So USA Today did a survey and found that about half of U.S. workers have sought revenge from a co-worker. That includes everything from spreading rumors about them to getting them fired.

So if stuff keeps "disappearing" off your desk or your e-mails "don't get through" to you, if might not be an accident. So what do you do? Do you get even? Here's the problem with getting even. It makes you even. Even with somebody you don't like which means you are acting exactly like them. How's that working out for you?

You've heard the saying, "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." We are fine with that until someone does something to us that we don't like and then we change the saying to "Do unto others as others have done unto you." This feels like the right thing to do, especially if it's someone that we feel powerless to.

Getting even is easy and honestly it's predictable. Instead why not get ahead of them by not getting even, that is remarkable.

Finally think about this. Someday the way you react to your situation will be a story that you will tell. What's your story going to be, will it be I got even? What can set you apart is how you react.

So are you predictable or remarkable?

[via USA Today/Your Move]