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X-posted from SE++ because I'm actually fairly worried about what is going on:
So I like my company. A lot.
And I like my team. A lot.
I've only been there ~3 months so far.
Our boss quit about 3 weeks ago.
My team has 3 sub-teams on it... my sub-team is just myself and another guy, who is very junior to me, but he's been at the company ~2 years.
He complains a LOT and has a rep for being very negative.
This guy claims he's quitting and just waiting for an offer.
Every time I discuss things I want to do he says it'll never happen, people won't let me do it, etc.
He shuts EVERYTHING Down.
I've been pairing with him a lot since I began, because he knows all the systems backwards and forwards.
He's also a linux guy (I'm not), so I can't just go do everything (they knew this before hiring me) on my own yet.
But now he's starting to check shit in without me, not showing me how to do things or where they are.
When I ask, he's like "Oh you can just look at my check in"
I mean, I know I can jackass.
I am starting to get paranoid that he's actually NOT qutting... and is hoping to make me quit or get me fired, so he can get a promotion.
1. Does that sound likely/possible?
2. What should I do about it?
Since I have no immediate boss, there's an interim director who is one of our team's other sub-team leads OR I can talk to the CTO... or maybe HR?
But I figure doing any of those is sort of an irrevocable thing.
I don't -want- to find another job, but I also don't want to hate my job and I already feel useless and now he's making it worse.
Even when I bring up things I am passionate and extremely knowledgeable about (giving a talk to all of engineering about how to write solid tests, test evangelism, etc) he will shut it down, say we shouldn't do that, etc.