Okay, so about a year ago, my boyfriend broke up with his girlfriend. They didn't have a great relationship, and she treated him like dirt and cheated on him several times. She wasn't particularly upset that it was over, she was just surprised he didn't come running back after a week. However, she absolutely hates me. I met her once when she was dating him, and she refused to speak to me. I did not once flirt with her then boyfriend, I didn't even actually speak to him, she just - in her own words - 'disliked my face' because I was pretty in her opinion. She was nice as pie to the other friends in our group, but glared at me constantly. Outside of that, I don't know her.
Yesterday I heard back from my dream job, saying that they think I'm a perfect match and would love to have me on board! I was really excited, but then I found out that the ex has been working there for a few years. I didn't know this before I applied.
From what I know, she's not the type to openly start a fight, and based on the type of work and how few people they've been able to get as staff she won't be able to get me fired, but I'm still a bit concerned because from what I've seen she can be very manipulative and subtly spiteful. I know I'll be able to act professional with her, but is it bad of me to take the job? And how should I act? What do I do if she decides to make my life hell? Any advice would be great.
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Accidentally took a job with my boyfriend's ex watch
- Thread Starter
- 10-11-2015 14:24
- 10-11-2015 14:26
Don't take it for your own safety.
- 10-11-2015 14:27
Take the job and treat her as you would any other colleague. It's not worth giving up your dream job just because someone doesn't like you. Keep your head down, work hard, and act professionally. Not much else you can do - just treat her the way you'd want to be treated
- 10-11-2015 14:28
Be sure to make friends at your new job very, very quickly. After that it should be smooth sailing
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- TSR Support Team
- 10-11-2015 14:30
The fact she hates you tells you how jealous and insecure she really is, but don't turn down the job just because of her, and if she does cause trouble make sure you speak to someone about it.
- 10-11-2015 14:31
Take it - it's a job, not a chocolate. You fought for it and you need to actually benefit from your efforts. Don't let her dictate your future!
If she's acting all crazy and whatnot, start by talking to her and asking her to stop and, failing that, report her to the management.