I started a new job and there is a lot of whispering and talking shit going on especially about me. I'm new so, half the time it's about what I can and can't do. Wtf did they expect? It's like it's mostly a thing that happens to me. Another girl came in today and they had no problem offering to train her and be nice to her. Anyways I just need thick skin because some customers are rude/angry and the catty bitches (girls and guys) are petty. The only thing is I don't want people to think I didn't hear them I want them to know so they'll know to keep their mouths shut and I want customers to know I won't take their shit.
Most Helpful Guy
That's a Prayer level 1 skill isn't it?
Most Helpful Girl
the best revenge is to ignore them completely, or better yet, be really nice to them and just keep being professional. u can't treat the workplace like a school playground. stuff is gonna happen that u dont like, but think skin is about going on despite that. 'not taking shit' and making a fuss is actually gonna make u weaker.
if u can establish that ur not gonna take shit, but ur also not gonna let people get to you, then that is developing thick skin.
for example, say they think ur terrible with a certain job. do it wonderfully, smile and say "hmm, looks like i can ____ after all!" :) quite cheerfully lol. it's amazing how some people hate seeing u happy. keep doing that and improve your work ethic to show that ur valuable to the company.1