People latching on/claiming ownership of my work...how to handle?
While I really enjoy the pay of my job and the work I'm on -- and I am even thankful to be promoted three times now, I've been growing increasingly aggravated with the people I work with because they are latching themselves onto my work without doing anything.
I have a technical role here as a Sr. Data Engineer/Architect and some of the people I work with -- whether it's directly on my team or another organization...they will quite literally latch themselves onto projects I'm leading and talk to others as if they are either owning it or helping in some major way, when in fact they have been involved in zero conversations and I am the one leading and doing all of the technical work.
A quick example is that I'm helping our org move from on-premise Hadoop to the Cloud, and I've got at least 5 people from other teams saying they're helping on the project, when I can't even rely on 2 or 3 of them to write a simple SQL query for ETL, let alone write Bash scripts/Airflow/Kubernetes/design architectures for scale. They set up meetings and act as if they're designing some architecture and leading the way, when I've already got sign off from my VP/Director + I'm already done implementing a lot of it.
There's one person that literally can't even CD to a directory or SSH or do something as simple as FizzBuzz. They inject themselves into every conversation and act as if they are doing everything I am ++. Management sees this, and actually acknowledges the issue, but nothing has come of it in six months.
I am just curious to know if this is normal in your workplace and how do you deal with such a thing? I would normally go F2F with these people and hash out what's going in, but given that I work remote a lot and these people are actually on the other side of the US, I have no idea what they're saying F2F with other colleagues about how they're helping on some of my work.
Should I just look for another role if I'm unhappy after X amount of time? There are some super talented and fun people that I work with -- it's just a few that are making my day-to-day somewhat dreadful.
Thanks for reading.