This is now my third installment in this story. Anyone not familiar with it can review "Why is everyone so afraid of her?" and "OK, now I really don't know what to do."
To sum up, extremely difficult "teammate" Connie has been treating team leader, Maggie with complete disrespect. Maggie just yesterday was announced to be the supervisor of our team, so Connie can no longer blow off Maggie without incurring serious penalties. Connie has bullied and bad-mouthed pretty much everyone on our team and made a complete yoohoo! Moderators! Ban me now! of herself because she wanted Maggie's job. I posted yesterday that the announcement was coming down, and Connie's reign of rotten behavior was about to come to a very sudden halt.
Maggie predicted that Connie would do one of two things. She'd fight it tooth and nail or she'd immediately start playing nice. Well, all day today, Connie has been sucking up to Maggie. Maggie says she's been chatty, pleasant, and responsive. I'm relieved for Maggie (for now, because I don't know how long it will last) that Connie is checking in her behavior and recognizing Maggie's new authority.
Now here's the interesting part.
Also announced yesterday was that I am no longer to be considered an admin. I am to be classified as a technical editor and assigned work accordingly. The General Manager made it abundantly clear that NOBODY is to perform editorial reviews but me. That message was also conveyed to Connie yesterday. Thank goodness I am on Maggie's good side because now Connie is angry about me claiming all of editorial work! It's only fair for me to have right of first refusal - I am the one who worked three years to bild my clientele. I am the one who slogged through all of the red tape and marketed my skills to generate the attention to quality control needed to sustain a full-time editorial position. I am the one with the experience and education to call myself qualified to edit documents. Connie only recently started trying to lure away some of my editorial work because she didn't want to be on the admin team either. She succeeded in convincing a few project managers to give her some editorial work, but now that has been taken away because of the GM's announcement.
Connie has responded with one-word answers to my emails today. I have already told Maggie that I am not going to play Connie's little game. I can see Connie trying to turn Maggie against me now (she tried it once before with a different teammate after I left smaller company) and I let Maggie know what my fear was, and now I'm going to drop it. This is going to be an interesting few weeks ahead.