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Help working with someone who thinks I'm worthless

Today I had a meeting with my old manager, the temporary manager (head of our department) and a co-worker. We were talking about the need to give me sufficient training. I am entry-level and my co-worker is senior level.

My co-worker, the person who was supposed to be training me, called me lazy and essentially worthless. He accused me of not doing any work. All of this is wrong and there is proof of this... so, my manager and the temporary manager seem to be with me as far as this issue is concerned. I'm worried about moving ahead past this.

I do not want to work with this guy, but at the moment my temporary manger has no alternative to the situation (as my co-worker is the only person available to train me). Not only would this be a blow to my self-esteem, but this guy is petty, rude, and holds grudges. I don't know how to approach him and I don't want to work with him if I have the choice.

Sometimes, it seems, I will have to work with him. How am I supposed to work with someone who has already called me worthless to my face? I'm not trying to "redeem" myself in his eyes, because honestly, screw this guy, but I'd like to have civil-esque conversations. I don't know how to go about it.

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