Stealing a colleague’s work and trying to pass it off as your own is never acceptable. However, sometimes it seems it is easier to let it happen to avoid arguments in the workplace.
Life can sometimes be calmer when you let people think they are right. On the other hand, this acceptance can lead to later frustration. Sometimes, the easiest way to get rid of the frustration is to vent and share your drama with the world.
One of Alli’s tasks each month while working in the admin department was to pile up the sub-contractor’s bills and send them across to the owner.
Most months, this task was seamless and never experienced any disruptions. But one month during Alli’s time at the company, there was a big issue.
The Coworker Was Completely Clueless
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One month, Alli received a payment application that was “so wrong” that every single number was incorrect.
Instead of Alli being able to make a few edits to send back to the coworker that sent it to her, she had to redo the entire pay application to correct it.
Alli created this brand new pay application file to make her coworker’s life easier. Yet, the new sheet seemed to cause even more problems!
She Tried to Help
She decided to send the new sheet over and tell the coworker that, due to the many errors that were made on the old sheet, she made a new one for them to use.
All that the coworker needed to do with this new sheet was transfer it into a PDF document from the Excel document, sign it, and send it back to Alli for processing.
For some unknown reason, it took Alli’s coworker 3 weeks to complete this task, delaying the entire payment process.
Alli was calm and patient in the hope that she would receive the new file with a signature at the bottom.
The Files Didn’t Match
When the coworker finally decided to send back the document, Alli saw she had made a new sheet consisting of completely new numbers. Alli had “no idea where she got them from!”
None of these numbers matched the old sheet or the new sheet that Alli made, so it made no sense what the coworker was trying to achieve or where she even pulled the numbers from.
The Impossible Task
After the coworker sent this new and incorrect sheet, she said she was “done” with it, so Alli could complete the payment process.
But that wasn’t possible! The numbers didn’t match the order and couldn’t be fulfilled or finalized.
She Tried to Make Her Life Easier
Alli had to write back to her and send her a list of the edits she needed (instead of trying to make her life easy with a new file of the correct numbers).
She sent the edits and the file as a guide so that the coworker could finally understand that she was trying to help and correct the errors.
The coworker still didn’t understand the corrections and couldn’t acknowledge how to make the edits.
Instead, she decided to tell Alli that she thought the numbers she originally sent matched the new edits Alli made.
It seems the two weren’t understanding one another, and Alli’s corrections were making the coworker’s life more difficult, instead of easier.
It Continued for a While
This scenario went back and forth a few times, with the coworker saying the numbers matched and Alli resending the corrected file.
She Stole Her Work
The final hurdle was when the coworker decided to send Alli back the file she had corrected and stated it was the file she originally sent.
She tried to hide her faults and steal Alli’s work and make it her own!
She Decided Not to Argue
The coworker told Alli that she made it herself. Rather than argue with her, Alli said “Perfect, just sign it and send it back”.
But Alli is clearly still frustrated by this situation!
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