Colleague lying constantly

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Pebbles1989 Sun 10-Dec-17 19:05:47

I have a colleague who lies constantly above the work she has or hasn’t done, basically to cover up how lazy she is. She is so compulsive that I have proof of many of her lies and have even got her to lie in front of our boss several times! One example would be saying a document had been filed weeks ago when it had not.

It’s starting to really get to me as management are not acting fast enough and my own work is starting to be affected, as I don’t know what the truth is on anything. The worst part is that my colleague has never admitted to any of these lies, even when she is completely backed into a corner, and hangs on to them to the grim death. I don’t manage this person so feel I can only push her so far.

What on earth can I do in such a situation? Apart from keeping records, which I’m already doing.

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Pebbles1989 Sun 10-Dec-17 19:06:32

Sorry, typo in first line: above should read about.

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RaindropsAndSparkles Sun 10-Dec-17 19:08:50

Keep records. How do you know what management are or aren't doing?

Pebbles1989 Sun 10-Dec-17 19:13:37

I was informed that disciplinary procedures were starting.

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RaindropsAndSparkles Sun 10-Dec-17 19:20:31

Well you shouldn't have been. That's a massive breach of confidence. Unprofessional and unacceptable.

retirednow Sun 10-Dec-17 19:58:20

No, you shouldn't have been told about any disciplinary being taken against her, that is very unprofessional. In what way are her lies affecting your work? it is frustrating when someone lies to cover their ass but it sounds like management are onto it.

Pebbles1989 Sun 10-Dec-17 20:06:46

Well actually, the person herself told me, so it’s not a breach of anything. She seems to be under the incorrect assumption that I’m on her side.

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Pebbles1989 Sun 10-Dec-17 20:07:21

It’s affecting my work because I have projects that are being delayed because of things that this person said she had done which in fact she hasn’t.

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retirednow Sun 10-Dec-17 20:54:22

Will they find a replacement for her if she leaves or will the work just pile up even more.

Pebbles1989 Sat 16-Dec-17 22:01:58

She will be replaced if she leaves, but it might take some time. I’m stressed just thinking about the amount of work that might fall to me during that time!

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Rubyritz Sun 17-Dec-17 10:53:43

Why does she think your on her side? Do you pretend to be? hmm

retirednow Sun 17-Dec-17 12:12:54

I would just leave management to sort this a out now, you could tell your manager that you feel work is not getting done and you don't want to take on extra work.

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