First of all, I'm on maternity leave, so work shouldn't be an issue, right? Wrong. I posted several weeks ago about 1 co-worker hounding me for every freaking thing that she doesn't like about the way I left things. For the record, I tried to wrap up every loose end, but there will inevitably be things you miss if you're going out for 3 mos...
Okay, enough said on that. I've dealt with her emails by ignoring them. Easy way to make sure I'm not stressed out, and sends the msg. to her that I'm not playing her game, right? Well...now it seems she's taken the trouble to try to sabotage me. Losing things left and right, telling my boss I never did *such and such*, delaying paperwork that I do and send in from home to try to help out...really making me look bad in every way possible.
She's the only other person in the office besides my boss. Which means not only that my boss is relying on her, but is believing what she says because I'm not there to defend myself.
To make a long story shorter, I'm absolutely dreading going back to work. I mean, having nightmares about it. To the point where I can't relax and enjoy this time off waiting for the baby to make an appearance. To the point that I want to get a job in the mall rather than face her again.
I can't fire her or make her leave, and she has a very in-your-face attitude, so usually I want to cry about 4 hours into the normal working day anyway. I'm going back PT in June, b/c dh and I have decided that we can swing it. But now I don't want to go back at all. Any suggestions?
I work for a University, and they could transfer me to another department if I asked. But I would have to show proof of harassment, which is hard to do. I also happen to like my boss, and the office is extremely pleasant and easy to work in when my co-worker isn't there.
If you've made it this far, thank you. Please give me some insight. I'm not the kind of person who can say "screw you" and continue to work with her. I don't look forward to living my life with knots in my stomach, either.