I worked for many years in an office environment and would have enjoyed
the experience if it was not for a number of over bearing and annoying
colleagues. These people seemed to spend the whole day bitching and
gossiping about other people which can make life at work very stressful
After leaving school I was excited that I was now entering
into the adult world. I was more than happy to leave behind me the
childish ways of school life where people are constantly taking the
mickey out of each other, which is apparently supposed to be fun and
basically act like fools. This was certainly not what I saw as
I eventually obtained a position working for an insurance company where I
would have to carry out basic office duties. I was slightly
apprehensive as it was all new to me of course but what I found when I
started to work their came as quite a shock. Some of these so called
adults were also acting like they were still at school.
The males in the office were always at each others throats, throwing
insults which I have to add were mainly in jest, and basically acting
like they were fourteen years of age.
The women though were so annoying it was untrue. Of course it was not
all of the women but just a handful of them. This however was enough to
make it an uncomfortable place to work. These women were always ready to
spread gossip about other people and were so two faced it was
As an example, I will tell you a story which I am now able to laugh
about, but which at the time was quite hard to handle. I went out for a
few drinks one night and in the bar, there was a woman who worked in the
same office that I did. She was what I called, one of the bitches!
I went over and started talking to her. I had had a number of drinks and
felt quite sociable. She had a friend with her who I have to say was
very attractive and I also started to make small talk with her. I
started to get on really well with this friend and thought that I had
After buying them both a drink I went to the toilet. Whilst I was in the
toilets my friends warned this friend of my colleague not to get too
close to me because I was gay (which I am not). They were just trying to
ruin it for me, nice hey!
I came back to the group and both of these women had left to go
somewhere else. I was most frustrated but was unaware of what had been
I went back to work the next day and people acted differently towards
me. I later found out from a good friend that this colleague had told
everyone that I was gay.
I have no problem with people who are gay and this incident showed me what it must be like for them at times.
I went up and told this woman exactly what I thought of her and warned
her never to spread any rumours about me again, as it would be the last
rumour she would ever spread, if she did etc.
The next few days were quite unpleasant as people were treating me like
some kind of leper. I did not try to convince them that I was straight
as it should not be an issue in the first place.
After this I went to work with the sole intention of doing my job, I do not need these type of people in my life.
If you work with people like I have described above, I feel sorry for
you. Try hard to not let them ruin your day at work as if they do, then
they will have won.