No matter what place I've worked since I was 15, there ALWAYS has to be one person that just makes everything hard. Nine times out of ten, they are also the biggest kissass as well.
I've been at my new job at the car dealership for 6 weeks. When I had went in for the interviews, and without even talking to the guy, I had already picked out who I knew it was, and I was dead-on. Sadly, the owner and GM both treat him like their golden boy and he can do no wrong. He is consistently their top salesman each month (I do give him credit for that as he IS good), but I hate the 2-faced way he talks down to me. Basically a complete slam delivered in a sweetly wrapped package. In each of the 2 weekly meetings, the manager and owner will use him for their examples of success and how he does things. He responds to both of them by calling them "Sir". The funny thing is I also heard him badmouth them when he thinks nobody can hear him. He'll play nice with me when it benefits him and then badmouths me and doesn't think I figure it out. I may be the "new guy", but I'm not an idiot.
On a side note, I also found out that he has a troubled kind of past, but turned his life around and found God. He wears that costume well by having one of his tabs on his PC open to some bible saying page. Standing in a church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. I give kudos to anyone who can turn things around from bad to good in their life, but don't put the "Christian" costume on and then treat people like crap.
I have a funny feeling the other sales guys don't care for the way he talks to them sometimes either, but they won't say anything as they don't want to rock the boat and upset the golden boy. Each of the other sales guys has been fairly helpful with my training and getting to know me. Even golden boy has been helpful at some points.
Anyone else have a Bosses Pet or a complete PILL they have to work with?