I’m tired of the situation I’ve been in for the passed 11 months. Our department isn’t very big. There are 6 employees and a boss. One employee has been manipulative and lazy. This employee has been driving three other people crazy with the lack of responsibility they take on. They hold up production on a regular basis or do something that is not conducive to the task at hand. Recently, they have spent over 3 hours on the clock doing absolutely nothing. Everyone can see the favoritism from the boss, except the boss themselves. We, the employees have spoken with our boss about the problems we have with this employee and the response we get is, “I’ll have a conversation with them.” Things change for a day, a week if we are lucky and then everything goes back to the way it was. This person has showed coworkers so much disrespect it’s ridiculous. This person was caught on several occasions yelling at our boss and causing a ruckus that those in different offices heard the yelling. This environment is toxic, it’s uncomfortable and it’s mentally and emotionally exhausting. The best part is, we recently had a group meeting about leftover work and that there shouldn’t be any left at any time for any reason unless we legitimately are overwhelmed. This person was notorious for leaving it. Anyway, the conversation was serious enough that it finally sunk in. We went one weekend, no leftovers. The following weekend, there it was in all its glory. I lost my mind. I refused to do the leftover work. Flat out refused. I got in trouble. I got in trouble because I wanted to follow the rules. Then I was reprimanded for not following up with my boss and inquiring about the leftover work. There wasn’t a note or email explaining the situation or what had occurred, just a note in the employees handwriting saying that we need to complete the stack.
Anyway, I’ve been applying to anywhere at this point, trying desperately to get out. It doesn’t seem like it will happen for me. It’s currently my days off and I really don’t want to return. I don’t want to deal with anything that involves this situation. I don’t want to talk to my boss. I don’t want to talk to my coworkers. I’ve shut down. Am I in the wrong for feeling like this? Like I bring nothing to this organization?