There are few things that feel worse professionally than being snitched on at work – no matter how big of a deal it is.
Now, I’m not one to advocate getting any kind of revenge that will cause harm.
However, you can get one up on the person who snitched ethically and come out looking like a winner with the right tactics.
Here’s how to get revenge on a snitch at work the right way!
- How to Get Revenge on a Snitch at Work – Professionally
- How Do You Deal With a Snitch at Work?
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How to Get Revenge on a Snitch at Work – Professionally
I’m not here to judge you, someone may or may not have had good reason to snitch on you – and you may have done something you shouldn’t.
It doesn’t matter.
This post isn’t about what happened, and it’s not about getting revenge on the person who snitched in a way that’s going to harm them professionally, emotionally, or otherwise.
Because fighting fire with fire is not the right thing to do.
No one comes out of that looking good, and it’ll only lead to you both turning your workplace into a war zone and being miserable.
Instead, I’m going to explain how you can get a kind of revenue that cuts them a lot deeper, has a longer-lasting effect and leaves you looking like the bigger person!
Here’s what you need to do:
Put the Snitching Behind You
The best thing you can do for your mental health, professional future, and to make your time at work more enjoyable is to put the incident behind you.
This doesn’t mean forgetting about what happened, but it does mean not letting it consume you.
The sooner you can move on from the event, the better. Holding a grudge will only make you miserable, so let it go and move forward.
Tell Them You Understand Why They Snitched and It’s Ok
This one is key.
You need to go to the person who snitched on you and tell them that you understand why they did it and that it’s okay.
You don’t need to be best friends with them, but it is important to make peace with what happened.
This will diffuses the situation and any potential awkwardness between you two, and it’ll make it a lot easier to move on.
It’ll also show them that you’re the bigger person, which is an important victory.
Out-Perform Them in the Workplace
If there is any way the performance of the two of you is measured at work, it’s now your mission to outperform them.
Make it your goal to be the better employee, and make sure your boss and everyone else knows it.
This is a great way to get revenge because it’ll show them that they didn’t get the better of you – and it’ll make your boss question why they’re not putting their trust in you.
Things happen at work, but what really matters is how you’re performing. This is why it’s important to put this incident behind you, it’ll allow you to be your best.
Work on Becoming a Better Person
I’m not suggesting there is anything wrong with you, far from it. But let’s be honest, there is a lot we can all do to improve ourselves.
Use this opportunity to work on becoming a better person. A better employee, a better colleague, and a better human being.
This will not only make you a better person, but it’ll also make the person who snitched on you look bad in comparison.
There is no sweeter thing you can do than turn a negative event into a positive one.
How Do You Deal With a Snitch at Work?
If the person who snitched on you is on your back and it appears like (or clearly is the case that) they are trying to sabotage you further, you need to do something about it.
Some of the things you should be able to do include:
Speak to Your Boss About the Situation
This is a difficult conversation to have, but it’s important to speak to your boss about what’s going on.
They need to be aware of the situation and what’s happening, and they’ll be able to help you deal with it.
If they can’t or won’t help, you know you’re in a toxic environment without the basic support you should be getting and it may honestly be time to ask yourself if you want to stay there.
Keep a Record of Their Behavior
If the person who snitched on you is trying to sabotage you or cause more problems, it’s important to keep a record of their behavior.
This will help you build a case against them and show your boss what’s happening in a methodical way.
It’s important to be professional about this and not let the situation turn into a personal feud, but you do need to protect yourself.
Don’t Stoop to Their Level
It’s always tempting to get some sort of revenge that’s similar – or more damaging – to what someone’s done to you.
But this is the wrong thing to do. It’s important to remember that you’re the bigger person, and you need to act like it.
Don’t sink to their level and engage in childish behavior, it’ll only make you look bad and give them the satisfaction of knowing they’ve gotten to you.
Revenge might feel sweet in the moment, but it’s not going to do anything to improve your life or career.
Getting revenge on a snitch at work in a way that leaves you looking good and them looking bad is not always easy, but it is possible.
You need to be the bigger person, and that is the absolute best way to show them that they didn’t win.
Oh, and remember; don’t even be hard on yourself, nobody is perfect, even them!
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