I work for a independent financial services and have been with them since 2011. I work on a stand alone role for HR.
Two years ago, I had made the company secretary redundant and she was a close friend of the PA to CEO, who sits beside me.
since then we have had a conflict as she became protective of her friend and critical of me.
I have been trying my best since then to make up with her, and build relationships.
It gets slightly better but after a few days goes back to the same old habbits.
she completely ignores me and if I talk to her hides behind her screen and responds as short answers as she can.
each morning I feel the stress and having to start my day like this is not nice. however, there were quite a few other people in the office and I could stay focussed on them.
Now most people have either moved to other branches in England or left and its just her and me left in the office.
It's now getting even more difficult to live in the room. We have a branch office attached but in operations it is just two of us and we have nothing to do with the branch as it is a separate office.
I don't want to leave my job but don't know how to move ahead with this as I am fed up of taking unnecessary stress each morning then trying to focus on my job.
she has worked for the company and the CEO for over 14 years and I report to CEO,
so don't know how that would go if I spoke to him. If he then spoke to her, it might get a more dirty game with her.
I have also confronted her and asked her last year and she said it was all in my head as I was guilty and she was not even thinking about it.
Please can you advise on this, how to deal with it especially when it is such a small company.