Co-Workers

Dealing with Co-Workers and Others Who Haven't Served

Often when you get back to civilian life your co-workers’ discussions seem so petty that you just want to scream out loud to wake them up.  But you don’t because that wouldn’t be a good career move.  You might like to be part of a new, civilian life, but you also know you’ll never leave behind the stronger bonds of the military camaraderie and experiences of what you’ve been through.

You don’t need to isolate yourself or self medicate. Listen to how other Vets have regained their best life possible in these videos.

  • Explore options and resources for dealing with difficult people at work on The Balance Careers.
  • For advice on handling five types of problematic coworkers, visit Career Contessa.
  • Discover solutions to your three most significant challenges with coworkers at Fast Company.
  • For free or affordable anger management resources, search “Anger Management” on Find Help.org.

Non-VA Local Help

Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.

Please feel free to use the check sheets Before, During and After the Medical Appointment and Choosing a Medical Service Provider to help you in your search for the best help for your individual circumstances.

In addition, there may be other federal, state and local government or private resources for your individual needs.

VA, Government, and Organization Help

Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.

Clicking here will bring you to a database of other VA services you can locate by zip code.

Please also check out our page on Filing Claims. We recommend that you do NOT file claims on your own.  If you do not file exactly the way the VA looks for information, it can take literally years for your claim to go back and forth before approval or denial.

The other resources listed, such as your local Veterans Service Office  (names vary by county), VSO counselor, VFW, etc., will help you determine what you are eligible for and file correctly for results in as little as a few weeks.

Learn More – Get More

Learn more about what it feels like to live your best life. Go to our Self Help page to explore other issues that can bring you “All The Way Home.”

Also, check out the Claims and Appeals topic to maximize compensation and benefits for yourself AND your loved ones.

It’s your turn to get your best life back! You EARNED it with your service!