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To have said something to our Boss

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Mrbluethecatt Wed 25-Jan-17 17:03:04

Sorry it's a bit long.

I work with a man who is a more senior member on our team at work than me. We work in projects that last at least 6months at a time.

He (the Senior) was given 2 projects last year which needed to be worked on continuously with a big report written at the end.

Our Boss asks for updates at team meeting going round saying how you are getting on etc.

The Senior has been saying at these meetings everything is going great. However just when these projects need completed he goes off on sick. So our boss asked me to pick up the projects eg tart up the report that should have been written. Only problem was I couldn't find them. The files were empty. Problem was that as Senior was off sick, boss can't ask him about ongoing work encase it stresses Senior out.

Long story short I had to work extra to essentially do the work of 2 6 mnths projects in 6days. Not fun. Boss was impressed I managed.

Senior came back today and discovered I had completed his projects and the Boss has given me credit for them. I'll be presenting them to management. This is a big deal for someone of my level.

Senior has had a go at me saying I have shafted him. I had stolen his projects etc. I told him to speak to the boss about it. It was his decision. So I told my boss after that, that senior had a go and suggested they talk. Boss later was in his room with senior I can only guess talking about the projects.

After that senior came over and offered to come to the project presentations with me to 'help out' I just mmmm him and said I'll let him know if I need help.

Aibu to say no to him coming with? I didn't use any of his work and did it all myself and I'm worried he will try to make out that he somehow was involved in front of management. He has form for sneakily trying to take credit, big himself up in front of management. Management who are essentially all all boys club type of thing.

SheldonsSpot Wed 25-Jan-17 17:04:54

"No thanks, I've got this", should do nicely.

ohfourfoxache Wed 25-Jan-17 17:05:18

Yanbu at all. But I would let your manager know that he has approached you about attending

soundsystem Wed 25-Jan-17 17:06:34

YANBU just say thanks but you've got it covered. And well done on getting them turned round in time - that sounds mega-stressful!

Strongmummy Wed 25-Jan-17 18:06:24

I think you've posted this thread twice, but if I were the senior I'd be fuming that no one had called me to ask where the presentations had been saved/for an update. I can totally understand why he feels shafted. Your boss must take the majority responsibility here and you need to ask his view as to whether the senior accompanies you.

Mrbluethecatt Wed 25-Jan-17 18:11:30

Sorry I have asked for this to be deleted.

Our work is strict with file security, you must save work in the assigned file just encase something like this happens. Unfortunately he didn't save his work in the file so it looked like he had done nothing. Which is why I started over and he has essentially contributed nothing to both projects.

ThePinkOcelot Wed 25-Jan-17 18:14:31

Had he actually done any work on the projects?

lougle Wed 25-Jan-17 18:32:08

Goodness. I can completely see his point. Why don't you offer to withdraw your report and let him submit his? If he's done the work he'll be happy with that.

TheCustomaryMethod Wed 25-Jan-17 18:32:45

You have done nothing wrong and have gone above and beyond to sort things out, so you should do whatever it takes to get credit for your work (including presenting it solo if needed).

The issue is between Senior and Boss. I know it can be a tricky issue contacting people when off sick, but I'd have sent a brief text asking about the files, adding that there was no need to respond if not up to it. Boss should be in a position to ensure Senior gets credit for the work he did do (say, in his appraisal/performance rating). Senior made a mistake by not adhering to your file security policy, so it's not unreasonable for him to suffer some consequences.

As a side issue, I would question his competence if it took him 6 months to complete work you managed to complete, evidently to a good standard, over a couple of days!

MumUndone Wed 25-Jan-17 19:05:53

Hang on, how did you manage to complete two 6 month projects in 6 days? Presumably most (or some) of the work had already been completed by the snr pm; or was it just the reports you had to do in that time?

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Wed 25-Jan-17 19:14:04

Had he actually done any work on the projects though?

It sounds as though you did very well to complete both in such a short time - if you've done them both from scratch, and neither include any of your Senior's work, then I'd make damn sure both your boss and anyone you are presenting to are aware of that.

I can't stand people sliding in and stealing all the credit for something - or even stealing partial credit for something they had no involvement in!

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