How much disrespect should I tolerate?
Things have really gone down the tubes at work this week. For a reason unknown to me, I am not only reporting to one person, the production engineer. All work that I do goes through him, and he assigns work and the order it is to be done. In a matter of one day, all of my independence was taken from me. But worse of all, this guy is just plain unpleasant.
He is supposed to be training me in the clean room, which he has never done. I don't see any plans to either, yet another engineer had something planned for me shortly before this new system took over. I feel like this guy never wants to give out too much information to me, like he always wants the upper hand.
But he is just plain rude. He treats me to no professionalism whatsoever. If I do something he doesn't agree with, he'll give me this crap about be being hte new boss and I what he says is not an option. Yet everybody else will politely tell me if I am doing something wrong. This guy is just very abrupt, and I just don't think I should have to deal with it, especially if he is now my one and only boss.
This guy is 23, just graduated college, and I think he is flexing his muscle to prove himself or something. Either way, I am not enjoying working for this guy, and I believe I deserve to be treated with more respect than what I am getting. This guy treats me like I am a fool, and I am most certainly not.
So I was going to talk to HR about this, but I am not sure how. First, is this an appropriate thing to discuss with HR? This is a small company, and the president is...
a. detached from what goes on in the office.
b. swamped with projects. We are short handed in engineers, so he is filling in. But he has been working 12-13 hour days trying to keep up, and I honestly feel bad for him. I don't think it's fair to ask him to deal with this.
And secondly, how should I approach HR about this?