I work in marketing, and our department had a team meeting where I briefly mentioned a recommendation I was proposing for an upcoming pitch. My colleague disagreed and suggested another approach – I totally receptive to her opinion, but didn't feel like going into the lengthy explanation on why I made the recommendation I did, so thanked her for her perspective and just dropped the conversation given it was a quick impromptu meeting. It was a totally benign, un-heated discussion…or so I thought at the time. The next day, she tweeted and posted a link on LinkedIn to her personal blog, where she had written a detailed and scathing account of the meeting, with snarky commentary implying that I was stupid and unqualified for my job! Although I wasn’t named in her post, it was clear to anyone reading that she was writing about a colleague and clear to anyone that was in that meeting that she was talking about me - I have no idea how many people have read it yet, and am equal parts furious and humiliated! What should I do? Confront her? Go to HR? Have another colleague who saw it report it on my behalf? I don’t want to be a tattletale, but part of me feels like she should be called out for it!
How can our reader deal with her co-worker? Let her know in the comments!
Send all of you questions to Advice@xoJane.com right now!