Out of my 4-5 team members who are all millennials, Tom is the most challenging to tackle.
Today only I gave him some task, he did it very fast and mailed it to me. I mailed back-well done. His response mail-Like.
SO that is Tom for you, as millennial as one can be.
I got to know two comments he had made about me to others.
Dick always dumps all jobs on juniors and sits idle all the time.
DIck keeps reminding me of pending jobs all the time so I don’t want to sit near him.
I let it be known to Tom that I know about these two comments he made about me.
He became very edgy and tried to get more info out of me, saying who can make such comments about you.
He also told others that I favour some people because they are close to top management. He even said that I watch videos in office all the time.
He prefers getting close to top bosses and our seniors, even at the cost of bypassing me. If boss assigns a job to me and him, he will gradually hijack the job and start discussing jobs with him, and not me. A stage will come when boss thinks whole job was done by him and nothing by me.
He keeps bitching about me to to my seniors and juniors.
He is so careless that he makes a mistake 5 times in repeated drafts. I have stopped signing his drafts without reading each draft once.
He keeps surfing the whole day, goes for tea-break 3-4 times.
The other day he was making cheap comments about our boss, who is double his age.
I have tried all formulas with him-carrot and stick, but nothing works.
Recently he attended a training, and after that he is trying to improve relations with me, let us see if this goes anywhere.