Having problems with a difficult co-worker? It can be frustrating when you feel like this person is acting inappropriately, isn't doing his or her job, or is simply acting like a roadblock between you and success within the company.
You might be tempted to go around this person and take the issue to a higher up. However, this might not be in your best interest.
If you're a football fan, you're probably very familiar with the Antonio Brown situation.
The Pro-Bowl wide receiver became a locker room problem for the Pittsburgh Steelers and was traded to the Oakland Raiders in the off-season. However, Brown never played a game for Oakland and, through a series of bizarre events, essentially forced his release from the team and joined the New England Patriots for the 2019 season.
If you're still reading this, you must be wondering, what does this have to do with workplace culture?
In this week's edition of Well, This Happened, the series that lets you become a career coach, we addressed Becky's serious and awkward workplace situation.
Becky wrote that she and her co-worker were complaining about a co-worker and client via an email chain. At one point in the conversation, Becky's co-worker accidentally tagged an email list that then sent out her response and the whole email conversation to the ENTIRE company. She's not sure how she can recover from this or what to do next.
In this week's edition of Well, This Happened, the series that lets you become a career coach, we tackle a workplace dilemma from Becky. Do you think you know how to answer this AWKWARD situation? Let's find out.