I faced a bad situation few days back. On a team outing, I asked a bad question and totally unaware that my question was wrong. My colleagues laughed out so loud and teased me so badly that I felt so embarrassed.

Few days later, my colleagues again teased me about the same question on a different situation. This scenario is continuing until now and my colleagues are teasing me with my question on every possible situations.

Caveat: I was thinking to talk with my Manager about this situation, however, my Manager has already fired 5 people from the team for some silly reasons. I am confused about handling this situation.Any suggestion will be greatly helpful!

  • Was the question work related or personal? What would you like to see happen? – AffableAmbler Jun 10 '18 at 17:47
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    It is y workplace related. It's all happening at my workplace. I am so embarrassed to get teased everytime :( – Akansha Jun 10 '18 at 17:50
  • Do you want your colleagues to stop teasing you? Or is there something else? We can only help if you have a concrete goal in mind. – Erik Jun 10 '18 at 17:51
  • Yes. I want my Colleagues to stop teasing me. – Akansha Jun 10 '18 at 17:54
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    @PM77-1 Teasing should stop not because Akansha doesn't react to it, but because it creates a hostile work environment. – gnasher729 Jun 10 '18 at 21:22

"Hey all, I know I said something silly on the team outing, but it's stopped being funny now. Please drop it."

Only go to your manager (or HR or whoever) once you've at least made an effort to solve the problem yourself.

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    And the main person to tease me is my Manager! – Akansha Jun 10 '18 at 19:03

If your manager is among those teasing you, then you go to your manager, and tell them to stop immediately. If they don't stop you go to HR. From your colleagues you can expect a certain amount of stupidity. Your manager has no excuse. That's what he or she is manager for.

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