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Dealing with Bosses and Coworkers/co-worker giving me the silent treatment


Grown Up wrote at 2008-04-23 16:44:15
I fail to understand why the person being given the silent treatment is always told to be the one to go out of their way to resolve the issue.

The silent treatment is a childish behavior based on someones inability to deal with the situation as an adult and if someone wants to be a baby, let them sit in their cube and be a baby. this is not your family or a personal friend and if work gets done so be it.

By you going first, all you are doing is giving control to a person who will then use it again anytime you tork them off.

Linda wrote at 2015-03-26 05:28:20
I agree that it is immature behavior to give a colleague the silent treatment. At best it demonstrates poor coping skills, at worst it constitutes bullying. It is wise to smile and say nothing.

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I have over 12 years of management experience and currently work as an Operations Manager. My specialty is problem solving with office staff with bosses and co-workers. I have been to several training seminars on how to manage people and provide a healthy work environment. My advice will help you understand the issues and help you work through them. I would enjoy the opportunity to share my experiences and knowledge.

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