image: andrew poplavsky/canva

Woman’s Feud With a Lazy Co-Worker Takes an Unusual Turn When She Tries to Revoke a Wedding Gift. The Office’s Reaction Is Shocking.

In the dynamics of workplace relationships, OP is entangled in a bitter feud with a soon-to-be-married co-worker who disregards their professional obligations. The tension escalates as OP, grappling with the imbalance of workload, the cold shoulder, and an ungrateful attitude, decides to claim back their gifted $100 honeymoon card.

The Excluded Invitee

sad woman feeling tired worried about problem sitting on sofa with laptop stressed depressed teen girl
image credit: fizkes/shutterstock

OP is ignored by their soon-to-be-married co-worker, who selectively invites only close friends from the office to her upcoming wedding. Struggling to maintain camaraderie, OP accepts a belated pity invite to the event.

The Shunned RSVP

woman young smile work jobs
image credit: minerva-studio/canva

After a bad breakup, OP’s loneliness prompts her to RSVP ‘yes’ for the wedding. The seemingly cordial gesture triggers a shift in their relationship dynamic, and things seem to be better temporarily.

The Gift

beautiful woman give here for you hands
image credit: kraken-images/shutterstock

OP decides to give the couple a $100 honeymoon gift card. These are used at the discretion of the couple. They can put it towards dinners, excursions, etc. OP feels that this will be a nice gift for them to enjoy.

An Unwelcome Departure

woman space stay away no
image credit: dean-drobot/canva

OP submits a two-week notice, planning to quit her job for a better opportunity in a different town. The news is met with hostility from her co-worker, who gives them the cold shoulder and adds strain to their already rocky relationship.

Dead Weight

woman very frustrated mad angry
image credit: khosro/canva

Not only does OP struggle with her co-worker on a relational level, but they also struggle professionally even more. The co-worker doesn’t pull her own weight at the office.

An Uneven Workload

woman stern boss serious jobs
image credit: dean-drobot/canva

The workload imbalance intensifies, with OP submerged in tasks while the co-worker spends her workday planning her honeymoon. The co-worker’s refusal to assist OP aggravates the situation, making her less willing to be a wedding guest.

The Silent Treatment

woman sad upset
image credit: icon8-photos/canva

The co-worker maintains her cold attitude towards OP, refusing to communicate or assist her at work. OP struggles in isolation, her frustration increasing with each passing day.

The Rescinded Invitation

woman think plan idea scheme plot touch hand chin thinking
image credit: roman-samborskyi/shutterstock

OP decides not to attend the wedding, given the strained relationship with the co-worker and her upcoming move. She is now facing a dilemma, however, as she wants to reclaim the $100 gift card she’d given for a honeymoon fund.

The Refund Quest

woman begging please prayers sorry
image credit: cast-of-thousands/shutterstock

OP initiates the process to refund the gift card, hoping to recover her money without informing the co-worker. She’s uncertain whether the co-worker is aware of her gift, adding a new layer to the situation.

The Repercussions

People, technology and communication concept. Four interracial people meet accidentaly in office group meeting social phone
image credit: cast-of-thousands/shutterstock

When OP asks for advice online on whether or not she is right for this, OP is deemed the antagonist for attempting to retract her gift. She grapples with feelings of guilt and doubt, unsure if they’ve made the right decision.

The Unattainable Refund

young woman student looks pensively upwards thinking
image credit: cast-of-thousands/shutterstock

OP learns from the gift card company that the co-worker and her fiancé have already accepted the gift, complicating the refund process. She’s left contemplating whether they should directly contact the couple to discuss the refund.

The Untold Gratitude

woman angry screaming what
image credit: shotprime/canva

Despite accepting the gift, the co-worker never expresses gratitude to OP, adding insult to injury. This triggers a new wave of resentment in OP, who now feels underappreciated and taken for granted.

Cutting Her Losses

woman stop denial no
image credit: dean-drobot/canva

Even though she has no way to get her money back, OP is relieved to know that she will no longer be in the same environment as this co-worker. $100 now seems like a small price to pay to avoid her forever.

Was Wanting To Get Back The Gift She Gave For A Wedding Appropriate?

young caucasian woman wearing casual sweater clueless unsure huh
image credit: kraken-images/shutterstock

The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:

Forum Responds

Mature male with laptop working outdoors in garden home office concept
image credit: ground-picture/shutterstock

One reader said, “You made the mistake of giving your gift early, a choice that was entirely yours, and now that you’re leaving and like her less, you want to take it back? Sorry your bed, lie in it.”

Another Commenter Thinks

male getting text social phone reading
image credit: dean-drobot/canva

Another responder wrote: “I hate incompetent employees. Hate them with a burning passion. Do. Your. Job. Wedding planning on the company’s dime? NO.”

A Third View on The Story

woman upset phone social media question
image credit: khosro/canva

A different person states, “You can’t take back a gift. Completely different story if you hadn’t given it to her yet.”

A Final Perspective on the Matter

happy young woman holding mobile phone social media looking up
image credit: dean-drobot/shutterstock

Another viewpoint on the story: “Let her know she can’t treat people poorly and get a gift from them for the honor.”

What Do You Think?

group business meeting discussion jobs
image credit: tom-merton/canva

What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

This story is inspired by a thread from an online forum.

More From Top Dollar

woman plane airplane flying
image credit: juice-flair/shutterstock

She Refused to Give Boss Her First-Class Seat Upgrade on the Flight Home From a Business Trip.

More From Top Dollar

male on his land property
image credit: hryshchyshen-serhii/shutterstock

He Bought a Secluded Property for Peace, But His Stand Against Trespassing Turned the Community Against Him.

More From Top Dollar

pregnant woman talking at home
image credit: africa-studio/shutterstock

Her Surprise Pregnancy Brings Joy to Engaged Couple, but His Conservative Family Has an Outrageous Demand.

Similar Posts