I used to work with her back in 2002 (we were both junior analysts). We were in the same department, but had completely different responsibilities. She came in from the customer call support center and really had minimal PC skills....she often asked for help with Excel spreadsheets, and I was cool with helping the dummy out. Now, this girl may have had minimal computer skills, but she did have a silver tongue. She could talk her way out of any sticky situation.
I found out that she was also quick to lay the blame on me for mistakes that she made on her reports. Apparently, If I helped her locate data sources for any analysis she was working on, then she & I BOTH worked on the assignment....she had no problem with throwing my name out as a co-f*ckup....but what she found out is homo don't play that...our working friendship quickly changed the first time I cut her off mid-speech during a staff meeting:
Her: "I don't know why the numbers on this report don't match what's on the general ledger, Chris & I worked on this together and..."
Me: "Hold up....I did NOT work on this with you....I only showed you where the data was stored on the network....this report is all on you".We worked together in that department for about 2 years, and in the early part of that time period, you could just smell the hatred we had for each other...but things improved over time & we actually got along towards the end of the 2nd year...
We both transferred out of that department and haven't seen or spoken to each other since 2004.....that is, until this past July....she was attending a meeting here at the Corp offices, and we ran into each other in the cafeteria. We chatted for a bit & basically lied through our teeth: "it's great to see you".... "if I knew you worked in this office, I would have set up a lunch date" ....blah, blah, blah...Yeah, we're both BS'ers...
So now, I'm still considering applying for this job, despite knowing what her character is (was?) like....I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt here & assuming that she's had time to grow up...but I dunno...I just can't get my arse off the fence yet...something's holding me back from hitting the "submit" button...homo intuition?
The truth of the matter is this: I'm so desperate to get the hell out of my current position that I'm starting to go against my better judgement...[sigh...]
What say You, Peanut Gallery?