Background: September 2014 I started a new job at a high volume machine shop. Since that time I have gotten a lot done. In fact, I’ve been productive enough and I have saved the company enough money to where I earned a 8% raise due to my stellar performance. I am a monster at work.
This September, we hired another engineer. This guy has a different boss than I do, but we work right next to each other in an office.
Now I am noticing more and more that overtime I come into the office, or glance over at hime he is fucking around on Facebook on his phone, he is on the internet fucking around, or as was the case the last two days, he was sitting there reading through a “project management workshop” pamphlet (for hours). I’d say by my (conservative) estimate, less than half of his day is spent getting any work done.
And this shit drives me nuts! We are understaffed as is, we don’t have enough (good) Engineers hired, and we really don’t have the money to hire many more at this point.
Here I am sprinting through my projects, getting plenty done, and I am sitting next to this turd who doesn’t seem to be getting a damn thing done. Hell, I even started my own time log for myself to fill out and I asked my boss for percentages of how much time I should spend on each project, this has helped me to be more productive and poignant in my work.
What can I do about this guy? Should I say something to my boss?
You might be thinking “mind your own business Carbiduis”, well in a way I am. The money we are paying him to do nothing would be better spent on a raise for me. Everyday I work my ASS off cause I love what I do, I’m a hard worker, and I am hunting down another raise.
You might say “Life ain’t fair”. I have a hard time accepting this, I’m here to make sure my life is fair as much as possible. And if I find out that this guy is making close to what I make (some subtle clue at this point make me believe that he might be), and the company doesn’t want to change that (by either firing him or giving me another raise) I will simply take control and leave to another job.
It is not good for our company to keep this guy, and it wouldn’t be good for the company if I left.