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to not want my colleague to get this job?

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whatwhatinthewhatnow Wed 02-Apr-14 22:48:46

She spends all day at work on the internet, takes extended lunches, comes in late and her assistant has basically been doing all of her work for the last month. She has applied for a job which I think is greatly above her skill set but she does have the gift of the gab and may well be able to blag her way in.

Listening to her today you would think she basically invented the wheel. She's single handedly responsible for x,y & z, she 'deserves' this new job, etc etc, while her PA sits there actually doing the hard work!

She has been so lucky in her current position, they are really flexible and she's just taken the piss for so long that its accepted. There is a lack of management supervision so its been allowed to slide. AIBU and being a bit of a bitch to think that actually she doesn't deserve it at all? I feel my karma is taking a good bashing by thinking this, but if she was successful her new employer would be very underwhelmed.

EverythingsDozy Wed 02-Apr-14 22:50:31

If she blags her way in and doesn't fulfil requirements then karma will bite her in the arse.
Nobody is going to put up with someone who actually can't do the job, surely?

whatwhatinthewhatnow Wed 02-Apr-14 22:51:45

Well part of me wants her to get it so she can get a rude awakening. But that is definitely bad karma on my part!

EverythingsDozy Wed 02-Apr-14 22:53:57

It's fine! If karma came round to everybody who thought it would come to someone else we would all be in the shit! (If that makes sense!!)

mrkiplingismypimp Wed 02-Apr-14 23:06:23

YANBU. Fed up of seeing people blag their way into jobs that other people have better skills for, but who have less skill at interviewing.

FloozeyLoozey Wed 02-Apr-14 23:31:24

You should have applied for the job op, you sound bitter. To progress you do have to put yourself out there and sing your own praises- no one else will do it for you! At least she has the ambition to try!

Comeatmefam Thu 03-Apr-14 07:18:41

I hear what you're saying - some people are unbearable and all style over substance. BUT the older the get the more I value confidence, self belief and strong personalities in the workplace. I'm a company director and I've no time for self effacing people who put themselves down, keep their heads down for fear of being counted, or have a 'can't do' attitude. So bosses might value this person for these reasons, being aware of some of her shortcomings (depends on your industry though as to what attributes are most important).

deakymom Thu 03-Apr-14 07:45:50

send a letter totally recommending her for the job and recommend the assistant for her post because she has been doing such a good job these last few months? grin

wowfudge Thu 03-Apr-14 07:49:52

Maybe she's bored in her current role? The new job could be the making of her. Annoying though it may be, it's not really your business, unless she impacts on you. And if she has then you should have done something about it and spoken up for yourself and the organisation. If she gets the job and it is beyond her, then that's karma.

TopsyTail Thu 03-Apr-14 08:02:18

Well, if she's as bad as you say OP she won't last long!

I'm surprised that people thing it's so easy to blag through interviews though, especially for what sounds like a senior position. The last (first) interview I had was 3hrs case study presentation and then 2hr of competency based questions. It would be hard to blag through that. Interview processes seem to be a lot more stringent than they used to be and I imagine she'll have a probation period.

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