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My colleague is a big asshole trying to stab my back whenever he can. Any idea how I should deal with him?

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Comments (14)

  • Edmundo Braverman's picture

    Install Back Orifice and you can take over his machine and do some really messed up stuff. Like bulk email gay porn from his email account to all the firm employees. That'll fix his little red wagon.

  • junkbondswap's picture

    A swift kick in the nuts should suffice
    You should probably just confront him and tell him to stop being a dbag. If it were me, I would probably just put him through a wall (but in this case he may be bigger than you so go for the knee caps).

    You are going to come across assholes in every aspect of your life and generally the best way to deal with them is to ignore them and do what you gotta do

  • arcanne's picture

    Just talked it out candidly with him. He probably knows hes being an asshole and continues to act that way if he sees you tolerating it.

    Banking > VC > Tech PE; PM me if you would like any advice I'm happy to help

  • Soy's picture

    plant drugs at his desk, and then tell the MD about it.

    Afro Jacks

  • In reply to Soy
    Edmundo Braverman's picture

    plant drugs at his desk, and then tell the MD about it.

    I would think drugs in the desk would only be a problem if he didn't bring enough for everyone. Are you guys really getting fired for silly shit like that these days?

  • nadvice's picture

    so I guess the best advice so far is to either 1) ignore and do what I gotta do or 2) talked it out candidly with him. Let's narrow it down to these two options (unless someone has an even better idea) and go from here? vote?

  • monty09's picture

    call him out.

    I had a guy messing me when I was a junior staff guy and one day I just told him to fuk off or we are going to have a promblem. He shot something back and I said I was not playing.

    He never tried it again.

    Be firm but direct.

  • ARD45's picture

    It's banking... you better learn to deal with assholes or else you're in for a rough time.

  • RE_Banker's picture

    depends on how senior they are to you. if it's your MD, tough it out, if it's your associate then make him look like an idiot in front of his superiors or call him out on it.

    i wasn't working well with an associate who wasn't even an asshole, just a micromanager, and I sorted it out with my staffer to not put me with him again. i said i wasn't working as effectively as i could with that person, i risked coming off as a whiner, but it has made the job way better. finish the task your on and hopefully move past it.

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