My intern called me out today on my blatant display of dislike for a coworker in a department meeting. At first I was a little embarrassed that it was so obvious but who are we kidding is anything I am thinking ever not obvious to everyone in the vicinity?
How could I respect someone who comes in late everyday, leaves early everyday, has no experience whatsoever in the department they are working in, and basically finagled their way into a VERY high paying contract with no qualifications. Did I mention this person also only works four days a week and makes more than twice what I make, yet still cannot form a sentence that doesn't make everyone else at the table want to rip their hair out? I have actually heard "Gee Whiz" and "Bonanza" used in a 100% serious tone in the past few weeks.
On top of the underqualifiedness, laziness, and lack of basic common knowledge, this person also has an odor. Wow, I feel bad just typing that, but it's just a fact. I mean someone needs to revamp their diet and invest in some mouthwash. I'm still cringing at how mean that is. I'm sorry I just can't help it!
There is nothing worse than a coworker who is skating by on their ability to fly under the radar, operating in a vacuum and you have no idea what kind of crazy bullshit they are saying to stakeholders on the phone with their office door closed. Then they promise project time lines that are IMPOSSIBLE without consulting me and I get to take on all the work while they get to take on a big fat paycheck, Fridays off, an inflated title, and a private office. Yes, this person has an office, and I still sit in a cubicle with my computer screen facing everyone who walks by. Don't worry it's clearly not affecting me since I am writing this post at work.
This is the last frontier of awfulness in the office, and I plan on conquering it. Smelly it. In the meantime I think I have every right to demonstrate an obvious if not obnoxious lack of respect, since I am carrying the brunt of the actual work.