Working with human trash, how should I handle this?

Samsung / Eng incognitoK
Sep 21 14 Comments

Very new to the company (1 week) and I really enjoy this place... no I'm no longer with Samsung. There's a guy (Mr. A) who came 3 weeks prior to my arrival and he was trained properly and now he is training me very vaguely on everything.

I see my manager's attitude has changed within 2 days of my work. Havent done anything wrong but I'm assuming the Mr. A is lying to upper management since he's a temp and I'm fte..... he is very insecure and have no knowledge of simple product knowledge. Since I'm new, when I send an email to my manager asking basic functionality and wrote what I know from doing some research, mr A asked me to include him in the email which I did.

We decided to have a meeting so my manager can explain our new project product. During the meeting Mr. A mentions he's been doing a lot of research and takes all the credit for something I have taught mr. A. He acts very friendly but asks me to stop talking to other people and says bad things about others.

When he comes to work early which was 1 time in a whole week then he would email other people right away to make it seem like he's working hard early.

How do I handle someone like this? since I'm new, I don't want to be seen as someone who can not work with people so I don't want to completely ignore him. I'm in manual/automation testing...

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Facebook / Eng REPW86
    Heโ€™s Indian?
    Sep 22 4
    • Samsung / Eng incognitoK
      OP
      No... race doesn't make any difference
      Sep 22
    • KLA-Tencor jchn85
      I have had an east European colleague like that. Typical behavior from ppl who come from post soviet countries.
      Sep 22
    • New duzJ30
      Post soviet ppl are normally pretty straightforward an will not tell you one thing and something totally different to your manager.

      OP, are you an Indian?
      Sep 22
    • Samsung / Eng incognitoK
      OP
      No I am not indian.
      Sep 22
  • Amazon Waze
    I think you should set up regular 1:1 with your manager and bring up these issues slowly.
    Sep 21 3
    • Samsung / Eng incognitoK
      OP
      Don't want to sound like a whiner or someone who can't handle situation in front of my manager right away... This is a reason why I haven't considered this approach
      Sep 21
    • KLA-Tencor jchn85
      ^ donโ€™t settle for trash. You have one life. Respect yourself. Often times, it is what it is. Find a way out of this situation. Either man up and bring up to ur manager or wait until you canโ€™t suffer anymore, and then bring up or leave for other job. Your choice.
      Sep 22
    • Samsung / Eng incognitoK
      OP
      Thanks... I like this job a lot and I guess I'll try to fight through. Just don't want to get fired for something I haven't learned.
      Sep 22
  • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
    Management failure for having this new clown train you.
    Sep 22 0
  • New / Data nXui73
    Continue doing really good. Include your manager and/or other relevant people on your emails (whoever should receive them), disregarding what Mr. A says. Back-up plan: start looking for a new, better place, whether same organization or a different one.
    Sep 22 0
  • Roku cruella
    I have had to deal with someone like this early in my career.

    Never knew how to handle the situation so I just left. ๐Ÿ˜”
    Sep 21 0
  • Bloomberg
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    offByOmemore
    Outplay them, simple.
    Sep 22 0
  • Amazon / Eng KHCr70
    If your manager is half decent he should understand what's going on. Either way you should bring it up 'only' when the situation directly relates to you
    Sep 22 0

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