So today at work, I got in trouble for the first time at my new job. I've worked at a storage facility for about 6 months, and everything has been fairly smooth so far. Unfortunatly, about three months ago my boss hired an older lady (50ish) to work here as well. I cannot STAND her. She, by virtue of being older, makes 50% more than me but has less responsibilities and does less. She also believes that because she is older, she is in charge.
She has this habit of sending emails pointing out painfully obvious things. Yesterday she emailed all the younger employees, "just a reminder, it’s going to be in the 30’s during the night this week so before leaving, please turn the faucets on a slow trickle. I came in this am and they weren’t on and luckily there were no issues. Before I leave today, they will be turned on." Not too bad right? Maybe, except for this exact warning is taped on the monitor of the computer. This has happened multiple times, and I kinda snapped last night. I sent a pretty mean spirited email, pointing out a few of the mistakes she has made in the past week in a fairly callous manner. She emailed me back this morning making up excuses, but I sent another rather harsh email back (worth noting that I didn't call her out as a person or swear at her, I just kinda pointed out some mistakes she been making. So she should not really exercise so much authority).
I guess it kinda took me by surprise that she forwarded the whole conversation our boss. The boss said we need to have a "serious chat" and she called me on my cell phone. She gave me a long lecture about how disappointed she was in me, and how I need to learn how to act in the business world. Of course she was right, but I still cannot stand what my co-worker is doing, and I'm having some trouble.
I feel pretty shitty. Should I be? First time really getting in trouble at a job.... I'm not sure how I should feel. Have you guys ever gotten in trouble at work like this? Does it happen frequently? I want to know...