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  • There's a woman at work (who shall remain nameless). I don't know her very well, but for whatever reason she's taken a dislike to me.

    She calls me 'that girl'. She calls me 'she', even when I'm standing right next to her. She never refers to me by my name, even though she knows it. She also cuts me off when I'm speaking or if I insert myself into a conversation.

    Like today. I heard it was someone's birthday. I wanted to wish them a happy birthday and tell them we shared a birthday, but when I asked if it was indeed this person's birthday this woman told me no and that it was another co-workers birthday today.

    That wasn't true.

    The only person whose birthday was today was me. I had told most everyone at work it was my birthday in the weeks leading up to it and in the last few days. Yet, not one person wished me happy birthday. Not a single one until I prompted someone who didn't know it was my birthday, which then led to everyone asking me why I hadn't said anything.

    What do you do when you've told everyone it's your birthday and everyone forgets?

    Personally, I chalked it up to their being too much going on and not being important enough in my co-workers lives that they would remember...

    I guess that's what happens when you're 'kind of' new.

    In saying all this, I still love my job. I still love my co-workers. And I'm still doing my best to remain open and loving to that woman who only refers to me in third person.


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