Scaredy-cat planners, slacker planners
I don't care if anyone responds, I have just got to vent!
I work for a city of almost 60,000 pop. with an extremely small staff-- two full-time planners. Now that's tricky enough, but the planner junior to me is a "weaselweenie" (from a Nickalodeon cartoon, but it fits). I mean he's always trying to slip out of doing even the very basics of his job (like checking addresses for new sfds!)and he uses grasping logic to push projects on to me (as I am the only other planner). The other half of his personality is very afraid, has no confidence in his own view (more acurately, has no viewpoint of his own) so he's always running to the director for backup and always harping on "that's not how so-and-so did it" (which is usually ancient history). There may be an opportunity in a few years to be the director of the C.D. dept. here, but they couldn't pay me enough to be this guy's boss and to save his can every time he makes mistakes (which are so often, aggravatingly, the same mistakes over and over again). Any advice anyone? Sure, I may need to be more assertive or such. But this guy is so recalcitrant, defensive, and, if you knew what I know, dense, that there's little point in being either tactful or blunt!. Maybe some other approach someone might suggest?
(Actually, I must say I get my "advice" from the job openings posted!)