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I have a colleague who is competing for my work, wants to be in all my meetings, even wants my office. I'm finding this very distracting - is it better to give in and let her have what she wants or risk causing conflict by pushing back?

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    If she is actually doing better work, then I don't see what the problem is in her getting better recognition. Maybe I don't really get your question. – Masked Man Feb 25 '15 at 9:03
  • If you can't do better than her, then, she's better than you ... Where is the problem ? – TheByeByeMan Feb 25 '15 at 11:40
  • Some people are willing to take these sacrifices. Do you want her to stop working late? What's really making it unbearable to work with? – Sigal Shaharabani Feb 25 '15 at 13:10
  • @JMK - People who don't admit to making mistakes are very difficult to work with. They waste time covering their tail, aren't teachable, and make everyone else look bad. I have no time for people like that. – user8365 Feb 25 '15 at 15:15
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If she convinced your bosses and if other people are OK with this, then it's only your problem. You can get used to this, or change job. It sounds like this went on for a while, and you might want to get some fresh air somewhere else. If she's as good as it seems she will either be promoted or headhunted, so she might become your boss or leave the company. In any case, do your best to be professional and try to understand what motivates her, maybe you will learn something and improve your own work in the process.

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