For Cami: Can you get an iPod touch and record her when she starts in with following you around or doing the 'I'm better than you' thing? Let her plainly see that you're recording her. Even tell her you're going to do it, so she can't say you didn't warn her. She probably won't like it, so you could get rid of her that way. And if you don't get rid of her, then you'll have it on video that you've asked her to leave you alone and she's not (and that it's not work related). Bonus points if she utters one of her 'I'm better than you' things for the recorder. If she actually follows you, you'll have it on video that she's following you, and that's kind of stalker-ish. Then would your boss believe it if he saw the video?
Unfortunately, we are not allowed to record each other at work due to a host of confidentiality issues.
If she follows you around the building, couldn't you "accidentally" wind up by your boss's office every time she pulls this?
My boss is out of the office 90% of the time. When he's here, his office is within 10 feet of mine as it is, but he keeps his door closed.
Ugh. Even the ONE time he did hear it, it ended up working in her favor. We were having a staff meeting and although I loathe it, my boss makes us go around the table and talk about something good, momentous, etc in our personal lives. I really try and avoid saying anything personal largely due to this woman because she'll find some way to use it against me. Well, my assistant pipes up, "It's Cami's milestone birthday tomorrow and so make sure to stop by our area on that day because I'll have cake and punch for everyone!" So everyone congratulates me on my birthday, nice, nice, whatever.
Then in a lull in the conversation, OldKayla pipes up, "Wow! You're only X years old! I'm shocked. I thought you were way
Silence as everyone else sits there, mouth agape.
Me, in my iciest tone, "Excuse me?"
OldKayla: "Well, when I was X years old, I looked so much younger than YOU!"
My assistant: "You cannot have seriously just said that, OldKayla."
OldKayla: "Why? It's just an objective fact. I clearly have better genes."
Another coworker: "Well, that's interesting. Because I thought Cami was 15 years younger than her actual age."
Another coworker: "Me too."
OldKayla: "Well, it's not that Cami looks old or anything. I guess. In your opinions. Just not as young as I
did at that age. Like I said, better
genes are mine
." Then she does this pursed lip smirk that makes me want to slap her.
Boss: "I think you owe Cami an apology."
OldKayla: "Fine. I apologize, but I don't see why I have to apologize for having better genes. It's just the DNA roulette wheel, after all!"
Then she came back to me 5 times over the next two days to "explain" to me why what she said wasn't rude, just the truth.
So my boss thinks that I have an "issue" with OldKayla because -- and he does acknowledge this -- she insulted my appearance once.