Just looking for some tips or advice. I am going to be off work until early next year, mat leave. Just before I finished up a lot of proposals I put forwarded were accepted and will be rolled out in my absence. That's great except for one thing. One of the developments is that I get a new direct report. My boss already has someone in mind, but in the last few weeks before I left that person showed themselves to be unreliable, bad at general workload management and quite a gossip. They know I have worked this out and were openly hostile to me before I left.
So should I give my boss a heads up or just leave to fate? Part of me just thinks see what happens when back but then part of me thinks if I can try for prevention, but my boss may think I'm just being a bit OTT and will go with what they want anyway.