derroax Posted April 10, 2017 Share Posted April 10, 2017 Hi guys - I have an issue with a colleague, Kassandra, who is more junior (though my age) - she is subtly undermining me. She is an admin person and some of the work I do involves her (so it's her responsibility) but she will either ignore, delay or create difficulties on the things I ask her to do. Kassandra has only been in the company for a couple of months, and I feel that this behaviour is influenced by her boss, Melissa, whom I've had some disagreements with, and I am aware that Melissa is actively trying to undermine me. I know that Melissa is the real problem, but I don't have any dealings with her, so I feel she is trying to influence Kassandra to be difficult on purpose and make me look bad. I believe I am generally supportive and nice and have extended this courtesy to Kassandra as well, but I'm really struggling with her response and feel like she's taking advantage of my goodwill. Sometimes the CEO will ask me to coordinate things that are her responsibility, and if she doesn't do them, then how can my CEO trust me to make things happen when he asks me? She is subtle in her behaviour which makes it difficult to confront it, as she could say "I misunderstood" or "I'm imagining it". I don't want to "pull rank" with her, but how do I make her stop taking my goodwill for granted and get her to do the things she's supposed to to? Link to comment
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