Very annoying and rude team mate!

@subha12 (18452)
India
May 8, 2008 5:29am CST
I am really very annoyed with this team mate. he is in my team. Actually i joined this team after him . He acts like a boss although he is not. most of the time he stays at home and atke advantage. I asked him today over messenger about a problem. i mistyped in messenger a number 2 instead of 1. he could not solve and so told me to mail the people onsite. In mail i typed correctly and told all thing that is happening. suddenly he told me why i wrote 2 instead of 1. i told, sorry i mistyped. do you know what he answered? just like this You have any idea what your so called "Typing Mistake" could lead to ... Is this a JOKE ???!!!???. i felt very bad. Now the question is how to get rid of this? He has made rapport with managers and If I complain they would think I am just telling something at his back. Any idea welcome.
3 responses
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
9 May 08
LOL. It sound so familiar. It's exactly the same happening in my office. The only difference is he is newest addition to the team. What I did is I ignore him. If there is any problem, I do not go to him. Even if he is bossy, I found the silent treatment is always the best. He may not like me but I care less.
@winterose (39914)
• Canada
9 May 08
I do not know how serious the mistake, was, if it is very serious that you have to take responsibility for it, mistake or no mistake, if it is nothing the managers should ignore it.
@gerald_lian (2191)
• Australia
8 May 08
Well, in working life, there's always situations like these that will crop up. When someone acts the way your team mate does, it's quite obvious that they just had a moment of outburst because of frustration and annoyance. It could also be because he or she might have got stressed up about the calculation problem that when he found out that the number given itself was wrong, all his or her efforts put into the calculation are like wasted. What I suggest is the best thing to do at this moment is to find an opportunity and confront this team mate of yours and sincerely apologize and said that you never intended to mistype and most importantly, ADMIT YOUR MISTAKE. I'm sure that since your team mate has had time to calm down and think through the incident, he or she should have cooled down by then and his true expression will be shown just then. If he or she still acts angry, just avoid him or her and find another chance to talk to him or her after a while. Good luck and I hope you will patch up with the team mate of yours!