I have recently been promoted, earning the wrath of the older employees who have there in the company ten more years than I .
They refuse to help me with a lot of information I needed. This particular old man – admin clerk – often only email me alone when he caused a delay, and yet cc a whole bunch of people when It was my oversight.
He has the trust of my boss as he had several lunches, annual retreats in my company over the yrs with my boss. The position I took over was a colleague very close to him before I joined in.
What to do ? He is sly, tells gossips about me to others during lunch and then deny when I confront him . Now, he keeps quiet whenever I am in. And then chats to others whenever I am not in. I have talked to him abit it and he tells “ dun be too sensitive “.
I don’t want to start a quarrel. I want to remain Positive and to rise above it and to maintain a smooth and professional work flow. But this is irritating me.
- Cc the whole company when he makes the mistakes and only email you. Even for minor things you can cc everyone when you reply “it’s ok”
- Be professional, but also be smart. Start to cc your boss in all communications with him so that it’s clear when he is uncooperative on work matters. Do not engage in revenge gossip and mudslinging which does nothing but perpetuate the toxic work environment. Do not speak to him for non work/task related matters.
If things come to a head, have a frank chat with your boss stating the black and white evidence snowing how said colleague is highly uncooperative and making your job unduly difficult. If he refuses to address the issue, be prepared to quit.
- Haha this one sipeh annoying to deal with. Especially when they r there for a very long time. Probably they have established long relationship with everyone else that’s there for a long time.. People will buy what they gossip rather than ur predicament.. U r wrong even if u r right.
Bosses are likely to embolden them with inaction n even back them since they r ‘loyal’ n are there longer than u do. 1 or 2 is still manageable, but if they come in group… Hahaha best of luck, u have just entered the lion’s den, prepare to pack ur bags.