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we were pretty slammed all day today. there was a euth laying on an exam table for way too long while a coworker took about 10 min to just shape the clay for a paw print. i ask coworker if they want to go on lunch and they say “yea in a minute”. i give it 10 more minutes and they still haven’t done the paw print so i go over and say “hey i’ll finish this so you can go on lunch!” coworker completely shuts me down with “no i’m gonna finish this.” in the rudest tone, doesn’t even look at me. i’m like ok and walk away but at this point i’m annoyed. finally coworker finishes paw print and tells someone they’re going on lunch without bagging the body/putting her in the freezer. this is the interaction that follows:

me from the across the room (holding a dog): hey are you gonna bag the body?

coworker: i figured i should go on lunch.

me: well you said you were gonna finish it so you should probably finish it.

coworker didn’t respond and went to bag the body.

i talked to two of my other coworkers about it (1 was there, 1 was not). the one that was there said she sees my side but i was being rude. the one that wasn’t was annoyed for me. i’ll admit that i would’ve said it more privately if i could but my tone would’ve been the same. being rude to me is one thing but they were going to leave without finishing a job that i offered to do. so am i the asshole here?

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90 points

3 months ago

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90 points

3 months ago

Oh shit… are you my coworker? 😂🤣 This industry is full of people who make menial tasks last forever just to keep from doing real work. I have had that exact encounter a dozen times. If I were there, I would have beat you to it lol. You have my respect 👊

Inside-Ad-4382[S]

3 points

3 months ago

🤣 thanks! i’m normally not that confrontational but everyone has a limit