There’s someone in another department who I had to talk to today because he made a huge mistake on a client-facing document. He’s the type of person who never wants to learn anything because he already thinks he knows the best way to do it, which is enough of a pain to handle (especially when he’s been here for 6 months and tries to argue with people who’ve been doing the job for years). But today when I addressed this new mistake, he got really defensive and said “The whole process is ridiculous. Why should I be the one who has to handle that job anyway?”

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Me: Because it’s literally part of your job description and responsibilities?

Him: It shouldn’t be! I spend 50% of my time on those, and it makes way more sense for (another department) to handle it.

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Good job convincing me that half your job is unnecessary, new guy!

Do you ever hear coworkers complain about things that just make you want to roll your eyes?