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Vizion 03-01-2010 11:13 PM

How do you handle "ribbing"?
 
Just have something on my mind. I'm kind of a joker at work, like to have fun and make people smile. I rib people from time to time, but I never make them feel bad about themselves in doing so (least I don't think i do). I had a situation recently when three co-workers were making "cracks" about me right in front of my desk, and I didn't know how to respond because I was angry so I kept it inside which just made me angrier the more I stewed over it. I think they could even sense it a bit because they lowered their tone, but I was still upset because one of them (someone who is practically family to me) announced to the others that "everyone makes fun of him" :punch:

I would like to think I'm being paranoid is all, but one of the co-workers and I really just don't get along. We have sort of in the past, but not for long. There is some tension whenever she is around.

Anyone been through something like this???
How do you diffuse, dissuade something like this? It is really bothering me.

Mac 03-01-2010 11:22 PM

I deal it out A TON!! But you gotta be ready to get it back . But there are some lines that can be crossed , and i will say i wont take it from just anyone . Just like i wont go into a group of guys i dont know and start crackin jokes on one of em , thats a good way to get a dentist appointment , But if i know them then its no holds barred.

And the same way if you turn it around . if we are buddies then by all means if i look to long at a fat girl , give me a hard time , then whenever we get to the job , be sure and tell the guys im working with that i was checkin out a biggun LOL . But if its someone that i