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Getting to the Meat of Conflict

  Q:   Dear Workplace Wonda, I am having a conflict with an employee at work.  Being stuck in close quarters and having to listen to this person’s constant complaining and negativity is getting to me.  I don’t want to make this bigger than it needs to be, but I’m afraid if I tell my supervisor things will just get worse.  Can you help? Signed, Dying in Negativity   A:   Dear Dying in Negativity, It’s no secret that we spend more time with coworkers than with partners or other family members.   If more than 50% of all marriages end in divorce due to irreconcilable differences, how can we expect our work relationships to bode a better result?        “Go to hell!” I said as I threw a package of raw meat at him.   As I watched the remnants of what was to be dinner slowly crawl down his white t-shirt in bloody snail tracks, he yells back, “I AM in hell!”   After the shock of what I just did wore off, I broke into laughter.   He quickly followed.   He received a well-dese