Bad for me, good for...
May 26, 2010 1:20 PM Subscribe
I think I accidentally got a job for someone I really don't want to work with, at my company.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, there hasn't been a job offer yet, but he's checking out the office soon, and my boss is into the idea. He asked me, and honestly I only have personal concerns - the fact that he's kind of a jerk - rather than technical concerns - he's proficient at this field. This sucks, because otherwise I really like everyone in my office, but I've lived with this guy - we were housemates recently - and he's just annoying - an only child who honestly believes he's the God's gift to men and women, and incredibly moody, to the point that he's smashed cups and appliances out of rage for silly things, like his annoying friends.
So, things are not incredibly great for the forecast here, and it's a little tricky to explain this to my boss without making it about the fact that I don't like him - because, honestly, I don't like him. And some of these things might weigh on his attitude at work, but I'm not sure to any extent - he really may be an excellent employee and I'd hate for my personal feelings toward him to prevent the company from acquiring a smart person when it needs another good employee at this point in time. But I can't shake the feeling that I wouldn't enjoy working with him at all. And, the company's small - far less than 30 in the office - so it's not like we'd be working on different floors or even in different rooms.