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webnoob
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In my office there's a dev who regularly takes figurative shits on other devs — stuff like publicly shaming others for their mistakes, or dropping a conceited "I told you so" whenever his solution turned out to be the right one.

He's a young guy, still has lots to learn about office etiquette, and I know he usually means well (he privately apologized to me once after I told him to fuck off), but I'm not sure he knows of the effect it's having on the other devs he talks down to.

I like him enough that I don't want to go to HR about it, but I don't know how to approach the situation in a one-on-one level with this guy. I do know that something needs to happen, but I'm not sure how I can help the situation.

For now, he shuts up when I point out his flaws in logic and reveal that he's still got lots to learn about his demeanor.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  • 3
    Show him this rant could give him an idea
  • 2
    @rasm945i that would be (21) savage
  • 1
    @webnoob i dont see the issue
  • 0
    @rasm945i the issue is that I don't have the cajones to do such a thing lol
  • 6
    Hey, Dude, you're being an asshole, and you're making everyone dislike you. Cork it.
  • 6
    @webnoob tell him "hey, I like you enough to give you a chance to grow without management interference, but none of us like you very much when you have to 'prove' how smart you are. We're a team and need to work together. You're the only one acting this way and alienating yourself from the rest of the team. I hope you can learn and grow, because I do see you can contribute constructively to the team."

    Or something non-confrontational like that. If it doesn't work, do what @Root says. Lol
  • 1
    Dont go with my way then. It may not even be the right thing to do anyway :P
  • 1
    I'm pretty sure all developers start out as arrogant know-it-all ass-hats. I sure AF was.
  • 1
    What @QueenMorgana said 😊
  • 0
    Cattle gun. Head.
  • 2
    @QueenMorgana I like devrant because people as smart as you seem to be more common here than anywhere on the internet.
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