Associate at our firm always passes the buck
We have an associate that always claims to be busy, but ask anyone if this person has delivered anything of value and the answer is always no. Further this person pushes back on everything and dies on the worst hills during. Example, claimed to be maintaining a diligence question list (so easy you can't fuck it up) and client asked for a summary. Took 48hrs and was missing a ton of questions/answers. Associate sent it directly to the client even though MD, Director and VP said not to before it went through review.
What's worse is during mid-years this person said they were killing it. Always shows up late (doesn't finish in the wee AM hours, but shows up at 11am or later). Doesn't take any leadership with the Analysts. And sends snarky emails to senior people on our team regarding any ask. Even asks that are more than reasonable (eg investor asked for an updated MP given the, can you update and send? Response from associate: what's wrong with the old one? All they did was modify cash burn. Let's just send the old one and voiceover the change.) no fucking joke.
So what the hell do we do with this person? The associate is smart, but the attitude is literally horrendous.