Okay, you all are the only people I can talk to about this, well, or about anything, actually. Anyway, I need some advice.
Coworker, has major issues and doesn't hesitate to use "illnesses" card at work to avoid having to actually DO work. Her space looks like a living room and she rearranges the grandkids pictures at least 3 times a week. She, like all the other members of my unit, is "grandfathered" in.
What I mean is that they have all been there, evolving, feeding off each other's personal lives and rejecting any kind of change for about 12 years (Coworker and a couple others have been there only 7-8 years). They always say, "That's the way we've always done it." I am the ONLY person who has a degree, but I am the butthole of the dog. No one likes that I have a degree and they never hesitate to let me know it. Here's what happened:
Coworker has emotional/mental issues. She is very much OCD/OCP and does nothing to control it. If she percieves a task at point B and she is at point A, she will plow over babies and step on dogs to get to point B to complete her task, and then say, "Well, you all know me, I wouldn't hurt anybody."
She is going out into the community, and blabbing agency business, she has recently called a local business and encouraged an employee to gossip about her manager and then Coworker went and told at least 3 other people (I over heard), that the store is in trouble. That is so unethical! OMG! Then, Coworker went to a meeting that I couldn't attend because of appointments, and proceded to blab stuf there that she shouldn't have blabbed, and then told them not to send us any information about a certain group of people any more. She included me in her delusion. I had to email them and eat crow and humble pie and let them know that we still do indeed need that information. Thank you.
So my question is wrapped up in this:
I couldn't take it all anymore, so I went to my supervisor and talked with her. I have been encouraged many times to "come talk about issues...". Previously, for this particular issue, I have talked to Coworker, then to Lead, then to Coworker, then to Lead, then to Coworker, then I talked to Supervisor. The result of ALL that was to have a mtg today so i could confront Coworker - again. They said she had also had issues with me, but she never brought them up, she just kept saying, "Well, I wouldn't hurt anyone..." Then they ended the meeting by saying, "come to us when you have problems."
I thot that's what I was doing. What do they mean by saying for us to come to them? When I come to them, they just have a meeting and expect me to confront Coworker - which I do to a point - and then... nothing. They always tell me I'm just not feeling well, or that Coworker has some personal stuff going on. (that's the biggy). So. What am I doing wrong? I thot I went there to work, not sift thru everyone's personal shit. I can't work when I have to carry that burden, too. What should I do?
ps. I'm already looking for another job, but I have to find a way to make this work for now.