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Mobbed in Indiana
I have two co-workers who are like night and day. The are both older than I am. I really like working with them but the emotional strain is becoming difficult. On one hand they go out of their way to be nice to me. The threw me a wonderful birthday party weeks after my original birthday. (It was late because I was trying to conceal it and I thought once I got past the date, I would be fine.) They put together a fabulous survival kit for a trip my family took to see my mother in law and other various family members in my husbands family.
They sound great don't they. Like any office co-workers anyone would love to have. However, their is a very dark and evil side. The same people who were responsible for the above are also responsible for stealing TO DO lists from my desk. They mock my organized ways. I am ridiculed almost daily.
These two have also stolen stickers that we use at my work. They even got into my desk and took my secret stash that I had pre-torn for myself to use. Now I am such a nice person that I tore my coworkers a stack too, so that they may benefit from my organized ways. Nevertheless, I was able to overcome this thievery by utilizing my secret, secret stash of stickers. They continue to mock me and leave ransom notes in my mailbox. The ransom notes state that I am not able to speak to my bosses about this.
These kind of mind games have taken a toll on me. The emotional rollercoaster is too much to bear. They scare me and I am afraid what may come next if they are not stopped. This weekend, I have purchased candy for them as a peace offering. I have been told that often the abusee in a relationship will buy gifts as a way to smooth things over even when they are not at fault.
Please offer any tips or suggestions. It would be greatly appreciative. (If I had their pictures, I would post it with this so that others may stay away from them and escape the emotional turmoil of trying to be their friends and work along side them.