I've been brought into a firm as a contractor with another bloke who's 62.
It's fair to say that this guy is 100% work orientated to the degree that he has lived in a flat away from his family for the past 20 years and has no other interests or hobbies. When he is at home he does extra work when really there is no need to and the sole function of his wife seems to be as a source of clean shirts every weekend. All of which is up to him and something that I would never make comment about in the office.
Recently his behaviour has become a bit weird, in that..
- He's trying to take over my area of work
- He put a paper out for comment and then kicked off at anyone who mentioned anything
- He's started to make comments to other people in the office if I have a day off and tried to capitalise from it.
I could understand it if we were under lots of pressure or our jobs were threatened, but we are only 6 months into a 3 year job.
It all came to head yesterday and we had quite a row after he was butting in to a phone conversation I was having with another dept after he'd got involved with something he shouldn't have.
The guy is a sad man, but it's making it very uncomfortable. I called him a juvenile ****, which has really cleared the air.
Any ideas on how to deal with it?