By Anonymous - 25/09/2014 12:18 - United States - Brooklyn

Today, we had a meeting at my job and we had to introduce new ideas to our boss. Earlier, I was talking to one of my close friends who also attended the meeting about my idea. As we start the meeting, she decides to steal my idea and take complete credit for it. My boss loves "her" idea. FML
I agree, your life sucks 41 363
You deserved it 6 833

Same thing different taste

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Hopefully she is now an ex friend. Cut her off, you don't need people like her in your life.


who deserves a nice swift kick to the ovaries

Confront her and make her feel really guilty about what she did. If she actually ever thought of you as a friend then maybe she will feel bad and fess up. If not, then you know not to trust her again.

I don't think making her feel bad would really do anything... If she was shitty enough to blatantly steal her close friend's idea... OP I think keeping your distance is the best idea. I might confront your boss about her stealing your idea if you are really upset about it. But then it's a "he said she said" deal and I don't know if you will really gain anything from that... Sorry OP.

#96 Speaking of which, I sure hope that "friend" doesn't reproduce.

LizetteBerenice 22

Just goes to show you, there are no friends in the workplace.

90- Idk what friends you have but REAL friends don't stab you at all.

81~ Real friends tell it straight to you (hense stab in the front) instead of going behind your back

Hopefully she is now an ex friend. Cut her off, you don't need people like her in your life.

If they are co workers he/she can't really cut them off they are stuck with each other till one of the them quits, or gets fired.

Like #76 said, they could accidentally die

tony1891 22

thats not right. time for revenge against "her"

Just make sure your revenge doesn't make you look bad at the office. You don't want to lower yourself to her level, but lowering yourself halfway to her level is fine. ;)

Revenge against "her?" Is emphasis on "her" for some reason? Like your revenge will be to make she a HE

salvorican 24

Remember, work friends are not your real friends.

They aren't? Oh no, my whole life is a lie! ...I think i'll go fake my death now.

My advice: Do it in a creative, artistic manner. Trust me on this.

NiceGuysDoWin 21

I don't necessarily agree with that. Some of my best friends are people I met through a job I had 10 years ago, even though none of us work at the same company anymore, we've all remained friends for a decade. There are real friends and 'fake friends' in every walk of life, regardless of where you meet them.

salvorican 24

There are just some things that can't be shared with a coworker no matter how close they are to you. You leave yourself open to be taken advantage of.

Start feeding her false ideas, and she will quickly learn to not steal credit.

Or she will tell their boss how horrible ideas OP have (the fake ones).

Or she can steal the coworkers boyfriend and say that it's "her" boyfriend

Let your boss know, if he asks around and finds out, that's an integrity issue on her part and she could be terminated; that is, if it really bothers you enough to get a backstabbing friend fired.

I would in a heartbeat. Betrayal is the worst.

That's such a bad idea. The boss could think the OP is the one lying, or, even if he believes the OP, that would make him think the OP is childish.

skittyskatbrat 19

Depends on how it is approached. Idea...point out that you worked hard to come up with a good idea that would advance the company, and that the idea was presented as their own by a coworker. That person is now being rewarded for something that they are unable to come up with on their own; it is not only theft from the company, but it discourages contribution from the capable employees in the future. Ask the boss how, in the future, you should claim your intellectual contribution when the credit is misallocated to someone less competent and ethical; by email, by phone, etc. If you mention this to another coworker, it's also entirely possible that THEY will mention to the boss that so-and-so is stealing credit for the accomplishments of others.

xivoricbutterfly 25

Im in a class for business and I literally just learned that you should never tell your ideas to anyone or they will take credit for it or try too

That's why even if you really want to share an idea, don't. You never know who you can trust... Sad but true. FYL OP.