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Yup. Fucking intimidate the prick.
Or you could stop acting like a child and learn to get along.
Seriously. You arent going to like every single person you work with. Are you going to avoid everyone? What if they're your boss? What if they're your tester? What if they're your team lead? Project manager? Domain expert?
Are you just going to keep alienating yourself from people.. For what reason? You never actually said. Are your personalities just not compatible? Did they give you feedback you couldnt handle? I dont know what "brilliant jerk" means, but it makes me think those are the reasons. And they arent good enough reasons if you consider yourself to be a proffessional
YES, FUCKING YES
and he's the vp of CEO golden Boy
Hey... I'm a brilliant jerk, I take offense.
So here's my defense:
Everything is about communication without losing face.
1. When jerk is condescending, find a coworker, sit down with jerk. Two against one makes your complaint more plausible.
2. Whatever you do, don't turn it into a trial or interrogation. You just sit down with jerk, tell him/her that their way of presenting facts doesn't work for you. Make it sound like the weakness is on both sides and you want to meet in the middle, so jerk doesn't feel the need to be defensive.
3. Sit down with CEO (again, with coworker), and tell them you appreciate jerk for their contributions (even if you don't), but that jerk has some communicative issues. Propose to send jerk on training. If culture within the company is that everyone works on their team skills, jerk can do this without losing face.
I do also agree with @illusion466 though — a professional doesn't avoid, they either suck it up, or fix it by communicating in a deescalating way.
oh brilliant jerk
mine not brilliant
just dictator jerk
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