I'm a relatively new employee at my new company that is considered somewhat prominent in the world of sports. And from what I can now gather I was basically brought in to replace a specific person.
But the guy that I was hired to replace just wont go away. I don't want to seem ungrateful because he's been friendly and helpful in my transition into my new job but now he just won't leave.
And now it's seems to be getting really weird with every passing day. Lately, he's been off to the side acting like he's working. But I can see him out of the corner of my eye laughing and smirking. Always smiling real creepy like.
He's literally all by himself fake-working and while I can't prove it, I would not be surprised if he's hatching some sort weird and devious plan to use against me.
He's not even wearing the safety equipment the rest of us employees have to wear!
I'm really trying hard not to let it bother me but lately I'm having trouble sleeping and other things I don't feel comfortable talking about in public, but the main issues are that recently my right arm doesn't seem to do what I want it to do and my vision seems to getting worse.
Am I overreacting?
- Fearful for the Future.
First of all, your not overreacting. No one in their right mind wants to have someone looking over their shoulder. That's pressure you don't really need. Everyone needs to feel safe and secure in the work place and we all want to feel like we belong.
Second, discuss your feelings with your workmate in private. Explain to him what your really truly feeling deep down inside. Try as best as possible to open your heart and let it all out.
If you feel you don't have the courage to do this alone try to enlist a friend or two to accompany you to the meeting. Do not take on an accusatory tone and for Pete's sake what ever you don't compare your skill set or work history with his.
As far as your mental and physical issues are concerned I recommend that you see a professional therapist and a physician as soon as possible.