Perhaps, ‘hating the coworkers’ would be a better choice of words to describe the situation. As a part timer in the kitchen, my job consists of two parts: preparation and cleaning. I prepare frozen bread for the next day and clean the whole mess after everyone uses the kitchen. This one lady who is in charge of a multitude of stuff, usually stays until the end so I’m stuck cleaning stuff with her.
The first few days of work, she explained briefly about what I should be doing at work. I don’t only prepare frozen bread neatly on the tray, I also have to regularly check the fridge and restock items from the freezer if it’s running low, check the huge cooling machine to see if there are any bread that could be brought out, putting things in and out of the oven, and a fuckton of other stuff. Once this all is done, it’s usually time for my lunch break.
After lunch, I usually will be doing one or two more preparation routines before the lady tells me to enter the cleaning phase. This lady, though, never mentioned anything about the particular order of how to clean stuff, and she never explained thoroughly how one should be doing things. Today, she stopped my work and said that I’ve been doing things in the wrong order and that I’m not doing it properly. She also commented on how I’m not replenishing the stuff enough and how I still have a lot of bread inside the cooling machine not brought out and that should be done first. The whole time she was babbling my mind could only go ??? since she never mentioned anything about the order. Also, I have also been doing stuff as she demonstrated and instructed since day one. She suddenly complained that I didn’t do these small extra steps I should be doing (which I didn’t since I didn’t fucking know that I should). Another thing that just got me going huhhhhh?? was that she wanted me to keep an eye on the inventory and constantly replenish while I’m doing the cleaning. I am a single person, I can’t make stupid shadow clones to do all of that at once, lady.
She also said that she’s taught me everything I needed to know and that I should be able to think and take action on my own. She repeated that exact line three times already and I’m already sick of it. I think she kept saying that because she keeps catching me not working because I was literally thinking what I should be doing next. (And when I actually take action on my own she told me that that’s not the thing I should be doing at the moment and instructs me to do other stuff instead). I am so done with this hag.
I don’t actually know how the other coworkers are, but the other two ladies I know talks less and looks meaner but so far I have not gotten into trouble with them, yet. I really don’t want to work with this one lady that has been getting on my nerves but I’ve got to bear with it just a couple more months before I can finally quit.
Edit (12/11): Cried at work today because they kept adding my workload yet expecting me to do everything without any trouble. I guess I’m just overwhelmed with all this responsibility and having to deal with this particular coworker. I talked about it with my supervisor (the non-bitchy one) about it and she tried to shift my working times so I have less times together with the annoying lady. At this point it just seems like I’m constantly whining and I’m just weak to pressure and stress but I really can’t handle everything thrown to me at the moment. I need a break.
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