I work in a team environment and have been recently promoted. One of my co-workers,the bully, has decided that she thinks I shouldn't have got the promotion because a) she has to train me on the new things I need to learn and b) it cuts into her text messaging to friends and talking on the phone time. The other workers in my team are afraid of the trouble she could cause for them( she is the bosses "favorite" and in charge of the work distribution) so they go along with her by making "her life and interests" the main topic of conversation all day long. The one senior team member is her good friend and lets her get away with whatever she does, unless it impacts on his workload.
She has not done any training with me, her attitude being, you got the promotion ,you should know what to do.The others have joined in by showing her any mistakes I make, rather than coming to me to fix them and generally acting like I am not there at all( no talking, communicating, or even acknowledging that I am in the room, unless there is a mistake to point out)Also, I have many friends in the company, and used to enjoy my lunch breaks with them, it was a chance to communicate with "normal, mature adults" but my manager has changed my shift and lunch hour so that many times I cannot have lunch with them,if they go out to eat, because I don't have enough time to join them.( my lunch now only spans the 1st half hour of their lunch.)
I have mentioned this womans "bullying" attitude to my manager and HR but they just tell me to keep "trying" with her,but honestly if she isn't aware that it is a problem, I don't see how anything will change.So, I have been looking for other work,but I need some help in how to deal with this situation until I can leave, it is soul distroying and I hate going to work.