I have worked in an office for the past twelve years without any problems until recently. I have worked hard and have had no complaints from management. I got on well with everyone and was always invited to any work dos. A woman came into the firm a few months ago and appeared to be lovely and friendly at first. Now she seems to have turned nearly everyone against me. I don’t know why as I’ve always been pleasant to her. When I walk into the office now, people ignore me. I am being shunned by people who I thought were my friends. It’s got to a stage where I don’t want to go to work any more. I’ve tried to talk to people and asked them if I have offended anyone in any way. Apparently not. Please don’t tell me to look for another job as jobs in this area are hard to find. I think this woman is telling lies about me and trying to get me to leave. She seems to be very controlling. What do I do? How do I deal with this?