So if you found out your coworker was talking shit about you over Bloomberg to other employees in the company in other offices, what would you do? I printed the messages while I am considering what to do, if anything. For the record they're not saying that I'm doing a bad job, more along the lines of personal attacks about my looks and personality. I logged as them a few days ago, with their permission and there were all sorts of messages to coworkers in other offices about me.
1) Confront them privately
2) Confront them in front of your department (embarrass them)
3) Report to manager
4) Report to HR
5) Do Nothing
6) Something else?
For the record the person in question is not my superior, doesn't make the firm any money, and has tried to throw me under the bus several times. He is definitely threatened by me as I am crushing him on the numbers, and dude literally can't open an account or make a trade. I am killing it putting up gross YTD. The only reason I care is because he is talking shit about me to other office locations....I don't want a bad rep in offices I have never even been to. Just not cool to know that sales people and traders have a negative first impression of me that I have literally never spoken to.
Otherwise I literally don't care what this guy thinks about me.
Just not trying to get a bad reputation based on a jealous coworker's personal ideas about me.
I'm leaning toward option 1 or 2...but then again I'm not sure how much I care or if I am over-reacting....what would you do?