O/T Difficult Co-Worker
My boss hired my co-worker about a year ago - it is a small company and we are the only two employees on the Sales Team. Since day one, I have had nothing but issues with this man. My boss expected me to train him, but he never listened to anything that I told him and he became defensive whenever I would give constructive criticism. It actually got to the point where I refused to train him any longer and now I won't even interact with him unless he has a question (luckily, we each have our own clients and don't have to work together).
Yesterday, one of his clients called at the end of the day when I was here by myself closing. I spoke to them for a bit and took down some detailed instructions, which I then passed along to my co-worker. I get here this morning and notice that he has completedly ignored my instructions and what he sent the client was wrong. This has been a pattern with him - I take time out of what I am doing to take down a detailed message or instructions for him and he doesn't read it. I don't know if this is him being lazy, dumb or defiant but it drives me insane!
Against my better judgment, I sent him an e-mail letting him know that he had made a mistake and that I had sent a detailed explanation yesterday. He is out of the office, so he e-mailed back and this was his response:
"Yep made a mistake. I will fix it in the morning. No need to try and belittle me by saying you explained in detail. It's a mistake it happens."
This sent me over the edge! Does anyone have any advice for dealing with someone like this?