Monday, September 29, 2008

Weirder still

So I think that the engineer has major boundary issues.  He has been texting me every couple of hours and emailing me at work.  I don't know what to do.  He is very persistent saying that he needs to explain to me why he is sorry and talk about what happened in person.  Normally, I would say no, but we work together and I don't want things to be weird.  

I told DJ what is going on and he is not very happy.  I can't say I blame him, but his wanting to call the guy does not help me.  I don't think that would help me keep the professional relationship with this guy working.  UGH!

I guess I need to go to lunch with this guy and try to hear him out.  Maybe he is a normal guy who was going through something that made him act crazy.  Keep your fingers crossed folks.  I don't see this ending well. 

1 comment:

Amber said...

IMO, the only way to handle people like this is to set clear boundaries yourself... even if it makes work weird.

My suggestion would be to NOT go to lunch, and instead send him a firm e-mail indicating that you insist that he let this go and you continue with your professional relationship, and that you do not want him texting or e-mailing you for non-business purposes.

He obviously has some issues, and in my experience, going to lunch and "hearing him out" will only make things worse.

This is exactly why I don't make friends at work, it's just too messy. I'm friendly, we have work-related lunches, but after hours, I have nothing to do with work-folk.

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