My annoying coworker is unfortunately my boss. We work in accounting, and I have learned from experience that:
1. no one likes the people in accounting- they are always the ones sitting by themselves at the Christmas party,
2. people who work in accounting are unequivocally high strung- sometimes justified, though because we are the only ones who see what money is coming in and going out.
I digress.....anal, nit-picky, and pretentious are just the tip of the iceburg when describing her. For example, I was on maternity leave from the end of April to the end of June. One of my main responsibilities is paying all incoming invoices, and while I was gone, she took over this duty for me. She is the Senior Accountant and trained me on accounts payable, so she is well aware of what the job entails. When I got back from ML, I started getting all these invoices in with late fees assessed for the previous month. After I voucher the invoice for payment, she then approves it before I cut the check. She questioned me as to why there were late fees, and told me to pull the previous month's invoice. She then berated me for not processing the payment in time, but I WAS ON MATERNITY LEAVE!! She went on for 10 minutes about how we just cannot sit on invoices like that....UM, I DIDN'T, YOU DID YOU BI**H!! She made so many mistakes while I was gone, and she loves to make me feel as though I have done something wrong. However, upon pointing out the dates and telling her I wasn't there, so I couldn't possibly have been the one to screw up, it turns into a lesson for me, like "In the future, we don't need to ......" so on and so forth. It is beyond her realm of comprehension that she could possibly have made a mistake.
Thanks for letting me vent. I need a beer (or 5)!