I find the painter doesn't reallly annoy me anymore. I think I know why. our boss doesn't know about who's doing what cause he doesn't really know the work, but he's catching on. So my job is to bust my arse and prove myself thru my work, and I have, but I never really saw it being thanked or noticed because someone like the painter was always in his ear, and he's all about himself. So what he has done this whole time while being here but not as an employee is, he'd first attack the painter and everything he saw. "Oh he didn't rub that right, too much peel, yada yada yada" Then that stopped cause he then realized he wasn't gonna get his old paint job back. So now he's doing that to me, and it really doesn't bug me anymore cause one of the guys now in the office actually did the work, so no amount of talking the painter can do can change the fact that he can't hang with me in the body dept and they know it. So he has already behind my back questioned my method of attack on the quarter I just did and just Thursday he mentioned it was an 8 hour job and I was taking too long. Most times I would be pissed cause this guy has always been in the bosses ear but I have proven myself and don't feel the need. They know now, his words mean nill. So the head honcho from next door came over and was very impressed with the quarter, which probably set him off(same day as his comments) and a customer who welds who saw the quarter committed to an estimate and requested I do it. These are all things that would piss the painter off being he was once told he might do that quarter. So the owner still feels sorry for the painter and gives him crappy little in and out jobs and he had a small dent lined up. So after he talked crap behind my back about the "8 hour quarter job" the guy in the office stood up for me and said, "I'll give that dent to Henry, he'll have that thing done in 30 minutes, and that pissed him off. That day he gave me a dirty look out of nowhere(for what someone else had said to him) and I found out yesterday over beers. Funny how you see a guy down and you offer suggestions to him on fixing it and even offer to do the bodywork for FREE being it was so obvious he was struggling with getting it right and he then goes and talks more crap about you behind your back. What a snake.
Moral of the story, always do your best and be the most efficient you can be cause even if your boss doesn't know much, if you keep pounding away results will speak much louder than a deceptive guy trying to be in his ear and banking on his inexperience.