I started to work at a new department at a university. There are only 2 very senior members, the head Lady and another Lady only.
The others are kind of new like me. There are 3 members who don't work that well, so I had been compared with them openly by the 2 senior Ladies implying them that I'd have done better.
So now the 3 members are holding a grudge towards me.
They tried to say criticizing sentences about the ladies with me and checked whether I'd agree. I didn't. I was afraid they'd go and tell the senior ladies and will double cross me, as they are angry. Also those criticisms are not true, so how can I agree.
But usually when someone is holding a grudge under this type of situation, are we supposed to agree with them to balance the situation?
They had been trying to complaint me in various ways ever since the comparisons.
One person now succeeded, it was not exactly a mistake by me, but he made it up and the way he put it, the head believed. And now I'm accused.
What should I do now. Tried to explain, but the head is avoiding me now.
Did the senior ladies (we call them as "Madams" in our country, meaning not in a bad way. Madam means like saying Dear Sir/Madam in our country). compared me on purpose to create me trouble? It's obvious that people will get angry if they are compared. I didn't actually think about this in this way earlier, all I wanted was to work, so I've been focusing on work, but now I do think...