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Harassment At Job

I am currently working at a job for 11 months as a receptionist. The day girl who does the work is harassing me. It's not severe bullying but I don't like it. It started 3 weeks after I started the job. I am to be a fill in for her and the night receptionist when they are sick or need relief. One afternoon she called me and told me there wasn't much work, and could I come in early to relieve her. She said that the doctor knew she was leaving early.

I take an arranged ride with a public transportation system for disabled and had an early pickup so it was already in the works to get there early. Therefore, I said it was no problem. I got there and she wouldn't leave. So I said aren't you going to leave and she said "No, the doctor will check up on me." I have trouble speaking up so I don't think I told her I didn't like it.

After she left, I was mad and I realized she took advantage of me. I was indecisive as to how to put my hours in. I recorded them earlier. Than I called my Mom and a friend and asked for advice. They told me to tell the doctor what happened. I did it. But had the weekend to think it over and I just decided I didn't want to have to deal with the boss about it, because I felt like I was a ratter. So the doctor called about the hours to put into payroll and asked what happened, I told her I didn't want to talk about it. She said she believed me and gave me an extra half hour.

Early in day I called the office and the bully said she didn't say to come in or something such and she asked me what I told the doctor. I acted kind of wimpy and said maybe I did get mixed up, but I'm pretty sure I didn't. She can be annoying and I don't think I'll be doing her any favors. She clearly took advantage of me.

To add insult to injury, my so called friend, who is a retired teacher; when I told her I more or less backed down to the girl, reprimanded me and told me the doctor wasn't going to believe me. She then could see I was upset over the situation and put me down. I don't think she was truly a help. Thanks for reading this. I hope I don't sound too nitpicking of a conflict. I'm trying to enjoy myself as much as possible and not let the worker bother me because I know I'm pretty honest and a good worker.

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