I had a breakthrough today with Challenging Coworker. Challenging Coworker apologized for some brash comments and stated that I’m much better than the average person who holds position (which is a compliment akin to a marriage proposal, considering the source). (S)he also stated that (s)he does have a great deal of respect for me.
Ho. Lee. Crap.
Granted, given the chance this person would still get me fired in the blink of an eye.
But one particular comment stood out to me: Challenging Coworker says the branch is a markedly more positive place since I joined the team.
Sales this month are nothing to write home about, and we’re stressed by understaffing. But I’ve fought for this mini-win for nearly three months. You’d better believe I’m gonna celebrate it!