss) it.
If nothing has changed, it’s probably time to address the issue with your boss. When the issue turns into one that affects your job, and that of your coworkers’, it is necessary to say something. Be professional (Show that you are very good at ….) and explain the situation, as well as how it affects your work every day.
Find a new job
Sometimes, difficult situations are gifts from god. This may be exactly the push you needed to get into the job search. As you start exploring (looking for) new options outside your office, this experience will help you understand the kind of work environment you do want to be in.
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