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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
Dear Annie: I’m having for us to do our jobs. If I go
issues with my co-worker. to the break room, the smok-
I am maybe three or four ing area or the bathroom at
years older than she is. This the same time she does, she
is her first job, but she has will straight up book it out
been here for two or three of there, not looking at me,
years. I have had
not speaking to me.
many jobs previ-
I have no idea why!
ously, and I have
She calls our
been here for about
supervisor to com-
a year now. She is
plain about me.
a woman who has
Now I am careful
that “anything you
about what I say and
can do I can do bet-
how I say it. I am
always nice to her
ter” attitude toward
and friendly. She
men and does the
has called manag-
hardest jobs to prove Annie
ers, in front of me,
to ask them to tell
For the past sev-
eral months, she has been me to do a task that I clearly
actively avoiding me. It was about to do already.
started when she would I’ve told her a few times
come up to others near me that she could just radio me
and invite them to parties instead of going through
and just ignore that I was the extra step of having the
there — consistently exclud- supervisor tell me. She says
ing me from these talks. It’s she will talk to me directly
not that bad to be excluded; next time. An hour later, I
we don’t have to be friends. get a call to the office, and
But it’s more than that the managers say she came
now. I can’t remember the in to complain about my
last time she spoke to me, “confronting” her. It’s in no
even when communication way a confrontation. I wish
between us has been crucial they would call us both up
so we could talk it out in the
I don’t know why she
is doing stuff like this to
me. Every time I try to talk
to her, she gives me a curt
answer and takes off. Noth-
ing gets done, and this try-
ing to get me in trouble
thing she’s on now is ridicu-
lous. One of my supervisors
gets it, and I know he knows
this is happening. The other,
I think, may be more on her
side. I am going to leave this
job soon for other reasons,
but any advice on what I can
do here? — What Did I Do?
woman can point her finger
only so many times before
the higher-ups notice that
the rest of her fingers are
pointed back at herself. You
might speak to the human
resources department and
ask for some mediation
and guidance. But if you’re
leaving soon anyway, keep
your head down and work
hard. Ignore her antics.
And give a professional but
frank assessment of her in
your exit interview.
By Holiday Mathis, Creators Syndicate Inc.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). A lot of the work
that relationships require will have to do with
being tolerant and understanding that the oth-
er person’s brain works differently from yours.
Be patient with those differences.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Earning won’t
be a problem for you, but your spending style
could be. Expensive tastes are the reason.
Delay your gratification until you can truly
afford it and you’ll suddenly feel rich.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There are
fundamental differences between you and
a partner, but none of it needs to hinder the
relationship’s progress — quite the opposite,
in fact. You’re your teamwork will be made
stronger for your varied strengths.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Does a seashell
know sacred geometry; a flower, perfect
symmetry? Beauty will fall perfectly into place
because nature is elegant that way. All you
have to do is let things unfold naturally.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Success will come
as you observe your world and use what you
find. Don’t worry; you can be original and
still utilize what’s common. (It’s too costly
and time-consuming to invent everything you
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Long stretches
of peace and quiet are a rarity now, but if
you can make this happen even for an hour
you’ll be healthier and more productive for the
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your winning
mindset is unstoppable, though some will
try to stop you. The games you choose are
hard enough on their own without teammates
dragging you down. Seek supportive company
FRANK AND ERNEST
PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN
WIZARD OF ID
ROSE IS ROSE
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The mental
chatter will distract you from your goals if you
let it. First of all, a lot of it is static you don’t
need and shouldn’t put much stock in. If you
can’t separate the noise from the message,
disregard both. Hard work is the answer.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When
things seem to get a little too ordinary, you
feel genuinely out of place. True, you were
meant for the extraordinary, and in today’s
case it’s up to you to create the transforma-
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You are
nature. When you interact in the untamed
realms, you get back to your animal self.
Interacting in nature will restore, energize and
change you for the better.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re lucky to
know what will make you happy and pursue
it: Many do not have this kind of happiness
compass. Just be aware that the magnetism
of “happiness” will move for you like the mag-
netic poles do.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Don’t be too
worried about the disapproval of others. A
little conflict will spice up the scene. On a
related note, adrenaline is good for romance,
maybe even essential.
TOMORROW’S BIRTHDAY (April 25). The
criterion you use to choose your work will
greatly impact your happiness, since work will
get the best of your energy over the next 10
weeks. It’s the ones you serve and care for
who define your summer months. Children
wrap around your heart in June. There’s a
performance test in September. Cancer and
Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 15,
3, 38 and 41.