I have to interface with my old “boss” in my new position. I always thought he was incompetent, unorganized, and lacked a work ethic. Lately, he’s been extremely slow to respond to my requests, or doesn’t respond at all. This morning, a peer told me she thought my old boss was treating me unfairly and was trying to sabotage my performance in the new job. I was surprised by her comments which reinforced my belief that the man is a douche.
My current job isn’t rocket science but it is a little more demanding than my previous role. The position requires organizational skills, a little bit of smarts, some interpersonal skills, and the ability to simultaneously manage five consecutive software releases.
My prior performance was one of the reasons my new boss offered a contract when I was deemed no longer needed by my previous team lead. I try to do my best every day, be user friendly and treat everyone with respect. I expect others to do the same. It’s become apparent that a certain underperforming man must be holding some sort of grudge. Petty behavior from a man who doesn’t have a good work reputation to begin with. He’s only hurting himself.