I’m literally not a manager, I’m the newest employee here and this other coworker sits and talks to a female coworker that likes the attention for the first 50 minutes after clocking in. They don’t work and nobody seems to care. Infuriating as it is, I think this is not my problem to solve.

I’m thinking about telling the manager about it, because this person has accused me of not being a team player, but the last time I went to her with a problem (about an aggressive coworker that kept throwing tantrums and things to the floor to then kick them), she wanted me to talk to this other guy. WTF am I supposed to tell him? don’t act like a psychopath?

  • @Potatos_are_not_friends@lemmy.world
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    Not your problem.

    As a team lead, if someone came to me complaining about another team member, my first action to gather proof. That’s easy since we use project management tools to track task completion.

    If the coworker was right, i politely work with the new hire. New hires imo take 6 months before they can really perform. That’s my job and responsibility to get them there, not anyone elses.

    If the coworker was wrong, Id flag the person as a grade-A asshole who is drama and start preparing a file on them. Drama like this bad for morale, and it is not acceptable to get into other people’s business and work. I have fired staff who seemed more interested in what others are doing versus their own work.

  • @BassTurd@lemmy.world
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    Put your head down, do your job, and let it go. Get established at your employer, and if the coworker’s actions start affecting your work, then escalate. Any action now will not be beneficial. If you say something to the coworker, it’s not like they’re going to change their actions, and will more likely hold that against you, and likely talk to his peers. Talking to a manager will bring tattle tale / drama vibes and out you on radar.

  • @RainfallSonata@lemmy.world
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    Speaking to your coworker directly is the first step. It’s called being an adult. It also makes it clear to the other person that you aren’t playing their games when you confront them directly. Of course, you also need to be clear that you hope to resolve things amicably. Then if that doesn’t make any difference, you go to management. Whether he’s wasting time isn’t your problem. Ignore it. But animosity toward you is your problem, and you’re the one solving it either way, whether directly or by going to management.

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    Random event that made me think of this post. Yesterday, the woman at my wife’s job who was incredibly nitpicky about everything and when my wife was training, was stepping on her toes and telling my wife (a 10y professional) how “things were done” and tried to micromanage her, she has officially been fired.

    Apparently this lady flipped out and openly expressed some qanon shit, scaring her coworkers, and they found a gun on her. They work at a hospital so…

    Just wanted to share that lol