History I've been working at my job for around seven and a half months now, and while it was extremely helpful in becoming independent and getting myself out of a terrible domestic situation, I can't see myself doing it my entire life. But there are a lot of reasons I can't just quit and get something else right now, so I'm looking for advice on how I can make my job more tolerable.
The Situation There's a woman at work, let's call her Donna(not her real name!) she's been here for much longer than me and she's a bit of a favorite of management. She's extremely outgoing and just has one of those 'open up around everyone' personalities that makes her a major earner for the company because clients all but fall into her lap during their meetings. The trouble is, she knows how valuable she is and uses it to protect herself! And so I don't think management will be of any help in preventing her sabotaging my own work.
I think she's had it out for me since I first started - it's like when I first met her, I called her Ma'am, and that was enough for her to decide that she was going to ruin my life and career. At first it was just verbal jabs and cruel stares, but then came the accusation(which she shared with other coworkers) that I was trying to sleep with her! Lately, she's been interrupting my private meetings with clients to tell them things like "she'd be a better choice for their business" or when we're both in the same meeting, she'll find ways to make jabs about my appearance!
It's started to cost me both money and respect from my company, but I don't know how to make it stop without seeming like I'm just disrespecting her because of our age difference.